According to a recent small clinical trial, either 9g of freeze-dried cranberry powder or 100g fresh cranberries a day can significantly improve flow-mediated dilation, which shows how good blood vessels react on the increase of blood flow. An improved dilation is a sign of improved cardiovascular health. At least in healthy 45 male participants of […]

According to a recent study, eating a lot of salty products activates neurons that can facilitate decrease of blood flow in the brain.

A recent study seems to find a way to stop the forming of new toxic plaques in the brain. The researchers used hyperbaric oxygen therapy first on a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease and then on people with Alzheimer’s to see whether the therapy can halt or slow the disease progression.

Our brain doesn’t have enough place to store energy. When it needs supply of energy for its increased activity, the brain gives a sign to blood vessels for extra blood and then directs it to specific brain regions. While reading this, you might ask: how exactly does the brain communicate to blood vessels and how […]

Dementia is known a disease of old age. But did you know that about 5% of all dementia cases are among people between their 30s and 64th?

If you have sleep problems, how do you know that these are related to your REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep? The main characterics of REM sleep disorder is an abnormal behavior during REM sleep with sudden arms and legs movements and vocal sounds as a reaction to vivid dreams.

How can you maintain your brain health while getting older? You know already the answer: through lifestyle. A healthy diet, limited alcohol intake, moderate exercise, no smoking, good quality sleep, and stress-reducing practices will keep your body in balance, reducing risk factors for brain disorders, including Alzheimer.

Migraine is a mysterious disease that happens more often in women before menopause. After menopause, fewer women experience migraines. However, at that time, other health problems, such as high blood pressure, come in place. So far, it was not clear whether these two diseases are connected to each other. A recent large study gave an […]

We know that mental stress has a negative effect on our body, in particular on our blood vessels. If you are under stress, your heart rate together with your blood pressure immediatly go up, and the function of your blood vessels is temporary impaired. That is why too much stress in your life significantly increases […]

Exercise is not only good for your muscles and your heart (which is a muscle as well), but also for your brain. A recent small study showed for the first time in a randomized trial that exercise can increase blood flow to the brain. In this study the older adults @ 55+ with mild memory […]