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Alzheimer’s early diagnostics by eye tests and smell detecting aptitude check

According to the results of four research trials presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Copenhagen, a decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of Alzheimer’s disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up … Continue reading

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Anti-diabetic drug slows aging and lengthens lifespan

A study by Belgian researcher Wouter De Haes and his colleagues from the University of Leuven provides new evidence that metformin, the world’s most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows aging and increases lifespan. The drug slows down the aging process by … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of premature death

A new study by the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UC San Diego found that people who had less than 10 nanograms/milliliter of vitamin D in their blood were twice as likely to die over a nine-year period … Continue reading

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Vitamin E may hurt lungs depending on its form

A new study by the Northwestern University shows different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form. The form of Vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol in the ubiquitous soybean, corn and canola oils is associated with decreased lung function in … Continue reading

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Antidepressant may slow Alzheimer’s disease

A widely used antidepressant can reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer’s brain plaques, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania shows. The findings, in mice and people, are published … Continue reading

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