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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Diabetes Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Diabetics have a significantly greater risk of dementia, both Alzheimer’s disease — the most common form of dementia — and other dementia.

Researchers from Sweden show that getting diabetes before the age of 65 corresponds to a 125 percent increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. This risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia was significant for mid-life diabetics — as opposed to those who develop diabetes after 65.

Read details on this diabetes Alzheimer's dimentia study.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Resveratrol May Protect Against Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Researchers reported a protective effect for resveratrol against alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice.

Laboratory research has associated alcoholic fatty liver with the inhibition of two signaling molecules, SIRT1 and AMPK, which regulate the liver’s fat metabolism pathways. Dr. Min You and colleagues fed mice low-fat diets supplemented with or without ethanol (alcohol) and/or a low or high dose of resveratrol, and measured the expression of SIRT1 and AMPK in the animals’ livers. They confirmed that resveratrol activated SIRT1 and AMPK in the mice that received alcohol, which prevented fatty liver.

See the resveratrol alcoholic fatty liver disease article citation.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Researchers Link Blood Sugar to Normal Cognitive Aging

Senior moments are a normal part of aging. Such lapses in memory, according to this new research, could be blamed, at least in part, on rising blood glucose levels as we age. The findings suggest that exercising to improve blood sugar levels could be a way for some people to stave off the normal cognitive decline that comes with age.

Previously, using high-resolution brain imaging, Dr. Small and his colleagues discovered that decreasing brain function in one area of the hippocampus, called the dentate gyrus, is a main contributor of normal decline in memory as we age. Showing for the first time that blood glucose selectively targets the dentate gyrus is not only our most conclusive finding, but it is the most important for 'normal' aging- that is hippocampal dysfunction that occurs in the absence of any disease states.

Read details on this blood sugar link to cognitive decline.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

High insulin levels raise risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Higher-than-normal levels of insulin place postmenopausal women at 50% increased risk of breast cancer, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Their findings suggest that interventions that target insulin and its signaling pathways may decrease breast cancer risk in these women.

Women with the highest insulin levels in their blood were more than two times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with the lowest insulin levels.

Read about this insulin breast cancer study.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Grape Seed Extract Kills Laboratory Leukemia Cells

An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to the extract.

While grape seed extract has shown activity in a number of laboratory cancer cell lines, including skin, breast, colon, lung, stomach and prostate cancers, no one had tested the extract in hematological cancers. Hematological cancers – leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma – accounted for an estimated 118,310 new cancer cases and almost 54,000 deaths in 2006, ranking these cancers as the fourth leading cause of cancer incidence and death in the U.S.

Read details on this grape seed extract leukemia study.