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Here at the British Research Panel, we try to keep you updated with the latest breakthroughs and news within the world of research. Below, we bring a selection of articles regarding recent developments.
Deep Sleep May Help Clear the Brain of Alzheimer’s Related Toxins
New study links sleep-dependent brain activity with the excretion of toxic proteins related to Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s develops in line with increased levels of the proteins amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau in the brain. Experts believe that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), that is released during deep sleep carries such waste products away from the brain through the glymphatic system.
This analysis further highlights how deeply sleep quality can impact brain health.
Sleep activity could prove to be a revealing marker for risk of cognitive decline, increasing the chances of early intervention.
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Could Consuming Mushrooms Reduce the Risk of Cancer?
An analysis of 17 observational studies found an association between an increased consumption of mushrooms and a lower risk of cancer.
In participants who ate 18 grams of mushrooms daily, they experienced a 45% decrease in the relative risk of cancer, compared to participants who ate no mushrooms.
Mushrooms are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Antioxidant ergothioneine may have a protective role against cancer.
Although this study determines a relationship between exposure and outcome, it does not prove causation. Further research is needed.