Can carotenoids in the brain protect against Alzheimer’s?

Carotenoids are thought to protect against Alzheimer’s disease because of their antioxidant properties and their accumulation in the brain. However, a new study from Tufts University is putting the theory into question. More than a century has passed since the German physician Dr. Alois Alzheimer first presented evidence on the case of Auguste Deter, whoContinue reading “Can carotenoids in the brain protect against Alzheimer’s?”

Helping the Brain Help Itself keynote by Mark Mattson

Now, for the second keynote at American College of Nutrition conference in New York City we’re listening to Mark Mattson, Ph.D. He starts out talking about his work in the laboratory of neurosciences at National Institutes of Aging. He talks about what happens during aging in the brain. More and more as people get older,Continue reading “Helping the Brain Help Itself keynote by Mark Mattson”