Tag Archives: Epidemiology

Healthy Lifestyles May Partially Help Offset Genetic Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / JAMA / Bazian)

Summary Persons in the UK Biobank study were followed over time to discover whether pursuing a healthy lifestyle (not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption) might be associated with lower risk of developing dementia regardless of predisposing genetic risk factors. Statistically, favourable (“healthy”) lifestyles … Continue reading

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Consumption of Sugary Drinks Associated With Higher Cancer Risk? (BBC News / BMJ / Bazian)

Summary Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices and fizzy pops, appear to increase the risk of cancer (very slightly). Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2019). Are sugary drinks causing cancer? London: BBC Health News, July 11th 2019. This relates … Continue reading

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More on the Likely Benefits of Resilience, Marriage and Social Integration (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health / Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)

Summary Autonomy among more “resilient” individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) appears to be higher than among “non-resilient” individuals. Outcomes were measured in terms of independence, measured by performance of basic activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Anticholinergics and Dementia Risk (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine / Bazian / BJCP)

Summary Fresh research appears to confirm the association between the use of anticholinergic drugs (prescribed for the treatment of depression, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and bladder problems) and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD). Statistical research … Continue reading

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The Estimated Health Impact of Poor Diets (BBC News / Lancet / NHS Digital)

Summary Poor diet has been estimated to be a bigger killer than smoking. Malnutrition (resulting from poor quality diets) may play a role in one in five premature deaths world-wide; an estimated 11 million people. The most dangerous diets contain: … Continue reading

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No Safe or Protective Level of Alcohol Consumption? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the risk of stroke. “I have always been reasonably convinced that moderate alcohol consumption was protective for cardiovascular disease, but now I am having my doubts”. Professor David Spiegelhalter: Winton Professor for the … Continue reading

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