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Want to know your mortality risk? Take walking test.

In fitness, heart, lung, mortality risk, preventative test, walking test on May 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

Restricted blood flow to brain (from cardiovascular disease) leads to Alzheimer’s

In alzheimer's, brain function, cardiovascular disease and alzheimer's, coQheart, heart, memory optimizer, mental acuity, restricted blood flow to brain, vivix on December 27, 2008 at 10:57 am

 

Public Release: 24-Dec-2008
 Neuron
Brain starvation as we age appears to trigger Alzheimer’s
A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be a major trigger of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study from Northwestern University has found when the brain doesn’t get enough sugar glucose — as when cardiovascular disease restricts blood flow to the brain — a process is launched that produces the sticky clumps of protein that appear to be a cause of Alzheimer’s. 
 NIH/National Institute on Aging, MetLife Foundation, Northwestern University

Contact: Marla Paul
Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

 

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Scan shows if your arteries are clogged.

In arteries, cholesterol, cinch, cinch inch loss, clogged arteries, heart, weight on December 15, 2008 at 7:02 am

Advanced CT Scans Valuable To Check For Clogged Arteries (December 8, 2008) — In a development that researchers say is likely to quell concerns about the value of costly computed tomography scans to diagnose coronary artery blockages, researchers report solid evidence that the newer, more powerful 64-CT scans can easily and correctly identify people with major blood vessel disease and is nearly as accurate as invasive coronary angiography. … > full story

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Green Tea: tooth decay, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, cholesterol, weight, digestion, detox chemicals and alcohol

In alcohol, alzheimer's, antioxidant, beriberi disease, blood sugar, blotchiness, body temperature, bonde health, bone health, brain, cancer, detox, digestion, fatigue, green tea, HDL, heart, LDL, metabolism, morepinephrine, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disease, parkinson's, soda, stimulant, tea, thirst, tooth decay, urinary funciton, weight on December 14, 2008 at 10:49 am
  • Drink Tea To Avoid Tooth Erosion, Study Suggests (November 28, 2008) — Researchers compared green and black tea to soda and orange juice in terms of their short- and long-term erosive effect on human teeth. The study found that the erosive effect of tea was similar to that of water, which has no erosive effect. … full story
  • History  Wikipedia 
    • Tea consumption had its origin in China more than 4,000 years ago[5]. Green tea has been used as traditional medicine in areas such as China, Japan, India and Thailand to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar and promoting digestion.
    • The Kissa Yojoki (Book of Tea), written by Zen priest Eisai in 1191, describes how drinking green tea can have a positive effect on the five vital organs, especially the heart. The book discusses tea’s medicinal qualities, which include easing the effects of alcohol, acting as a stimulant, curing blotchiness, quenching thirst, eliminating indigestion, curing beriberi disease, preventing fatigue, and improving urinary and brain function.
  • Claims  Wikipedia
    • Stopping certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
    • The prevention and treatment of cancer [6]
    • Treating multiple sclerosis [7]
    • Preventing the degradation of cell membranes by neutralizing the spread of free radicals which occur during oxidation process. [8][dubious ]
    • Reducing the negative effects of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by lowering levels of triglycerides and increasing the production of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
    • Joy Bauer, a New York City nutritionist, says [the catechins in green tea] increase levels of the metabolism speeding brain chemical norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
    • Japanese researchers claim that drinking five cups of green tea a day can burn 70 to 80 extra calories. Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a self-proclaimed anti-aging specialist, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and told Oprah’s viewers they can lose 10 lbs (4.5 kg) in 6 weeks drinking green tea instead of coffee.