Sugar May Harm Brain Health

Sugar May Harm Brain Health
High levels of blood glucose are linked to memory impairments
Scientific American Mind 25, 14 (2014)
http://www.nature.com/scientificamericanmind/journal/v25/n4/full/scientificamericanmind0714-14b.html

Reconsolidation Allows Fear Memory to Be Updated to a Less Aversive Level through the Incorporation of Appetitive Information
Neuropsychopharmacology (2015) 40, 315–326
Josue Haubrich

‘Safe’ levels of sugar harmful to mice
Diet comparable to that of many Americans left animals struggling to reproduce and to compete for territory.
Brian Owens
13 August 2013
http://www.nature.com/news/safe-levels-of-sugar-harmful-to-mice-1.13555

Cutting calories may improve memory
Elderly people benefit from caloric restriction.
http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090126/full/news.2009.57.html
original paper:
Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 106, 1255–1260 (2009)
Witte, A. V., Fobker, M., Gellner, R., Knecht, S. & Flöel, A.

AHA > Life’s Simple 7

Life’s Simple 7
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/My-Life-Check—-Lifes-Simple-7_UCM_471453_Article.jsp

My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. … This seven step list has been developed to deliver on the hope we all have–to live a long, productive healthy life.

Manage blood pressure
Control cholesterol
Reduce blood sugar
Get active
Eat better
Lose weight
Stop smoking

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http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v217/n3/full/sj.bdj.2014.651.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/16/320309856/father-devises-a-bionic-pancreas-to-help-son-with-diabetes

http://www.womenshealth.gov/screening-tests-and-vaccines/screening-tests-for-women

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/03/14/148520621/doctors-revamp-guidelines-for-pap-smears

How to Make Diseases Disappear
TED, Dec. 2016

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