How Collagen Can Help Protect You From Alzheimer’s

There are more than 20 different types of collagen. Connective tissue contains mainly types I, II and III. Hair and skin contain mainly type 1 collagen, and this is the type used in cosmetic products. Types IV and V are found in internal organs. Type VI is the one that plays a special role in the brain.
Collagen VI, it turns out, is a crucial part of the brain’s defence system. It is found abundantly in, and gives structure to, the blood-brain barrier. This barrier is the membrane that controls the substances that pass from general circulation into the brain, in the same way that the gut barrier controls what passes from gut to circulation. Collagen also has an antioxidant, protective effect against free radicals generated by oxidative stress. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause extensive damage to tissues if not kept in check by antioxidants.

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How Exercise Can Help Stop Alzheimer’s Disease

Exercise, as you know, has many positive benefits. Aside from raising your buff rating, it improves all aspects of health, from pulmonary and musculoskeletal fitness, from immunity to metabolism. It is celebrated for its heart health benefits, and because cardiovascular fitness is considered a predictor of long-term health exercise can extend your life expectancy.

However, there’s another area of exercise research that is proving to be just as positive, and that’s brain health. It’s becoming clear that the right kind of exercise can help prevent the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Health Benefits of Coconut: Facts or Fraud?

Many extraordinary claims are made for the therapeutic effects of the coconut. And it looks like many of them are justified. With its exceptional oil, water, and medium chain fats, the coconut is the food of kings. It doesn’t taste bad either.

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Alzheimer’s disease and the sugar connection

Alzheimer’s and diabetes are so closely linked that researchers now refer to Alzheimer’s as type 3 diabetes. Here’s how to reduce your risk of both.

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