Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Everything You Know About Anything Is Wrong

Do you remember how we were all told about the danger of eating eggs? They would raise your cholesterol and cause heart attack and dementia. Well, not according to the new research, which claims that it's actually vice versa, eating eggs will improve your brain function and lower stroke risk:

Having eggs for breakfast does not increase the risk of dementia, a new study has found.
In fact, eating them may actually help to boost brain functions, scientists now claim...
 Study author, Professor Jyrki Virtanen, from the University of Eastern Finland, said: 'Neither cholesterol nor egg intake was associated with a higher risk of incident dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

'However, egg intake was associated with better performance on neuro-psychological tests of the frontal lobe and executive functioning.
'The findings suggest a high-cholesterol diet or frequent consumption of eggs do not increase the risk of memory disorders even in persons who are genetically predisposed.' 

In fact, eggs contain the essential vitamins E, D and A and

...research in November found consuming just one egg a day reduces the risk of stroke by 12 per cent.

And it's not only Finland, but the US scientists also start questioning the conventional dietary guidelines:

US scientists also found that consuming eggs had no association with coronary heart disease - the leading cause of death worldwide. 

Read the whole article over here: Want a healthy brain? Have eggs for breakfast

In other news, antidepressants may be the cause behind antibiotic resistance:

A key ingredient in common antidepressants such as Prozac could be causing antibiotic resistance according to new University of Queensland research

 A study led by Dr Jianhua Guo from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre focused on fluoxetine, a prescription drug used to help people recover from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder or eating disorders...

 “This discovery provides strong evidence that fluoxetine directly causes multi-antibiotic resistance via genetic mutation...”

Antimicrobial resistance has become a major threat to public health globally with approximately 700,000 people a year dying from antimicrobial-resistant infections.
This is predicted to reach 10 million people by 2050 unless global action is taken now.

But at least, we'll have our Prozac!

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