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The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FOOD -

Here’s a tip to help guard the brain against mem­ory loss, based on re­search at the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence. Get bet­ter shut-eye. Stud­ies of more than 6,000 peo­ple linked poor sleep qual­ity - and es­pe­cially sleep ap­nea - to early mem­ory prob­lems called mild cog­ni­tive im­pair­ment, which in turn can raise the risk of later Alzheimer’s. Other re­search showed poor sleep can spur a brain-clog­ging pro­tein named amy­loid that’s a hall­mark of Alzheimer’s.

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