Aging

Circadian clock controls proteins associated with Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), characterized by diminished memory ability, has yet to see any definitive treatment options. A new study from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute highlights a promising link between the manifestation of Alzheimer’s and the circadian clock.1  What does Alzheimer’s Disease look like physiologically? Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins (AB) […]

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Could a vaccine prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain. Alzheimer’s affects the brain’s synapses, which are where information flows from neuron to neuron (1). As it progresses, protein fragments, called beta amyloid, build up outside the neurons (1). Another protein, tau, builds up inside the neurons creating what is known as a tau tangle (1). […]

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Is there a link between the gut microbiome and aging?

Healthy aging is a significant area of research, which focuses on physiological changes and factors that are associated with healthy aging. For example, the connection between the gut microbiome and aging. The population of many countries, such as Canada and the USA, are increasingly getting older. In fact, globally, there are projected to be 1.6 […]

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What is osteoporosis and how is it treated?

Osteoporosis happens when the body loses too much bone or doesn’t make enough of it. This leaves the bones weak and brittle. Brittle bones are more likely to break from minor injuries. Osteoporosis-related breaks, or fractures, are commonly seen in the hips, wrists, or spine. There are multiple ways to manage or treat osteoporosis, your […]

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Does age slow weight loss?

Researchers recently studied the effect of age on weight loss efforts. The obesity epidemic currently affects over 300 million people around the world. Even developing nations suffer with as many as 115 million people classified as obese. Obesity is related to many other diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and even […]

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Why we age

Written By Dr. George Sadowski, founder and CMO of Nourishing Biologicals, exclusively for Medical News Bulletin. Much of the research over the last few decades has been guided by the free radical theory of aging. According to the theory, aging is a result of the destruction of DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids, organelles and other vital […]

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Can a dietary supplement protect against cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease?

A protein fragment derived from soybeans shown to protect against cognitive decline in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from Kyushu University, Japan have shown for the first time that a small protein fragment or dipeptide comprised of just two amino-acids can protect against cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The study findings were […]