Good sleep quality could prevent brain diseases

19/02/20

Poor sleep quality is a significant risk factor for the onset of neurological or neuropsychiatric diseases. This is one of the important conclusions of the article published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE by the researchers of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI) project, who have analyzed the data collected from the cohort of more than 4,500 volunteers after a year of follow-up.

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Daily alcohol consumption ages brain

11/02/20

There are several studies looking at the effects of alcohol intake on the brain. A new study adds to the existing knowledge. The large study with around 11,651 participants from United Kingdom shows that each gram of alcohol consumed could lead to around a week of ageing of the brain.

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A diet enriched with nuts improves cognition and perception in older people

30/01/20

BBHI principal investigator, David Bartrés-Faz, participates in a study led by Dr. Emili Ros, BBHI scientific advisor, published recently The American Journal of Clinicial Nutrition.

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All videos of CaixaForum are now available

23/01/20

If you could not come to the III Annual Meeting of BBHI volunteers last December 10 in CaixaForum, you can see the videos of the different researchers who presented results and the latest news of the project in this  Youtube list.

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“The way we live and the things we do have a greater impact than we anticipated on brain function”

15/01/20

On December 11, a conference on the “Influence of diet in the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases” took place at the Col·legi Oficial de Farmacèutics de Barcelona. The speakers were doctors Álvaro Pascual-Leone and Emili Ros, specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology and scientific advisor of the BBHI.

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“A brain that works in a healthy way is a healthy brain, not necessarily young”

07/01/20

Our scientific director Álvaro Pascual-Leone talks with journalist Silvia Cóppulo in the program Divan of Catalunya Ràdio.

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Javier Solana collects the diploma from the IMPULSA-LLAVOR program

17/12/19

The BBHI researcher and technology coordinator, Javier Solana, attended last December 13 the closing ceremony of the Advanced Program in Science Based Entrepreneurship IMPULSA-LLAVOR.

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The III Meeting of BBHI Volunteers fills the auditorium of CaixaForum

12/12/19

The study participants filled the CaixaForum auditorium at the III Volunteer Meeting, presented by Rac1 journalist Elisenda Camps.

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How exercise benefits our brain

26/11/19

After 40 years the size of the brain is reduced by around 5% per decade, according to experts. But there is a way to mitigate the effects of atrophy associated with age on the brain’s functional capacity.

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The secret ingredient of longevity: living next to green areas

25/11/19

If you want to live longer and in better health, move to a green environment. Being in contact with nature is associated with numerous positive healthy effects, from a lower risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, less stress and better mental health.

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