Sunday, April 29, 2007

Health Notes

The Bad News
Low dose aspirin does not protect women from cognitive decline.

Apparently Naproxen does not prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but what about Ibuprofen?

If a single high-fat meal is bad for you, just think of what those people who eat nothing but high-fat meals are doing to themselves.

Using ethanol fuel may be healthy for the environment, but what good is a great environment if you kill all the people?

The Good News
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids appears to slow cognitive decline as we age.

Alzheimer’s disease is fairly uncommon in India, where they eat a lot of curry and turmeric.

Eating less salt could be good for your heart.

Eating chocolate or cocoa appears to help lower blood pressure, although I don’t think they are talking about eating a bunch of Hershey bars to get this effect. It is possible to buy and eat cocoa while at the same time avoiding the fat, calories, and cholesterol associated with candy bars. (I think I’ll have some now. I microwave about a half cup of water for a minute, then mix in two teaspoons of sugar and two teaspoons of cocoa. I like it.) You don’t have to go overboard in order to enjoy a little chocolate.

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1 comment:

Raggedy said...

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