Two short cycles of a low-calorie diet that mimics fasting reduced inflammation and delayed cognitive decline in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report the diet is safe for humans and could help reduce signs of Alzheimer's.
Neuroimaging study reveals subtle size differences in the prefrontal region of the brain in young people with major depressive disorders and suicidal behaviors.
Sedentary behaviors while sitting for extended periods of time, such as watching TV, are associated with an increased risk of dementia in older adults. However, older adults who spent time performing cognitively stimulating tasks, such as using a computer or reading, while sitting had lower dementia risks.
Willingness in older people to give more money away appears to correlate with cognitive decline associated with dementia. The findings may explain why many older adults could be more prone to financial exploitation.
Neuroimaging study reveals those with anorexia have noticeable reductions in cortical thickness, subcortical volume, and cortical surface area. The reductions are between 2 to 4 times larger than abnormalities in brain size and shape in those with other mental illnesses.
Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease are 9 times more likely to develop depression than those without IBD. Those with depression are twice as likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified an optimal diet to extend longevity comprising of various aspects of diet, from food composition and caloric intake to the length and frequency of fasting periods.
People may underestimate the role of habit in their behaviors, including coffee consumption, researchers say. The automatic triggering of a behavior, such as a person's morning routine of coffee consumption, versus conscious intent is what makes a behavior a habit.