Alzheimer’s disease triggered by stress hormone buildup: U.S. study

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National Post | Life

Roll out a yoga mat and meditate if you want to reduce your risk of developing late onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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Elderly people could stave off Alzheimer’s disease by taking supplements of B vitamins, after they were found to reduce the brain shrinkage associated with the disease by up to 90%, an Oxford University study has suggested.

Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid can lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to shrinkage of the brain in conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies had shown that patients with mild cognitive impairment suffered 50% less brain shrinkage overall if they took B vitamins.

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A new study published in the journal Aging Cellby researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., has found the brain mechanisms involved that further link stress to the…

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