Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Ceramides predict vascular brain injury and dementia

Novel blood-based biomarkers for dementia could identify disease at an early preclinical stage, serve as surrogate outcomes for clinical trials of investigational therapies and even identify future potential therapeutic targets. ...

Diabetes

Dietary PA/OA fat ratio may affect T2DM risk in women only

(HealthDay)—A diet low in palmitic acid (PA) and high in oleic acid (OA) improves insulin sensitivity and is associated with lower levels of markers of metabolic and oxidative stress in women only, according to a study ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Neuron-nourishing cells appear to retaliate in Alzheimer's

When brain cells start oozing too much of the amyloid protein that is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, the astrocytes that normally nourish and protect them deliver a suicide package instead, researchers report.

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