Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -- Researchers from Canada and France have published results that challenge the view that Alzheimer's disease is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and synapses. Conducted among more than 170 subjects at various stages of Alzheimer's disease, the study (“Moderate Decline in Select Synaptic Markers in the Prefrontal Cortex (BA9) of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease at Various Cognitive Stages”), which appears in Scientific Reports, shows that the disease is accompanied by a minor decline in neuronal and synaptic markers. “Synaptic loss, plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are viewed as hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This study investigated synaptic markers in neocortical Brodmann area 9 (BA9) samples from 171 subjects with and without AD at different levels of cognitive impairment.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 -- Over the last few years, a high-salt diet has been linked to various health issues ranging from hypertension to weight gain. However, a new study using mice has found that excess salt consumption leads to reduced blood flow to the … The post High salt diet found to reduce blood flow to brain, leading to dementia appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.