Green tea is effective at preventing cognitive decline

April 10, 2017

A cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is especially so for those who are genetically predisposed to the debilitating disease.  The longitudinal study involving 957 Chinese seniors aged 55 years or older has found that regular consumption of tea lowers the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly by 50 percent, while APOE e4 gene carriers who are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may experience a reduction in cognitive impairment risk by as much as 86 percent.”

Dr. D.


Should you eat before or after exercising?

April 10, 2017

“After eating, adipose tissue “is busy responding to the meal and a bout of exercise at this time will not stimulate the same [beneficial] changes in adipose tissue. This means that exercise in a fasted state might provoke more favorable changes in adipose tissue, and this could be beneficial for health in the long term”.”  So make that McDonalds run after hitting the gym…

Dr. D.


Is it sugar or fat that is killing you?

April 4, 2017

A nice review for the layman from The New Yorker….and, no, it does not answer the question posed in the title…

Dr. D.