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!