Experts warn even sugar-free sodas are linked to weight gain, dementia and stroke  

A new advisory published by the American Heart Association has warned Americans to not consume diet drinks and merely to use them as a transitional beverage between sodas and water.
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Conclusions: Our study demonstrated that iron deposits in the thalamus were related to the depressive symptoms in older adults.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Severe thalamic injury can determine a particular type of vascular dementia affecting multiple network dysfunctions, considered the central role of thalamus as a hub for afferent and efferent stimuli. A 67-year-old male patient with bilateral thalamic stroke was studied with positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and cognitive assessment, performed at baseline and at two follow-up evaluations. A pattern primarily involving thalamo-frontal connections was observed by both PET and tractography analyses. All significant differences between the patient and controls involved the anterior thalamic radiation, o...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractClinical evidence suggests that patients with subcortical ischemic vascular dementia (SIVD) perform better at cognitive tests after exercise. However, the underlying mechanism for this effect is largely unknown. Here, we examined how treadmill exercise changes the cognitive function and white matter cellular pathology in a mouse model of SIVD. Prolonged cerebral hypoperfusion was induced in 2-month-old male C57BL/6J mice by bilateral common carotid artery stenosis. A week later, the mice were randomly divided into a group that received 6-week treadmill exercise and a sedentary group for observation. In multiple beh...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this study, we found that the blood-based biomarkers BSP, OMD, ACY1, and GHR robustly associated with PD across multiple clinical sites. Our findings suggest that biomarkers based on a peripheral blood sample may be developed for both disease characterization and prediction of future disease progression in PD.
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Authors: Pluta R, Ułamek-Kozioł M, Januszewski S, Czuczwar S Abstract As the population is aging all over the world, the economic burden of ischemic brain injuries is constantly increasing. Human brain ischemia is one of the leading causes of premature death, significant morbidity and physical and mental disabilities, resulting in a lower quality of life and unusually high costs of health and social care. One of the most difficult problems associated with the pathology of the brain after ischemia is progressive dementia observed in people who survived the stroke. More recently, brain ischemia has been shown to el...
Source: Folia Neuropathologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Folia Neuropathol Source Type: research
Emergency-room doctor Kevin Haselhorst had an epiphany while he tried valiantly to save an elderly man who’d been through one-too-many traumas. His book, “Wishes To Die For: A Caregiver’s Guide to Advance Care Directives,” was the first step toward a new advocacy. Dr. Haselhorst continues to work toward helping people understand the importance of healthcare directives and the ability to make their own decisions about end-of-life care. Curious about more of Dr. Haselhorst’s views, the Candid Caregiver contacted him through email for the following interview. Read the full article on HealthCentra...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Hernia patients had a higher incidence rate and hazard ratio of dementia than those in non ‐hernia group. Advanced age, hypertension, head injury, and stroke were found to be risk factors for dementia. Patients with high socioeconomic status and history of coronary artery disease were unlikely to develop dementia in our cohort study. AbstractObjectiveMatrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) may play a role in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disease and hernia formation. This retrospective cohort study was designed to assess whether there is an association between hernia and the risk of dementia.Materials and MethodsPati...
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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We report a case of a 42 year old man with recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIA). A detailed neurologic examination revealed poor score in MMSE (20/30) defect mainly seen in recall, repetitions. Executive dysfunction, memory and language impairment were also found. Motor system examination revealed grade 3 power in right upper and lower limb with more severe weakness of distal muscles in form of grip weakness and slippage of chappals. Neuroimaging and genetic analysis for Notch-3 confirmed the diagnosis. Imaging studies suggested greater involvement in the temporal and frontal lobes along with deep areas of the brain....
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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