Entries by Glen Matten from 09/2012

Has Five-a-Day Had Its Day?

| Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

So relentlessly is the message drummed into us that you'd be forgiven for thinking that fruits and vegetables have quasi-mythical health powers that profoundly elevate them above all other foods.

MP Urges Action on Rickets Epidemic but Misses the Point

| Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

MP Kate Green is reported as arguing that recommendations to promote our vitamin D intake should be "clear, consistent and well targeted". But that only works if we have government guidelines that are effective and reflect the current evidence, which they don't.

Is Alzheimer's Disease the New Diabetes?

| Posted 09.16.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The connection appears to be strong. People with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than their healthy counterparts (up to 65% [2]). In fact, the association also appears to be strong linking the metabolic syndrome, essentially a pre-diabetic state, and Alzheimer's disease [3].

Brain Food...What About Brain Drinks?

| Posted 09.27.2012 | UK Lifestyle

We've all heard the idiom about 'brain food', but could green tea represent a 'brain drink'? Of course, in the rush of enthusiasm about research such as this, we won't slip on the classic banana skin and start extrapolating wildly about the miracle benefits of green tea for brain health simply based on cell culture.