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How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's

Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: “feel-good” hormones that boost mood. Now there’s evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study co-led by Ottavio Arancio, MD, PhD, a researcher at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and… Read More »

Alzheimer's bacterial link reiterates the importance of our microbiome

A bacterium seems to cause Alzheimer’s as well as gum disease, hinting that our microbial denizens may be involved in many diseases we thought weren’t infectious A. Dowsett, Public Health England/Science Photo Library THE suggestion that a bacterium behind gum disease could be the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s is an early contender for most astounding… Read More »