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Depression Linked To Nutrition In Middle-aged And Older Adults

Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study[1]. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women. “Lower intakes of fruits and vegetables were found to be linked to depression for both […]

Depression Associated With Acceleration Of The Rate At Which The Brain Ages

Evidence that psychological problems such as depression and anxiety increase risk for dementia later in life is growing. These problems, known as affective disorders, as well as poor cognitive function are, of course, not unusual in older adulthood. After age 70, for example, it has been estimated that the both lower mood and poor cognition […]

Neural Activity Plays A Role In Human Aging And Life Span

The brain’s neural activity – long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy – also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The findings¬†offer the first evidence that the activity of the nervous system affects human longevity. Although […]

Habitual Tea Drinking Contributes Positively To Brain Structure

A new study looks at the effects of tea drinking on the brain[1]. Researchers recruited healthy older participants to two groups according to their history of tea drinking frequency and investigated both functional and structural networks to reveal the role of tea drinking on brain organization. “Tea has been a popular beverage since antiquity, with […]

Slower Walkers Have Older Brains And Bodies At Age 45

The walking speed of 45-year-olds, especially their fastest walking speed without running, can be useful as a marker of their aging brains and bodies, new research from Duke University[1] suggests. Slower walkers were shown to have “accelerated aging” on a 19-measure scale devised by researchers, and their lungs, teeth and immune systems tended to be […]