The FMNL2 gene links cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. Changes of activity in the FMNL2 caused by cerebrovascular disease prevent the efficient cleaning of toxic proteins in the brain, leading to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Mouse study reveals how depression and chronic stress can have an impact on cholesterol-lowering medications and influence the risk of heart disease.
Heart disease that causes brain dysfunction can lead to the development of Alzheimer's disease and triples the amount of amyloid-beta in the brain.
Contrary to popular belief, moderate coffee consumption does not increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmias or other heart health problems. Researchers found daily coffee consumption was associated with a 3% lower risk of certain cardiac conditions. Findings add to the growing body of evidence that coffee consumption can help reduce the risk of several health problems including Parkinson's disease and some cancers.
A new artificial intelligence algorithm can detect a person's risk of heart disease by analyzing a selfie. The technology examines specific facial features, such as wrinkles, xanthelasmata, and the rings on the outer edges of the cornea, which are already known to be associated with heart disease, to determine a person's risk factor.
Those who own dogs may have a boost when it comes to cardiovascular health. Researchers found pet owners report better physical wellbeing than those who don't own a pet. Dog owners had a significant improvement in cardiovascular health, physical fitness, and diet over owners of other types of pets.
Contrary to popular belief, higher coffee consumption is not associated with an increased risk of arterial stiffness. Drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day has little impact on heart health.
One hour of walking, or other physical activity, per week, significantly increases the likelihood of maintaining a disability-free status for up to 4 years in older people at risk for osteoarthritis.