Evolving Health

Hadza returning from hunt in Tanzania. Credit Andy Lederer. In William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, Sir Andrew, who was worried that a joke may have been made at his expense, reasons out loud...

By the year 2050, the number of people in the world over 80 years old will reach 370 million. About 50 percent of adults currently 85 and older have Alzheimer’s disease....

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...

A PET image showing energy consumption in the hungry brain. Credit: Wiki “Can we get any smarter?” That is the question that piqued the interest of a 14-year-old boy yesterday when he...

On Sunday morning at New Horizons in Science at Yale — after some coffee for brain stimulation — we were treated to our first science talk of the day: on deep-brain...

As part of Symposium II at American College of Nutrition conference in New York City, we are now enjoying a talk by PATH Medical director Eric Braverman, M.D., FACN. Braverman starts...

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...

Unfortunately, getting older comes with a common consequence affecting up to 16 percent of elderly people – gradual reduction in brain size, which is associated with problems in learning and memory....