Sept 2017 – Research News

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What’s New!………Be in the Know

What Really Causes You to Gain Weight?

Scientists at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure, solving a puzzle that has previously eluded researchers and offering a potential novel target for the treatment of obesity.

For More Information See:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170801193339.htm

Did You Know Our Brain Takes an Unexpected Detour When Forming a Memory of an Experience?

The findings also suggest an intriguing possibility related to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the researchers.

For More Information See:   https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817122149.htm

Can Studying the Brains of Chimpanzees Help Unlock What Causes Alzheimer’s in Humans?

It was believed that humans were the only primates with brains that contain plaques and tangles simultaneously. A recent study suggests that chimpanzees do too.

For More Information See:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chimpanzees-are-first-animal-shown-to-develop-telltale-markers-of-alzheimers-disease1/

Will You Live Longer If You Read Books?

Researchers from Yale investigated this and found out that they did. By the average, two years longer.  Don’t you wonder why this is true?

For More Information  See:
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/want-to-live-longer-read-a-book/

Eating Mushrooms Have Beneficial Effects

They Supply Free-Radical Scavengers and May Have a Preventive Effect against the Incident Risk of Dementia. Previous research has also shown that mushrooms possess anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory functions.

For More Information See:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/883962


Should We Make Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

According to Dr. Hana Kahleova, one of the authors of the study, which was done by researchers at Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California and published in The Journal of Nutrition in July, having the largest meal in the morning appears to have advantages for weight control compared with having a large meal in the evening,       For More Information  See:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/well/eat/the-case-for-a-breakfast-feast.html?

Check Out Lion’s Mane (Pom Pom) Mushroom – Will They Have an Effect on Damaged Nerve Function and Myelin Degradation.

This is an information article I found about the Lion’s Mane (Pom Pom) mushroom.  I’m anxious to hear about the exciting research into the positive effect on the brain and overall nervous system regarding this mushroom. Previous information has shown that it improve both cognition, concentration, reduces depression and anxiety.  It has been found to be the only mushroom to cause an increase in NGF.

If you want to learn more about this mushroom  See:

https://chagahq.com/medicinal-mushrooms-list/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24266378

http://www.livestrong.com/article/509385-lions-mane-mushroom-for-nerve-damage/