Clear zombie cells for longer healthier life

Cells don’t live for ever. They eventually stop dividing, at which point they should naturally enter what is called ‘programmed cell death’ or technically, apoptosis. Their components are then ready to be recycled to make new cells. But sometimes damage makes them become resistant to this normal and ‘cleansing’ death. They turn into something scientists … Read more

How you can avoid Alzheimer’s

Cut your risk by 53% – or more You can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by 53%, according to new research from Harvard University. And by adding just three more common nutrients to their dietary recommendations – you can cut the risk even further. You’ve probably read that ageing is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s … Read more

B vitamins stop pre-Alzheimer’s brain shrinkage

B vitamin complex halts brain shrinkage that precedes Alzheimer’s If you or any family member is at risk of Alzheimer’s, a new study by Oxford, Warwick and Oslo universities brings hope. Alzheimer’s and dementia are possibly the most feared ‘age-related’ diseases today. They rob sufferers of memories and so much that makes a normal life … Read more

Alzheimer’s link to animal fat in the diet

I must confess to a sneaky liking for the occasional pork pie. Now it will have to be VERY occasional! Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, reporting in Annals of Neurology, identified the ratio of unsaturated fats to saturated fats as a key factor in Alzheimer’s. Women in their 6,000 person study who … Read more