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Genetic Link Adds to Gut-Brain Axis Theory in Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 July 2022
Genetic Link Adds to Gut-Brain Axis Theory in Alzheimer's Disease
A world-first Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has confirmed the link between the two, which could lead to earlier detection and new potential treatments. Alzheimer's disease (AD) destroys memory and thinking ability and is the most prevalent form of dementia. Previous observational studies have suggested a relationship between AD and gastrointestinal tract disorders, but what underpins these relationships had been unclear -- until now. ECU's Centre for Precision Health has now p...
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Recovering From Surgery: Practical Tips

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 July 2022
Recovering From Surgery: Practical Tips
Nutrition following surgery The type of surgery you have will determine what and when you can eat after surgery. Surgeries involving the mouth, throat, abdomen, or digestive tract will likely lead to more restricted diets. Once you are able to progress beyond clear liquids, an anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sources of high quality protein for at least two weeks (but ideally six weeks) after surgery is recommended  Pain control after...
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Fermented Wheat Germ Extract

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 July 2022
Fermented Wheat Germ Extract
Fermented wheat germ extract (WGE) was developed by Mate Hidvegi, a Hungarian chemist, in the 1990s. It should not be confused with wheat germ oil. WGE has been used as a dietary supplement by cancer patients in Hungary to improve quality of life. WHAT IS IT?
Wheat Germ is part of the seed found in the kernel, “berry,” of wheat stock.  The germ is the embryo - or sprouting section - of the seed. During the milling process of making standard white flour, not with whole wheat ...
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Long Term High-Fat Diet Expands Waistline And Reduces Brain Function

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 21 July 2022
Long Term High-Fat Diet Expands Waistline And Reduces Brain Function
New research shows that fatty foods may not only be adding to your waistline but also playing havoc with your brain. An international study led by UniSA neuroscientists Professor Xin-Fu Zhou and Associate Professor Larisa Bobrovskaya has established a clear link between mice fed a high-fat diet for 30 weeks, resulting in diabetes, and a subsequent deterioration in their cognitive abilities, including developing anxiety, depression and worsening Alzheimer's disease. Mice with impaired co...
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Where Cancer Cells Prefer To Migrate

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 21 July 2022
Where Cancer Cells Prefer To Migrate
An international team of researchers led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineers have found that cancer cells can gravitate toward certain mechanical "sweet spot" environments, providing new insights into how cancer invades the body. The findings could help scientists and engineers better understand how cancer spreads and could improve future treatments. The study is published in Nature Materials. In a previous study, the University of Minnesota-led team found that cells...
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