Caffeine increases the levels of an enzyme thought to be protective against dementia

Dementia is a disease that mainly affects older people and is characterized by difficulties with coordination and speech, memory distortions, restlessness, and problems with perception. People with dementia also suffer from behavioural changes which can include depression, irritability, anxiety, apathy, and agitation. 20-40% of people over the age of 85 will be diagnosed with dementia…

Smoking could be causing your brain to shrink

Cigarette smoke is composed of hundreds of toxic compounds that when inhaled can cause harm to nearly every organ system within your body and the body of people exposed to your second hand smoke. This includes heart disease, increased blood pressure, strokes, bronchitis and emphysema (COPD), decreased fertility in males, birth defects in pregnant females…

One third of all Alzheimer’s cases may be preventable.

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most concerning health problems currently affecting the world. In the US, over 5 million people are currently living with the disease and about 500,000 people die annually from Alzheimer’s or dementia related disease. Without new prevention or treatment, it is estimated that the amount of people suffering from Alzheimer’s in…