Low flavonoid intake associated with Alzheimer’s risk

A new study links a low intake of flavonoid-rich foods — such as berries, apples, and tea — with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Share on PinterestA low intake of berries and tea may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Experts predict that the number of people […]

MicroRNAs attacking new coronavirus reduce with age, health condition

A recent study has identified microRNAs, which are part of the body’s in-cell defense mechanism against viruses, that target SARS-CoV-2. The researchers also say that these decrease with age and certain health conditions. Share on PinterestResearchers have identified...

Potato protein may help maintain muscle

Research suggests that potato protein can increase the rate of protein production in the muscles. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that potato is a plant-based source of protein that can help maintain muscle. A new study suggests that protein derived from...

How the pandemic is affecting mental health in diverse US communities

Some groups may face a disproportionate mental health impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include people of color, migrants, and people of various ethnic backgrounds. In this Special Feature, we dive deeper into the issue. The fact that the current pandemic is...

Age-related macular degeneration: Study finds surprising culprit

A new study suggests that a molecule that usually suppresses harmful blood vessel growth may do the opposite in a type of sight loss called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If confirmed in future studies, the discovery could lead to more effective treatments....