Roberta Cazzola

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Age-related changes in nutritional status can play an important role in brain functioning. Specific nutrient deficiencies in the elderly may exacerbate pathological processes in the brain. Consequently, the potential of nutritional intervention to prevent or delay cognitive impairment and the development of dementia is an important topic. A randomized,(More)
The increased generation of reactive oxygen species that occurs in the condition of obesity may be responsible for oxidative injury to erythrocyte membranes, which could lead to a decrease in tissue oxygenation. Therefore, we have looked into the effects of obesity on both indexes of oxidative damage and physical-chemical properties of erythrocyte membranes(More)
A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out to assess the efficacy of a docosahexenoic acid (DHA)-phospholipids, melatonin and tryptophan supplemented diet in improving the erythrocyte oxidative stress, membrane fluidity and membrane-bound enzyme activities of elderly subjects suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI).(More)
In this study, a comparison between elderly (>70 years) and young subjects reveals that elder people are subject to a higher oxidative stress, which causes an increase in plasma hydroperoxide levels (18%) and a decrease in antioxidant defenses (25%). Moreover, the marked decrease of the erythrocyte membrane fluidity observed in elderly subjects was likely(More)
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