Alzheimer’s: How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Prevents Brain Plaques and Preserves Memory – Newsweek

According to Newsweek, scientists have identified Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the ingredient in the Mediterranean diet that protects the brain from cognitive decline. A second phase of the research seeks to test the hypothesis that Extra Virgin Olive Oil can reverse cognitive decline.

Source: Alzheimer’s: How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Prevents Brain Plaques and Preserves Memory

At the moment, this research is on mice rather than humans. This adds to the scientific evidence about the benefits of both Olive Oil and the Mediterranean Diet. [open links to see detailed evidence]

Remember, apart from a healthy diet, regular excercize, low alcohol intake, stress management and regular sleep are also important to your well-being.

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Opinion – High cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease’ new research finds, so treating with statins a ‘waste of time’ – The Telegraph

English: 3D model of anti-cholesterol drug Ros...

English: 3D model of anti-cholesterol drug Rosuvastatin, also known as Crestor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a seriously irresponsible headline from the Telegraph. The article claims according to a new study that high cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease‘ so treating it with statins a ‘waste of time’.

High cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease’ new research finds, so treating with statins a ‘waste of time’

Within the article itself, it is cited that others experts question both the methodology and the conclusions of the new study.

Clearly other research studies are required before it is safe to change medical practice. Patients with high cholesterol should consult their doctors and be guided accordingly. But prevailing policies for mass deployment of statins for the elderly perhaps need reevaluation?

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