Western style diet impacts on memory inhibition; deterioration of cognitive processes.

thA new study, by Macquarie University, has revealed that memory inhibition is linked to dietary excess caused by the Western style diet.  Food memory blocks out memories linked to dietary excess and depends on a brain area called the hippocampus.  Thoughts of food are set aside when people are full and eating is no longer a priority. Continue reading “Western style diet impacts on memory inhibition; deterioration of cognitive processes.”

Exercise improves executive function and memory

thA new study, published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, by the University of Texas in Dallas, has revealed that exercise increases executive brain function and immediate and delayed memory performance. Continue reading “Exercise improves executive function and memory”

Optimal amount of fat needed for healthy brain function

hypthalamusA new study was released by the  in St. Louis which specified the obvious, the body needs an optimal amount of fat for healthy brain function. Continue reading “Optimal amount of fat needed for healthy brain function”

Type 2 diabetes affects executive function.

diab-150x147A new study by the University of Waterloo is one of the first to associate to control of emotions, behaviors and thoughts. The paper was published in the journal of Psychosomatic Medicine and represents a comprehensive summary of available studies that examine the link between and reduction of executive function. Continue reading “Type 2 diabetes affects executive function.”