• Exercising the Brain along with Medication Helps Slow Alzheimer's Disease

    Oct 29, 2004
    The drug Aricept allows an increase of acetylcholne in the brain. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter important for learning and memory. Aricept and medication like it is an important part of treating Alzheimer's and the drug has been shown to decrease mental decline by 38% over a one year period compared to placebo.
  • Surgery Requiring General Anesthesia Causes Dramatic Mental Decline in the Elderly

    Oct 28, 2004
    A Duke University anesthesiologist studied 354 elderly patients approximately 70 years of age who were scheduled for surgery requiring general anesthesia. Most of the surgeries were for knee or hip replacement. The patients mental function was noted repeatedly throughout the study.
  • HDL Decreases the Risk of a Blood Clot and Triglycerides Increase the Risk

    Oct 27, 2004
    477 Postmenopausal women who suffered with a first blood clot were compared with 1986 postmenopausal women who never did. Elevated triglyceride levels doubled the risk of venous thrombosis (a blood clot) while high levels of HDL: decreased the risk of a blood clot. The study is published in the August 26th, 2004 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, a journal of the American heart Association.
  • Turmeric and Resveratrol Stronger than Drugs for Cancer Protection

    Oct 26, 2004
    NF-Kappa B is a messenger chemical released in your body. Releasing NF-Kappa B controls genes that cause inflammation. This inflammation causes cellular damage and allows the proliferation of cancerous tumor cells.
  • Low Levels of Manganese Type of SOD Through Out Life Increases Cancer Risk Dramatically

    Oct 25, 2004
    Mice were bred to have life-long low levels of manganese-SOD, with 50% less SOD activity in all tissues throughout life. These mice had elevated oxidative damage. The DNA in their chromosomes, referred to as nuclear-DNA had increased damage versus normal mice.