Archive for September, 2009

Meat-Eaters Aren’t at More Risk for Brain Cancer

Tweet Despite theories to the contrary, adults who eat a lot of meat may not have a heightened risk of the most common type of malignant brain tumor, a new study finds. It seems that those awful cured meats with nitrates and nitrites are just fine! We examine this in today’s video blog!

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Posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:55 pm by Charles · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Cancer, Diet, Disease, Video

Flu Can Cause Heart Attacks

Tweet According to a new study out of London, heart patients may be especially susceptible to a heart attack if they get the flu. This is especially important during this swine flu pandemic. Based on this, they are urging all heart patients to get vaccinated. British researchers analyzed 39 previous studies of heart patients and […]

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 9:30 pm by Charles · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Diet, Disease, Heart Disease, Immune System

Few Americans are at Low Risk for Heart Disease

Tweet Now that’s a pretty powerful headline, if you ask me. All of the treatment for chronic disease in this country is concerned about heart disease. If you notice, they all call for the same preventive measures: Diet, exercise, plenty of sunlight, etc. Even in diabetes, it’s clear that the main issue has to do […]

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 9:31 pm by Charles · Permalink · One Comment
In: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet, Heart Disease

Dementia toll climbs to 35 million worldwide

Tweet In this week’s video blog, I examine one of the latest headlines. While age is the biggest driver of Alzheimer’s, some of the same factors that trigger heart disease — obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes — seem to increase the risk of dementia, too. Those are problems also on the rise in many developing countries. […]

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 5:42 am by Charles · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: Disease, Video

Exercise Can Extend Survival Even in Seniors

Tweet Back in high school, I can still hear my physics teacher saying over and over again that: Correlation does not equal Cause Despite this straightforward and very true law, I continue to see headlines on studies that are making mountains out of molehills. They get totally lost in associations and it makes their conclusions […]

Posted on September 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm by Charles · Permalink · One Comment
In: Exercise

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