Researchers discovered a correlation between obesity-related neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease pathology. Losing weight, they say, can slow age-related cognitive decline and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's.
Kinase enzymes are essential for neurons to perform autophagy. Researchers found deleting genes that encode kinase NDR1 and NDR2 impairs neuron health and spurs neurodegeneration in both young and old mice.
Krill oil protects dopaminergic neurons from age-related degeneration, decreases alpha-synuclein aggregation, and improves dopamine-dependent cognition and behavior in lab models of Parkinson's disease.