Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Ketones to combat Alzheimer's disease

Despite decades of efforts to develop a drug that prevents­­ or cures Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most prevalent form of dementia afflicting our aging population, there is currently no treatment for this devastating condition. ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study throws fat in the fire of diet debate

A health study came to the defence of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedevilled dieters for nearly half-a-century.

Medical research

'Satiety hormone' leptin links obesity to high blood pressure

Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers from Monash University and the University of Cambridge.

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