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The XX Brain
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: Reclaiming Women's Health

PART 1. TAKE IN: THE RESEARCH BEHIND THE PRACTICE
1. The Inner Workings of the Female Brain
2. Dispelling Myths Around Women's Brain Health
3. Unique Risks to Women's Brain Health
4. The Brain's Journey from Pregnancy to Menopause

PART 2: TAKE ACTION: GET TESTED
5. The Age of Precision Medicine
6. Medical History and Laboratory Tests
7. Fill Out the Questionnaires

PART 3: TAKE CHARGE: OPTIMIZE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH,
MINIMIZE YOUR RISKS
8. Hormones, Antidepressants, and Other Meds: Do You Need Them?
9. Food Matters for Your Gray Matter
10. Eight Steps to a Well-Nourished Brain
11. Supplements for Women's Brains
12. Women and Exercise: Could Less Be More?
13. Be Mindful: Stress, Sleep, and Balance
14. More Ways to Protect Your Brain
Conclusion: Arrivederci, for Now

Appendix A: Where to Find Help
Appendix B: Diet Plan and Recipes
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

About the Author

Dr Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the author of Brain Food.

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'In her new book, The XX Brain, she [Dr. Mosconi] explains the differences between the female and male brains and explores the different ways the brain affects women's health. She offers practical tips on how to optimize brain health and discusses the unique risks women have for developing Alzheimer's disease and actions they can take to help prevent it.' - The Wall Street Journal

'Dr Mosconi's pioneering research, encapsulated in this extensive yet easy to understand book, empowers us to preserve our brainpower. And it's never too late to start.' - Ruth magazine

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