Author: Usha Ganesh

High Blood-Sugar Raises Risk Of Alzheimer’s- Tulane University Study

A Tulane University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease threw light on how high-blood pressure (like in Type 2 diabetes) raises substantially the toxicity of the beta amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. These toxins prove fatal to cells lining blood vessels in the brain, and the vascular damage may contribute to dementia. Dr. David Busija, Regents Professor and Chair of pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine, stated- “Previously, it was believed that Alzheimer’s disease was due to the accumulation of ‘tangles’ in neurons in the brain from overproduction and reduced removal of beta amyloid protein. While neuronal involvement is a...

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Figs- For The Healthy Jigs!

Though they fall in the seasonal-category, figs could be savored throughout the year in its dried form. The dried form’s not only sweet, but holds high nutrition value- with minerals like phosphorous, manganese, calcium, iron, along with vitamins like A and B. Here are some health benefits you can derive off figs- Figs being rich source of calcium help in strengthening the bones. Dried figs include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids- very essential for vegetarians to prevent heart diseases. Figs are rich in Potassium and low in Sodium. They help in prevention of hypertension as well as regulating blood sugar levels....

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