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How metabolism and brain activity are linked – Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients

Posted January 17, 2014

A new study by scientists at McGill University and the University of Zurich shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many epilepsy patients can be controlled by a specially formulated diet.

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Mozart K.448 listening decreased seizure recurrence and epileptiform discharges in children with first unprovoked seizures: a randomized controlled study

Posted January 14, 2014

Increasing numbers of reports show the beneficial effects of listening to Mozart music in decreasing epileptiform discharges as well as seizure frequency in epileptic children. There has been no effective method to reduce seizure recurrence after the first unprovoked seizure until now. In this study, we investigated the effect of listening to Mozart 448 in reducing the seizure recurrence rate in children with first unprovoked seizures.

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Anticonvulsant and neuroprotective effects of Pimpinella anisum in rat brain

Posted June 18, 2012

Essential oil of Pimpinella anisum L. Apiaceae (anise oil) has been widely used in traditional Persian medicine to treat a variety of diseases, including some neurological disorders. This study was aimed to test the possible anti-seizure and anti-hypoxia effects of anise oil.

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Leucine Increases Muscle Function in Geriatric Population

Posted April 30, 2012

Leucine-rich milk and whey proteins may improve muscle mass and function for senior citizens, concluded the authors of this randomized, double-blind, crossover trial involving 47 polymyalgia rheumatica patients (on average 69.5 years of age).

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Green tea improves seniors’ cognitive function

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a new study by Japanese researchers, green tea improves the cognitive function and general health of seniors. The study, which was published online on January 25 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was conducted by researchers Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine.

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