Concerns that sleep apnea could impact healthspan

Concerns that sleep apnea could impact healthspan The number of people with obstructive sleep apnea has steadily increased over the past two decades. Obesity and advanced age, which have been reported as risk factors, are also on the rise. Scientists are concerned because sleep apnea may diminish healthspan by aggravating several cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. …

Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity

Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity A new study involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD)-induced insulin resistance and cognitive impairment. Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity …

Newly discovered biomarkers may lead to promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's

Newly discovered biomarkers may lead to promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and determining a patient’s prognosis is an inexact business, and that stands in the way of better personalized care and advances in treatment. A new study has identified a potential new way of confirming the disease and predicting a patient’s outlook. …

Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds

Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds A gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared…

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer's

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer’s People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research. Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for…