Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: report

The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said Tuesday.
 Graphic illustrating dementia.
Dementia is an umbrella term for degenerative diseases of the brain characterised by a gradual decline in the ability to think and remember.
 Accounting for well over half of cases, Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia.
As the world gets older, the number of people with dementia is set to increase exponentially, notes the World Alzheimer Report 2015, produced by Alzheimer's Disease International. http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/health/Dementia-cases-to-nearly-triple-by-2050-report/-/1954202/2845128/-/fagucj/-/index.html

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, US researchers said Monday.
People who eat lots of fried food and sugaryThe findings in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, were based on a six-year study of more than 17,000 people in the United States.Researchers found that people who regularly ate what was described as a Southern style diet — fried foods, eggs, processed meats like bacon and ham, and sugary drinks — faced the highest risk of a heart attack or heart-related death during the next six years.