Author Archives: Jose Marques Lopes PhD

Combination of 2 Dietary Compounds May Have Benefits for Alzheimer’s Patients, Mouse Study Suggests

Combining two dietary compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed cognitive deficits, lowered the accumulation of toxic amyloid beta, and reduced brain inflammation and oxidative damage in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, a study reports. The study, “Combined treatment with the phenolics (−)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate and ferulic…

Aggressive Efforts to Lower Blood Pressure Also Drops Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Trial Shows

Intensive efforts to lower blood pressure — dropping systolic blood pressure, particularly, to lower-than-recommended levels — can reduce a person’s risk of the mild cognitive impairment that may precede Alzheimer’s and of dementia, results of clinical trial show. “This is the first randomized clinical trial to demonstrate a reduction in…