Exercise can help the brain repair and rejuvenate itself

A recent article in Frontiers of neuroscience (May 2018) has identified that exercise can help the brain repair itself. The researchers looked at the effect of the sedentary state on mice, compared to those who exercised. They found that the stem cells in the sedentary mouse brain became less active. Although there were expected changes in the muscle signalling pathways from motor deprivation, they also discovered that this effect, carried over into the brain. Also the mechanism for providing nutrients to neurons was also reduced.

The technical description of the effect was ‘the stem cells of the inactive mice, the gene Cdk5rap1 was less active’.

Effect of Sedentary State on Brain Gene Expression

If you would like to read the article itself, please follow the link to: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2018.00336/full

So in summary if you want a healthier brain, exercise will help.

Omega 3 helps protect vascular cells from DNA damage

A recent research article published in PLoS ONE, has demonstrated the protective effects of a diet high in omega 3 on vascular damage. The DHA and EPA up regulate the anti-oxidant response of the endothelial cells, which helps protect the DNA from damage. This study adds to the extensive body of evidence, which highlights the cardiovascular benefits of a diet high in omega 3.

If you would like to read the research article follow the link https://goo.gl/U4YLKV

Omega 3 helps reduce the ageing process

A research project on patients with cardiovascular disease has shone light on how Omega 3 can work to reduce biological ageing. The level of omega 3 is inversely related to shortening of a part of DNA called telomeres. As cells divide the telomeres control the ability of the cell to replicate without damage. The shorter the telomeres the greater the chance of defects forming.

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The researchers concluded that ‘omega-3 fatty acids were associated with decelerated telomere attrition over 5 years’.

If you would like to read the research follow the link to: https://goo.gl/r3VasU

The researchers also stated that more research was required, but provided an interesting insight into how the known health benefits of Omega 3, can be explained at a cellular level.

Chlorella has been shown to reduce body fat

A study published in the Journal of Medicinal foods has shown that consumption of Chlorella for a period of 16 weeks, reduces body fat. The research was conducted over 34 individuals split into high risk and low risk factors for life style related disease.

Chlorella Research Body Fat Percentage

This tiny micro algae contains numerous phytonutrients, such as lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health. If you would like to add chlorella to your diet, check out Ketolife Night time protein in the online shop.

For those interested in the research follow the link to https://goo.gl/Uaz8se

Omega 3 could help with Alzheimer’s prevention

A new study has recognised the importance of Omega 3 for blood flow in the brain, which suggests a link with Alzheimers. The EPA & DHA red blood cell scores, were linked with higher perfusion in the areas of the brain linked to cognitive function. The study authors suggested that small dietary changes could’ve a large impact on long term cognitive function.

If you would like to read the article visit https://goo.gl/mJ7GXq

Omega 3 heart health supported by meta analysis

Omega 3 EPA and DHA from food and supplements may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to results of a new meta-analysis, published in the Mayo Clinic proceedings.

The findings of the meta-analysis, also indicated that among randomized clinical trials, there was a statistically significant reduction in CHD risk in higher risk populations, including a 16% in those with high triglycerides and 14% in those with high LDL cholesterol.

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If you would like to read the research follow the link to: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30681-4/pdf

Higher Omega 3 status is linked to improved mental performance

An article published in Nature April 2016, has demonstrated a link between higher Omega 3 status and cognitive performance in older men and women. The link was strongest between verbal fluency and trail making.

Verbal Fluency Test
Verbal Fluency Test
Trail Making Test
Trail Making Test

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If you would like to read the article follow the link: http://goo.gl/dstxQW

Can a high fibre diet improve brain health?

A recent research article has been published (Neuroscience Letters Jun 2016) which points to the importance of gut bacteria and health. There are at least 10 times more bacteria than human cells in the body. These bacteria can have a massive influence on the body.

Not only can they influence gut health, but also produce butyrate, which can be absorbed by the body to create circulatory ketones.

Can A High Fibre Diet Improve Brain Health?

Targeted fibre type and timing can increase the levels of circulatory ketones to have positive influence on energy and health.

There is evidence to link higher levels of circulatory ketones and positive measures for Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease.

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If you would like to read the article; ‘Can a high fibre diet improve brain health?’.

Butyrate, Neuroepigenetics and the gut microbiome.