Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

Summary: Accumulation of amyloid-beta appears to play a central role in the development of Alzheimer’s. However, researchers have a limited understanding of the production of amyloid protein in brain cells. But new studies show that the production of amyloid-beta protein is increased in those with higher cholesterol synthesis by astrocytes (supporting cells in the brain) […]

Financial insecurity and risk of dementia

Summary: The risk of dementia is higher in people with low socioeconomic status. Low income or financial insecurity is one of the major sources of chronic stress. Prolonged stress response considerably increases the risk of dementia or age-related cognitive decline. Stress results in higher activity of the HPA-axis elevated cortisol and vasopressin. It ultimately means […]

High intake of omega-6 rich vegetable oils causes obesity and insulin resistance

Summary: Reducing total fat consumption did not considerably help reduce the prevalence of abdominal fat accumulation, and obesity has increased. Studies suggest that this rise is more due to higher consumption of linoleic acid (LA) rich omega-6 fatty acids. It occurred as humans switched to greater consumption of vegetable oils from animal fat consumption. It […]

What are the health benefits of losing weight?

Important Points: Weight Loss Benefits Diabetes Cancer Pain Cognitive function What are the health benefits of losing weight? 1. It will improve your cognitive function Losing weight is not just a physical change; it can also affect the way a person thinks. According to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, intentional […]

What role does gut bacteria play in Parkinson’s disease?

Important Points: Parkinson’s disease Gut Bacteria Gastrointestinal What role does gut bacteria play in Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurologic disorder marked by tremors and muscular rigidity that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Almost 200 years has passed since Parkinson’s disease was first identified as an observable medical condition. Fast forward to today, […]

What are the benefits of walking?

Important Points: Walking Exercise Endorphins Cardiovascular health What are the benefits of walking? When it comes to physical activities, few can be as easy and as natural as walking, and despite its ease and accessibility, walking has been shown to have benefits you can harness to help improve your health. Here are a few benefits […]

What are the benefits of Vagus Nerve Stimulation?

Important Points: Vagus nerve Stimulation Nervous system Anxiety What are the benefits of Vagus Nerve Stimulation? Feeling tense? Do you often find yourself stressed out with today’s hectic fast-paced lifestyle? If you are like most people then your answer is most likely yes.  Oddly enough, you need not look very far to find a solution […]

What are Psychobiotics?

Important Points: Psychobiotics Mental disorders Probiotics What are Psychobiotics? Ever since the discovery of the Gut-Brain Axis within this decade, researchers are in a race to explore new treatments for psychiatric conditions. Over the past years, a lot of research was successful in shining a light on the effect of gut microbiome on mood and memory. […]

Are Vegetable and Seed Oils Bad for Your Health?

Important Points: Industrial Seed Oils Hydrogenated fat Omega 6 Omega 3 Linoleic acid Animal Fats Are Vegetable and Seed Oils Bad for Your Health? The consumption of vegetable oils has increased dramatically in the past century. Contrary to what we’ve been told, industrial seed oils such as soybean, canola, and corn oils are not “heart […]