Researchers of a recent study have found that niacin (also known as vitamin B3) slows down the progression of Alzheimers in a mouse model. Niacin seems to change microglia response to amyloid plaques.
According to a recent small but long-term study, drinking 2 cups of coffee (2x240g) may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s.
We know that accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins in the brain is one of the main features of Alzheimer’s. But did you know that the same proteins are also present in other (periphereral) organs and that there is a possibility that these proteins are interrelated with each other?
Many older people have amyloid plaques in their brains but never progress to developing Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that amyloid accumulation on its own is not enough to cause dementia. So what is a trigger that starts the disease progression?
The accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) and tau protein in the brain are the main two features of Alzheimer’s disease. But why do they start to accumulate and to harm our brain are still the questions to answer.
We know that having APOE ε4 gene increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 2-3 times. However, it doesn’t mean that people with the gene will develop this type of dementia. It all depends on various factors. One of them is the presence of depression.
A recent study proposes a model, mapping whole-brain gene activities and their changes during healthy aging and in case of Alzheimer’s disease. To develop the model, researchers used a wide range of information, starting from gene activity on the micro level and ending by chances in brain characteristics on the macro level, such as formation […]
According to a new study, eating a Mediterranean diet may protect your brain from abnormal protein (amyloid and tau) build up and shrinkage that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Although Alzheimer’s disease is the 5th leading cause of death worldwide, it remains still incurable. A recent European study investigated the relation between the gut microbiota and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found out that systemic inflammation and products of the gut microbiota are the big contributors to the development of amyloid plaques […]
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