Women who #breastfeed exhibit #cognitive benefits after age 50

AbstractBackground and objectivesWomen who breastfeed may experience long-term benefits for their health in addition to the more widely-appreciated effects on the breastfed child. Breastfeeding may induce long-term effects on biopsychosocial systems implicated in brain health. Also, due to diminished breastfeeding in the post-industrial era, it is important to understand the lifespan implications of breastfeeding for …

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Dietary #DHA prevents cognitive impairment and inflammatory gene expression in aged male rats fed a diet enriched with refined #carbohydrates

•A processed-foods diet (PD) impaired learning and memory in aged male rats. •PD increased inflammatory genes in the hippocampus and amygdala of aged rats. •DHA supplementation prevented memory deficits in PD-fed aged rats. •DHA supplementation ameliorated increases in inflammatory gene expression. •PD consumption led to increased weight gain in young and aged rats. AbstractThe consumption …

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