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Just browsing around .............

It being a quiet Sunday afternoon I was just surfing with no aim in mind and came across some interesting things, so here goes.



Curcumin helps fight Alzheimer's!

The pigment that makes curry yellow, curcumin, which is also found in turmeric, does a better job at treating Alzheimer's Disease than the majority of drugs being tested. (Interestingly, India has one of the lowest Alzheimer Disease rates in the world.)



The new UCLA-Veterans Affairs study involving genetically altered mice suggests that curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, inhibits the accumulation of destructive beta amyloids in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and also breaks up existing plaques.



Anyone for curry?



Link.




Tips for living 100 years!

It is well-known that the Japanese islands have a high proportion of centenarians, perhaps more so than in any other part of the world, so it is no suprise to learn that a Japanese journal has conducted a study of 4,152 of these Japanese centenarians.


According to the study, the tips to be followed to live a long and healthy life are:


  • Eating lots of protein

  • Keeping the calories down

  • Getting enough sleep

  • Living in an area with excellent medical facilities


Link.

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