Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

There are various forms of dementia. However, the most common type of dementia is that caused by a specific disease called Alzheimer’s Disease, or AD. Those who start to lose cognitive abilities (which your doctor can arrange to be tested) will generally be given a scan of the brain to determine the cause. The scan …

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How Not to Die

How Not to Die

In “How Not To Die”, Dr Michael Greger addresses a whole range of diseases, including cancer, dementia, heart disease and strokes, gathering a mass of published evidence from medical trials. His conclusion is that it is possible to reduce the chances of getting these diseases, primarily by a change in diet. He says: “Most deaths …

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Telomere

Telomeres

Telomeres are bits of DNA at the ends of each chromosome, and protect the chromosome during cell division. Over time, the bits of DNA get shorter, and it’s exacerbated by things like sun exposure. When the telomere is too short, it blocks cell division, and leads to aging of your cells, and thus to various …

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

Wikipedia (abbreviated): Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow. Most omnivorous people in developed countries obtain enough vitamin B12 from …

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