Commonly used antidepressant changes the brain’s fat composition

Commonly used antidepressant changes the brain’s fat composition

November 10, 2021
Summary: Depression in children and young adults is on the rise. Depression-related suicides are among the leading causes of death among this age group. As a result, doctors are now more likely to prescribe antidepressants in this age group. Prozac (fluoxetine) is among the most…

Obesity is an independent risk factor for depression

Obesity is an independent risk factor for depression

October 29, 2021
Summary: Metabolic disorders and depression are widespread. It is a well-established fact that obesity increases the risk of metabolic diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular conditions. Further, studies show that obesity also considerably increases the risk of depression. Although the relationship between obesity and metabolic disorders…

Omega-3 may have a role in stabilizing memory function in Alzheimer’s

Omega-3 may have a role in stabilizing memory function in Alzheimer’s

October 28, 2021
Summary: Alzheimer's is on the rise, yet there is no known effective measure to prevent its onset. Most efforts have a limited role in preventing its progress, too. Even worse, there are no reliable early biomarkers of the condition. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to…

Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

October 12, 2021
Summary: Accumulation of amyloid-beta appears to play a central role in the development of Alzheimer’s. However, researchers have a limited understanding of the production of amyloid protein in brain cells. But new studies show that the production of amyloid-beta protein is increased in those with…