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Antioxidants May Not Help Against Alzheimer’s Disease

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Following a diet rich in antioxidants such as the Mediterranean diet is associated with decreased risks for both cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease. But is it the case that taking antioxidant supplements is beneficial? In 2010, a NIH study concluded that such supplements do not lower risks of decline and Alzheimer’s. A recent, small but well designed, study went further and showed that these supplements do not help people who already have Alzheimer’s Disease. In some cases, they can even accelerate cognitive decline. Continue reading

Vitamin B12 and Cognitive Decline

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

What is the relationship between vitamins and cognitive health? Should we take vitamin supplements to increase our brain functions? What is the evidence? A recent study, published in the journal Neurology, indicates that low levels of vitamins B12 may be associated with low cognitive scores and brain volume. Continue reading

Healthy Food for a Better Brain

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

We have all heard about special diets for people with heart problems. But did you know that some foods are also specifically good for brain health? Here are the main components of our diet that seem to have a positive effect on brain functions: Continue reading