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Archive: June 2017

Unhealthy diet fuels Alzheimer’s (KABC-TV)

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV highlighted research by Christian Pike of the USC Leonard Davis School on how individuals that carry a gene that may be related to Alzheimer’s disease might increase their risk of cognitive decline if they have an unhealthy diet. The

Poor Diet, Plus Alzheimer’s Gene, May Fuel Disease

Could a healthy diet spare people who have an Alzheimer's gene from developing the disease? USC Davi School researchers suggest the issue deserves further study since they found mice carrying a genetic risk factor for the disease quickly developed brain plaques after 12 weeks on a poor diet.

Reginald Tucker-Seeley Measures More Than Money

New USC Davis faculty member and 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow Reginald Tucker-Seeley looks beyond simple income measures to find out how individuals’ finance-related feelings and behaviors affect disparities in physical and mental health.

Meet A Home Contractor Who Helps Older People Age In Place (NPR)

NPR’s “All Things Considered” highlighted USC Leonard Davis School student Leon Watts, who is 66 and works to modify homes in Los Angeles for older adults. “When you can’t ski anymore, you don’t golf anymore, your friends aren’t around anymore, and your kids have grown