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Brain Health: Diet, Exercise, and Disease Prevention



Brain Health: Diet, Exercise, and Disease Prevention

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST


Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Healthy nutrition, sleep, and regular exercise have long been known to boost the immune system and to promote longevity. But, what effect do these life style choices have on the brain? Certain foods are marketed as “brain foods”, promising to boost your cognitive function and stave off neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s. Other evidence suggests that exercise can boost memory and learning. However, what is the evidence behind these claims? This panel convenes experts in the fields of geriatric medicine, nutrition, and neuroscience to help illuminate this topic.




Yuko Hara, PhD
Yuko Hara, PhD

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Miia Kivipelto, PhD
Miia Kivipelto, PhD

Karolinska Institute

Saul A. Villeda, PhD
Saul A. Villeda, PhD

University of California, San Francisco