D-tagatose, a comparatively lesser-known simple sugar, has been shown to lower blood sugar, particularly in studies of diabetics. Given the link between diabetes and dementia, this sugar could be used as a brain-friendly alternative to conventional industrial sugars.
The fact that fructose hardly raises blood glucose levels due to its low glycemic index and is largely metabolized independently of insulin has led to the assumption in the past that it has a beneficial effect on health. New studies prove that fructose is less beneficial than previously thought.
Highly processed foods and neuronal health: is there also a link with other neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis?
Recently, we reported on "Knowledge stops dementia" about (ultra)processed food, also known as fast food, and the associated risk to [...]
Nutrition-related dementia research has generated a flood of promising data in recent years, focusing on the amount of certain nutrients or ingredients in the diet. More recently, many people's diets have changed, and researchers are beginning to focus on a different component of the diet: Ultra-processed foods, also known as fast foods.
The coconut palm (cocos nucifera), also known as the "tree of life," provides many valuable foods - most famously coconut oil. In recent years, global consumption of coconut oil has boomed due to its promised health benefits. But does the consumption of coconut oil really bring health benefits or does it rather do harm?
There is a diet that for many years has already achieved the best results in the fight against the common ailments of civilization: the LOGI method. Whether in the prevention or treatment of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, lipid metabolism disorders such as high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol, whether for the follow-up of non-alcoholic fatty liver, against high blood pressure, polycystic ovarian syndrome or simply "just" to stay in shape - with the help of the LOGI method it is all possible.
Spermidine, also known chemically as N-(3-aminopropyl) butane-1,4-diamine, is one of the naturally occurring polyamines. It occurs as a natural substance in amino acid metabolism of all living organisms and in all cells, and therefore also in a variety of plant and animal foods. Particularly rich food sources are wheat germ, but hard cheese, dried soybeans and some other foods also provide good amounts of spermidine. Recently, it was shown in mice that spermidine from food actually reaches the brain, thus crossing the blood-brain barrier.
Vitamin E supplements and Alzheimer’s disease: a new study supports the importance of its composition.
The use of vitamin E supplements in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease has been studied for a long time and still controversial: The scientific [...]
Recent study shows: the MIND diet protects against cognitive decline, even independently of the pathological changes in the Alzheimer’s brain
An intriguing question for Alzheimer's researchers is the fact that some patients manage to maintain good cognitive function despite severe brain lesions (anatomical anomaly in parts of the brain). Thus, there seems to be no correlation between the deposition of amyloid plaques and cognitive changes such as memory loss, planning difficulties, behavioral disturbances, and others.
Recently, we reported that insulin resistance is an important cause of Alzheimer’s disease. The disturbance of glucose metabolism can cause [...]