A recent research reviewed existing 41 observational studies with 792.500 participants to investigate a possible relation between BMI (body mass index) and different types of headaches. Researchers came to conclusion that participants with either underweight or overweight had an increased risk for migraine. This link between BMI and migraine was nonlinear. The risk was the […]
Finally the good news for vegetarians and vegans! It seems that a plant-based diet can provide not only with necessary amount of protein, but als with all essential amino acids. Here, a variety of plant-based protein sources is a key. Most plant foods have some protein, with the best sources being legumes, soy products (including […]
According to a recent Australian study, higher body fat leads to increased shrinkage of the brain’s gray matter and a greater risk of cognitive decline.
Does one of your parents have dementia? Than your chance of developing the same disease is increased by 70%! However, according to a preliminary study, healthy lifestyle can significantly lower dementia risk among people with a family history of dementia.
Overweight is one of the widely recognized risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. But lower BMI seems also to increase a risk of the disease. According to a recent study, a combination of higher genetic risk for Alzheimer’s and lower BMI, especially in older men, could increase a risk of Alzheimer’s and predict the disease progression.
If you are talking about healthy aging, then you most probably talk about biological aging. There is even an apart science field about that, the geroscience, that studies how to slow down biological aging to live healthier and longer. However, it doesn’t traditionally look at the behavioral or (psycho)social aspects of healthy aging. And it […]