cognitive function

Are you smarter in summer? Brain health changes with the seasons

As the hottest summer on record comes to an end, many of us will have felt the benefits of the…

Excess belly fat in older adults ‘linked with cognitive impairment’

The amount of belly fat a person has (the waist to hip ratio) is associated with reduced cognitive function in…

Four simple ways to keep the brain healthy

It’s likely that you know someone who’s been affected by dementia. According to the Alzheimers Society, one in six people…

Dark chocolate ‘reduces stress and inflammation’

Consuming dark chocolate with a high concentration of cacao (a minimum of 70 per cent) has positive effects on stress…

Marmite

Could a teaspoon of Marmite a day protect your brain?

New research suggests that eating a teaspoon of Marmite a day may improve brain function and potentially ward off neurological…

exercise

Being active and staying thin help to protect the ageing brain

Insulin resistance, which is more common in overweight people, is linked to an increased rate of cognitive decline, according to…

probiotics

No, a yoghurt a day won’t help to beat Alzheimer’s

Probiotics found in yoghurt and supplements could improve the cognitive skills and memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

Is a boring job really bad for the brain? It’s not as clear as you think

A lack of stimulation can have a long-term negative effect on the brain, according to a study published in the…

Sorry, a weekly curry won’t prevent dementia

A weekly curry could prevent dementia, according to recent headlines. Sadly the evidence isn’t there yet — but it is…

A three-day working week ‘is better for the over-40s’

People over 40 should work three days a week if they want to avoid decreased brain function, according to a…

Exercise ‘knocks a decade off your brain age’

Regular exercise has a profound effect on the brain, delaying cognitive decline by as much as ten years, according to…

Does eating chocolate really improve your brain function?

Regular consumption of chocolate is associated with better cognitive function, according to a study published in the journal Appetite. The…