Posts Tagged ‘Cognitive function’

Study shows raised homocysteine levels are linked to dementia

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011

An article in Nature Journal confirms previous evidence that raised homocysteine levels are a likely primary predictor and potential cause of the brain damage that identifies Alzheimer’s.  ‘homocysteine is associated with an increase in the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia’ Levels of Homocysteine area associated with a lack of Vitamin B6, B12 and Folic acid. […]

High fat diets may cause emotional disturbance

Posted: Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour (SSIB) has found that a prolonged high fat diet is associated with changing levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. This chemical conducts signals in the brain that control movement, emotional responses and the ability to feel pleasure […]

“Energy Drinks” Potentially Harmful to Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Posted: Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Consumption of energy drinks increases blood pressure and heart rate, and should therefore be avoided by people with hypertension or heart disease, according to results of a small prospective study. These effects are probably seen because the beverages  which are  marketed to enhance cognitive function and stamina, usually contain caffeine, the amino acid taurine and […]