Thursday, February 24, 2011

Memory loss, dementia, high blood pressure

Ever wondered how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it? Take the interactive brain tour and see. 

These issues are incredibly difficult to deal with: and to change our eating behaviours in our 50s and onward, is very difficult.

High blood pressure, obesity linked to memory loss in elderly
Metabolic syndrome is defined as having three or more of the following risk factors.

Risk factors

-- High blood pressure
-- Excess belly fat
-- High triglycerides (a fat in the blood)
-- High blood sugar
-- Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ("good" cholesterol)

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