Archives: June 2014

COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years according to a study in JAMA. Balwinder...

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Supplements Have No Benefit in Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Elderly with Macular Degeneration

According to a new study in JAMA, supplements have no benefit in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease in the elderly with macular degeneration. Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced...

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