Preventive Neurology Newsletter

Gavin Giovannoni
The emerging science of preventive neurology
Created 09 Jul 2021
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  • HRT and dementia risk
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    Another case-control study on menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the risk of dementia. The main finding was that the risk of dementia differed depending on the use of progestogens. Oestr...
  • Are you up for taking a salt substitute?
    20 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Are we what we eat or are made to eat? Photo by Pavel Neznanov on Unsplash An interesting study in rural China showing that a salt substitute (75% sodium chloride and 25% potassium chloride by mass) r...
  • Noise pollution and dementia
    16 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    An interesting study confirming that transportation-related exposures increase your risk of dementia. The assumption is that it is due to noise pollution. But is it? Photo by Aliaksei on Unsplash An a...
  • Cognitive stimulation reduces your dementia risk
    31 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    I am not surprised that the risk of dementia in old age is lower in people with cognitively stimulating jobs compared to those with non-stimulating jobs. The obvious confounder here is the level of ed...
  • Obesity is not about calories
    13 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    Photo by Anastasiia Chepinska on Unsplash This study in this week’s Science on daily energy expenditure is getting an extraordinary amount of media coverage. The central claim is that it slays a centr...
  • How healthy is your metabolism?
    11 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    It is becoming increasingly clear that metabolic health is very important for maximising Brain Health. As a species man evolved in a very different food environment to one we live in now. Feast and fa...
  • Preventable Traumatic Brain Injury in Rugby Players
    02 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    Head injuries, particularly recurrent head injuries, are a well-defined risk factor for all-cause dementia. The question we need to ask is, ‘are head injuries preventable?’. Photo by Max Leveridge on ...
  • Is stroke a neurovascular neurodegenerative disease?
    14 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 3
    The Rotterdam Study continues giving, giving and giving. Photo by Rik van der Kroon on Unsplash Over 12 years of follow-up study participants who suffered a first-ever stroke deviated from stroke-free...
  • Uric acid and dementia
    12 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Life is metabolism and therefore most diseases will be associated with some form of metabolic dysfunction. The question is always is metabolic dysfunction upstream and hence potentially part of the ca...
  • The Preventive Neurology Unit
    09 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Preventive Neurology Newsletter. Because Google is scrapping Feedburner and they have not invested in Blogger we have moved the Preventive Neurology Unit blog to this platform, which is cle...
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