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A Bigger Belly Could Lead to a Smaller Brain

Belly fat, also known as visceral fat, is often viewed as an aesthetic problem, but if you’re carrying extra weight around your middle your physical health, including that of your brain, could be at risk. Excess belly fat is already well-known to play a starring role in the development of chronic diseases like heart disease… Read More »

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Medical News Today: 12 foods to boost brain function

The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function. The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the… Read More »

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Prions Detected in Eyes of Patients With Brain Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a fatal brain disorder that destroys brain cells, causing tiny holes in the brain. Symptoms of CJD are ataxia, or difficulty controlling body movements, abnormal gait and speech, and dementia. The disease is always fatal and has no cure.1 CJD is one of several transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). These are a… Read More »

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