Food Warning - Hot Dogs increase Dementia Risk





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Published on Nov 26, 2008

Dementia / Alzheimers disease.

Dementia is common and becoming more so as our society ages. According to the Alzheimers Society, there are about 780,000 people with dementia in the UK, rising to 870,000 by 2010 and projected to be 1.8 million by 2050.

These are actually conservative estimates. Obesity and diabetes significantly increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimers. If current trends persist, dementia will affect 3 million people by 2050, including 1.5 million cases of Alzheimers disease. Quite apart from the personal costs, this is an expensive disease; the annual cost of Alzheimers in the UK is already pushing £3 billion.

Given that dementia, Alzheimers and the loss of brain cells seem inevitable aspects of the ageing process, these depressing figures seem to loom over all our futures if we live long enough. But should they?

I think not. Gerontologists now believe that we do not inevitably lose brain cells as we age. There are significant numbers of old and very old people who show no signs of intellectual dimming, and experimental studies have demonstrated that most if not all of the impact of ageing on the brain can be prevented by specific nutritional strategies. ..video production robert Nichol audio Productions Copyright Colin Rose


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