Tag: brain disease

Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis

“Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis” As I noted last year, the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study found that the daily consumption of the amount of cholesterol found in just a single egg appeared to cut a woman’s life short as much as smoking 25,000 cigarettes— five cigarettes a day, for fifteen years. Following up on that…

By Ewald Bahringer October 7, 2019 100

Is Something in Tobacco Protective Against Parkinson’s Disease?

“Is Something in Tobacco Protective Against Parkinson’s Disease?” The CDC recently celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s report on smoking, considered one of the greatest public health achievements of our time, the first of 30 other such reports from the Surgeon General on smoking. Internal tobacco industry memos document their response.…

By Ewald Bahringer September 30, 2019 52

Alzheimer’s and Atherosclerosis of the Brain

“Alzheimer’s and Atherosclerosis of the Brain” In 1901, Auguste was taken to an insane asylum in Frankfurt Germany by her husband. She was described as a delusional, forgetful, disoriented woman who “could not carry out her homemaking duties.” She was seen by a Dr. Alzheimer, and was to become the case that made his a…

By Ewald Bahringer September 26, 2019 0

Risk Associated With Iron Supplements

“Risk Associated with Iron Supplements” Iron is a double-edged sword. If we don’t absorb enough, we risk anemia. But if we absorb too much, we may be increasing our risk of colorectal cancer, heart disease, infection, neurodegenerative disorders, and inflammatory conditions. Other conditions that have been associated with high iron intake include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis,…

By Ewald Bahringer September 15, 2019 42

Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

“Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?” A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of DHA supplementation of pregnant and breast-feeding women failed to find any clear and consistent short or long-term benefit for psychomotor, mental, visual or physical development. Maybe DHA supplementation during pregnancy has no effect because the body isn’t stupid and…

By Ewald Bahringer September 11, 2019 22