July 2022 How much do YOU know about Nutrition and Health? The following questions were asked of physicians in the January 2022 edition of Medscape, an online reference for healthcare providers. See how much YOU know: 1. Which most accurately expresses the results of a study on the risk for stroke and dementia in peopleRead More
REAL News – September 2020
September 2020 Single- vs Multi-Joint Exercise: Order Matters In resistance training, exercises are divided into single-joint (SJ) and multi-joint movements (MJ). SJ are where only one joint moves, like the elbow during a curl, while MJ are those where 2 or more joints move, like a chin up. Both use the biceps but theRead More
Is it Calorie-Restriction, Calorie-Reduction…or Weight Loss?
So here’s a title of an article bound to catch your attention, in Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter: “Calorie Restriction May Promote Cognitive Function.” For those of us in our middle, or higher, years (Disclaimer: I’m now 66, and feel in my middle years though most studies would put in me in the elder category),Read More
Do Strong Arms Make for Strong Brains?
A recent study out of the UK has demonstrated a relationship – NOT a causal one but a correlated one – between strong arms, as measured by grip strength, and a healthy brain. So I’m typing this with one hand at a time while doing curls with the other. Or, perhaps, I should relax andRead More
Alzheimer’s Disease and Falling: A Neuro-Cognitive Disaster
A study from the University of Wisconsin asked why it is that those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) tend to have more and more catastrophic falls than other older people with no cognitive impairment. Suffering three times the rate of falls as age- and gender-adjusted peers, those with AD, which affects mental and memory function, areRead More
If Exercise Helps the Brain, Not Exercising Hurts It, Maybe
Many studies over the past few years have expounded on the value of exercise in terms of mental, cognitive and emotional health. From fending off depression, improving executive function, reducing your risk of dementia and maybe Alzheimer’s, maintaining cardio fitness – and even strength – has been shown effective, not just during the post-workout periodRead More
Calcium Supplements May Be Linked to Dementia in Women
Generally in America it is recommended that post-menopausal women take calcium supplements – up to 1200 mg/day – to prevent the ongoing loss of bone density that naturally occurs with age and changes in hormone status. But questions abound as to whether or not supplements really work or are perhaps detrimental in other areas ofRead More
Diet And Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s
We have written and many have read here and in the mass media that exercise, and diet, may reduce your risk of dementia and maybe even Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But the big question is, HOW? Now, maybe they are getting close to figuring out how: perhaps both diet and exercise reduce the protein build-up ofRead More