Why Is Sugar Bad for Your Health?

Why Is Sugar Bad for Your Health?

October 15, 2021
Important Points: Reduce sugar intake Inflammation Natural foods Health risk Why Is Sugar Bad for Your Health? Chances are you already know that eating too much sugar isn’t good for you. Yet you’re probably still overdoing it. Sugary drinks, candy, baked goods, and sweetened dairy…

Major disparity discovered showing poor access to quality produce in low-income areas

Major disparity discovered showing poor access to quality produce in low-income areas

October 13, 2021
Summary: It is long known that health disparities between various neighborhoods exist. Further, health data show a greater prevalence of gastrointestinal infections in low-income areas. However, experts have always assumed that these disparities are due to poorer hygienic conditions. This new research indicates that contaminated…

Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

October 12, 2021
Summary: Accumulation of amyloid-beta appears to play a central role in the development of Alzheimer’s. However, researchers have a limited understanding of the production of amyloid protein in brain cells. But new studies show that the production of amyloid-beta protein is increased in those with…

Covid-19 restrictions doubled the rate of weight gain in children.

Covid-19 restrictions doubled the rate of weight gain in children.

October 11, 2021
Summary: The prevalence of obesity in children and young adults has risen in the US and even globally. It will have long-term consequences like an increase in diabetes, hypertension, and other related disorders. It has been an ongoing trend for the last few decades. Even…

Why does the carnivore diet work?

Why does the carnivore diet work?

October 8, 2021
Important Points: Carnivore diet Ketosis Caloric restriction Saturated fats Insulin resistance Why does the carnivore diet work? The carnivore diet has been praised to achieve stunning results in a very short period. What about it causes such change? It is said that the people who…

FINANCIAL INSECURITY AND RISK OF DEMENTIA

FINANCIAL INSECURITY AND RISK OF DEMENTIA

October 8, 2021
Summary: The risk of dementia is higher in people with low socioeconomic status. Low income or financial insecurity is one of the major sources of chronic stress. Prolonged stress response considerably increases the risk of dementia or age-related cognitive decline. Stress results in higher activity…

TWO-HOUR GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST MAY HELP PREDICT THE LONG-TERM RISK OF EPISODIC MEMORY DECLINE

TWO-HOUR GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST MAY HELP PREDICT THE LONG-TERM RISK OF EPISODIC MEMORY DECLINE

October 7, 2021
Summary: Severe memory decline due to aging and dementia is a major health concern among older adults. The incidence of Alzheimer’s is increasing, and it is one of the leading causes of mortality in the western world. Yet, very little is known about the etiology…

HIGH INTAKE OF OMEGA-6 RICH VEGETABLE OILS CAUSES OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

HIGH INTAKE OF OMEGA-6 RICH VEGETABLE OILS CAUSES OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

October 6, 2021
Summary: Reducing total fat consumption did not considerably help reduce the prevalence of abdominal fat accumulation, and obesity has increased. Studies suggest that this rise is more due to higher consumption of linoleic acid (LA) rich omega-6 fatty acids. It occurred as humans switched to…

Here’s the Problem with Refined Grains

Here’s the Problem with Refined Grains

October 1, 2021
Important Points: Refined grains Inflammation Carbohydrates Whole grains Obesity Here’s the Problem with Refined Grains Wheat is the key ingredient in the American diet. Unfortunately, after being milled, it is seldom utilized in its whole form with its components intact. The wheat we consume is…

What role does gut bacteria play in Parkinson’s disease?

What role does gut bacteria play in Parkinson’s disease?

September 24, 2021
Important Points: Parkinson’s disease Gut Bacteria Gastrointestinal What role does gut bacteria play in Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurologic disorder marked by tremors and muscular rigidity that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Almost 200 years has passed since Parkinson's disease…