Mark A. Smith, Ph.D.
Mark A. Smith, Ph.D., is a professor at the Institute of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University. His research specialties are neurodegeneration in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and the triggers and role of oxidative stress in these diseases.
Feeding the Aging Brain
Those tiny hearts on some menus speak to people with cardiovascular health in mind. Now scientists are paving the way for another icon. Processes that “stoke the fires of aging” in the brain may be attacking the ability of neurons to communicate. Trying to counteract this with vitamins and supplements has been disappointing, but changes in diet are yielding dramatic results. Blueberries top the list, but there are many choices for a brain-healthy menu.