Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Walnuts and Healthy Aging study (WAHA): Protocol for a Nutritional Intervention Trial with Walnuts on Brain Aging

You'll have to ask your doctor which nuts are best and how much to eat.

New research shows almonds reduce the risk of heart disease

Go Nuts to Age Well: 6 Benefits of Nuts for Older Adults

Nuts and peanuts, but not peanut butter, may protect against death from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, and other major causes

 

 


http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00333/abstract
Sujatha Rajaram2, Cinta Valls-Pedret1, Montserrat Cofan1, Joan Sabaté2, Mercè Serra-Mir1, Ana M Pérez-Heras1, Adam Arechiga2, Ricardo P Casaroli-Marano1, Socorro Alforja1, Aleix Sala-Vila1, Mónica Doménech1, Irene Roth1, Tania M Freitas-Simoes1, Carlos Calvo1, Anna López-Illamola1, Ella Haddad2, Natalie Kazzi2, Lynnley Huey2, Joseph Fan2, Edward Bitok2 and Emilio Ros1*
  • 1Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain
  • 2Loma Linda University, USA
Introduction: An unwanted consequence of population aging is the growing number of elderly at risk of neurodegenerative disorders, including dementia and macular degeneration. As nutritional and behavioral changes can delay disease progression, we designed the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study, a two-center, randomized, 2-year clinical trial conducted in free-living, cognitively healthy elderly men and women. Our interest in exploring the role of walnuts in maintaining cognitive and retinal health is based on extensive evidence supporting their cardio-protective and vascular health effects, which are linked to bioactive components such as n-3 fatty acids and polyphenols.
Methods: The primary aim of WAHA is to examine the effects of ingesting walnuts daily for 2 years on cognitive function and retinal health, assessed with a battery of neuropsychological tests and optical coherence tomography, respectively. All participants followed their habitual diet, adding walnuts at 15% of energy (~30-60 g/d) (walnut group) or abstaining from walnuts (control group). Secondary outcomes include changes in adiposity, blood pressure, and serum and urinary biomarkers in all participants and brain magnetic resonance imaging in a subset.
Results: From May 2012 to May 2014, 708 participants (mean age 69 years, 68% women) were randomized. The study ended in May 2016 with a 90% retention rate. Discussion: The results of WAHA might provide high-level evidence of the benefit of regular walnut consumption in delaying the onset of age-related cognitive impairment and retinal pathology. The findings should translate into public health policy and sound recommendations to the general population. (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01634841).
Keywords: cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), dietary intervention, walnuts, randomized trial, Aging
Citation: Rajaram S, Valls-Pedret C, Cofan M, Sabaté J, Serra-Mir M, Pérez-Heras A, Arechiga A, Casaroli-Marano R, Alforja S, Sala-Vila A, Doménech M, Roth I, Freitas-Simoes T, Calvo C, López-Illamola A, Haddad E, Kazzi N, Huey L, Fan J, Bitok E and Ros E (2016). The Walnuts and Healthy Aging study (WAHA): Protocol for a Nutritional Intervention Trial with Walnuts on Brain Aging. Front. Aging Neurosci. 8:333. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00333

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