In our 30s and 40s, our brain starts to shrink, with the shrinkage rate significantly increasing by age 60. You might notice that by forgetting your appointments, necessity to write things down, inability to concentrate for a long time etc. . The good news is that you can exercise your brain to limit its shrinkage […]
We already know that diabetes type 2 weakens our brain health and accelerates brain aging. But how strong is this influence compared to the normal brain aging?
A recent study has found that compared to 2 children, having 3 or more of them has a negative effect on brain health later in life. Both for women and men. At least in Northern Europe.
1 glas of alhocol drink/day for women and 2 glasses for men is considered to be safe for our health and our brain. More than that can lead to changes in brain structure and brain size, resulting in brain health issues. Moreover, several studies argued that light drinking could benefit the brain in older adults. […]
According to a recent study, selenium (with the highest concentrations in Brazil nuts) could increase neuron generation, and boost learning and memory in aging brain.
Good news from science! According to a recent large study, 2 key brain abilities, which allow us to attend to new information and to focus on what’s important in a given situation, actually improve during aging.
We have different lifestyle advices to slow down our brain aging and minimize chances of getting a brain disease. A recent study added another important tool to our ‘brain anti-aging’ collection: find a good listener who can support you!
There is a growing evidence that the gut microbes play a vital role in our aging process. A recent study on mice has shown that the gut microbes can even reverse brain aging by transplanting them from young representatives into the old ones. After the transplantation the researchers observed an improved learning ability and cognitive […]
We know that aerobic exercise, like walking, swimming, running, or biking, are good for our brain. It improves our mood, gives us energy and …boosts our memory! According to a recent small study, white matter of our brain, which is responsible for communication between neurons, can also benefit from aerobic exercise, improving memory recall in […]
A recent study investigated the brain aging process of the Tsimane people (the Bolivian Amazon) and found that the difference in brain volumes between middle age and old age is 70% (!) smaller than in Western populations! In other words, the shrinkage of their brain was much slower than in our modern society. And as […]