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Berries, apples and tea can do wonders for your brain

If you'e looking for an easy way to keep your brain healthy, consider eating more berries, consuming more applies and drinking tea. There's good science to support the benefits of getting started early eating a healthy diet for preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. 
Alzheimer's risk significantly lower for older adults who consume these foods
Tufts University scientists looked at Alzheimer's disease risk among older adults and compared those that consumed scant amounts of apples, tea and berries that are loaded with antioxidants; published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 
The study finding was based on conclusions extracted from dietary questionairres submitted during medical exams among heart disease risk patients participating in the Framingham Heart Study. 
One of the important highlights of this study, compared to others is that the risk of the brain disease was analyzed over a 20 year period, versus short term studies that have been pub…

Synthetic compound SRT1720 helps obese mice live longer

Researchers are testing the effect of a synthetic resveratrol stimulator, known as SRT1720 to see if it might treat human diseases, reverse metabolic syndrome and help people live longer. In mouse studies, the compound did just that.

The compound has been suggested to have anti-aging properties from past studies.
SRT1720 activates a class of enzymes known as sirtuins, which are associated with the same positive health effects as calorie restriction.
In obese mice, scientists found improved liver, heart and pancreas function, compared to mice not given the patented compound.
The study is a collaborative effort of the National Institute on aging (NIA) and the drug company Sirtris, a GlaxoSmithKline company, and is published in the August 18, 2011, issue of Scientific Reports.
Drug suppresses gene pathway linked to aging

“This study has interesting implications for research on the biology of aging. It demonstrates that years of healthy life can be extended in an animal model of diet-induced o…