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Research on Mice Links Fast Food to Alzheimer's

They test mice because their inner workings are much like humans...


LONDON (Reuters) - Mice fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease, said a Swedish researcher.

The findings come from a series of published papers by a researcher at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet...

"On examining the brains of these mice, we found a chemical change not unlike that found in the Alzheimer brain," Susanne Akterin, a researcher at the Karolinska Institutet's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, who led the study, said in a statement...

Alzheimer's disease is incurable and is the most common form of dementia among older people. It affects the regions of the brain involving thought, memory and language.

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P.S. Gary Taubes, a science journalist, hypothesizes that the excessive amounts of sugar and refined flour in American diets are contributing to Alzheimer's.

He report…

Sugar Industry Hides Research Linking Sugar to Cancer

The sugar industry manipulated research fifty years ago, by abruptly ending research suggesting a link between sugar and cancer.

"Let’s say this study had been going the other way and you could have fed these animals massive amounts of sugar and it didn't do anything. I'm sure (the sugar industry) would not have cut off the funding. They would be out there thumping the tub - 'look, we fed these rats, like, five gazillion pounds of sugar and it didn't matter." - Professor Stanton Glantz, Ph.D.

Are you surprised?

When it comes to your health, who do you trust?

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Only 1 in 10 Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables, CDC study finds

Only a sliver of Americans eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Just 12 percent of Americans eat the minimum daily fruit recommendation of one and a half to two cups per day, and only 9 percent consume the minimum daily vegetable recommendation of two to three cups per day, according to the study, published on Thursday.

"The study confirms years of data demonstrating that Americans do not eat their veggies," Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition and food studies at New York University, told the Guardian.

"Assuming this result is close to reality, it suggests the need for taking much stronger action to make it easier and cheaper to eat fruits and vegetables."

The study, which broke out groups of Americans by state, class, race and gender, found some subgroups were even less likely to eat enough produce.

Men, young adults and people living in poverty all had especially low rates of fruit and veg…

FDA Finds Majority Of Herbal Supplements At GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, And Target Don’t Contain What They Claim - Instead Cheap Fillers Like Wheat And Soy Powder

Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC are taking full advantage of the lack of regulation in regards to herbals products and selling the public supplements that do not contain the herbs on the label.

According to an investigation by the New York State attorney general’s office into store-brand supplements at four national retailers - GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, these major retail stores sell dietary supplements that do not contain the herbs shown on their labels and many of which included potential allergens not identified in the ingredients list.

They all received cease-and-desist letters asking that they stop selling these supplements.

"Contamination, substitution and falsely labeling herbal products constitute deceptive business practices and, more importantly, present considerable health risks for consumers," said the letters, first reported by the New York Times.

Source: Here

Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

By Mike Stobbe | Medical Writer | Associated Press

New York - A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.

That's less than commonly-cited estimates from more than 35 years ago, a result of new research methods and changes in American society. Smoking rates have plummeted, for example, while obesity rates have risen dramatically.

The study found that 45 percent of cancer deaths and 42 percent of diagnosed cancer cases could be attributed to what the authors call "modifiable" risk factors. These are risks that are not inherited, and mostly the result of behavior that can be changed, like exposure to sun, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, drinking alcohol and, most importantly, smoking.

A British study conducted in 1981 attributed more than two-thirds of cancer deaths to these factors.

The study used 2014 data and was conducted by the American Cancer Society. It was publish…

Higher Brain Glucose Levels May Mean More Severe Alzheimer’s

Yet another reason to maintain normal blood sugar levels.

"Lower rates of glycolysis and higher brain glucose levels correlated to more severe plaques and tangles found in the brains of people with the disease. More severe reductions in brain glycolysis were also related to the expression of symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease during life, such as problems with memory."

What is the range of your blood sugar?

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L.A. Times: It's getting clearer - the diet-cancer connection points to sugar and carbs

by Sam Apple

In August of 2016, the New England Journal of Medicine published a striking report on cancer and body fat: Thirteen separate cancers can now be linked to being overweight or obese, among them a number of the most common and deadly cancers of all - colon, thyroid, ovarian, uterine, pancreatic and (in postmenopausal women) breast cancer.

Earlier this month, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added more detail: Approximately 631,000 Americans were diagnosed with a body fat-related cancer in 2014, accounting for 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed that year.

Increasingly, it seems not only that we are losing the war on cancer, but that we are losing it to what we eat and drink.

These new findings, while important, only tell us so much. The studies reflect whether someone is overweight upon being diagnosed with cancer, but they don’t show that the excess weight is responsible for the cancer. They are best understood as a warning sign that something ab…