NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
September 20, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that green tea and its main compounds have protective effects against environmental and chemical toxins? A recent study in Food and Chemical Toxicity state the protective effects of green tea and its constituents were mainly attributed to their anti-oxidative, radical scavenging, chelating, anti-apoptotic properties and modulating inflammatory responses.

Then it should not surprise you that a study from the December 2016 issue of Journal of Health, Nutrition, and Aging Tea found that drinking green tea regularly reduced the risk of cognitive impairment in persons 55 and older by 50 percent and as much as 86 percent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's (APOE e4 carriers).

While we are sad to see you go, we are excited about your opportunity closer to home. We want to thank you for always helping our clients with a smile!

With Jeannie leaving, if you, or anyone you know is interested in working for us on Saturdays, email Steve.


Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Prescription for Protein
Bonnie and Steve: Now that doctors have adopted the idea of writing prescriptions for exercise, they should take the next step and write prescriptions for lean protein consumption. Here are three reasons why.

Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals is better for greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.

The results of the study, from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, noted that most Americans consume the majority of their daily protein intake at lunch and dinner. However, these results showed that those who had adequate protein at breakfast, and therefore had balanced protein intake through three meals, had greater muscle strength.

Stroke Risk
The influence of dietary protein intake on stroke risk is an area of interest. Researchers in last month's Stroke investigated the association between dietary protein intake and stroke risk. 2400 subjects aged 40 to 79 years were followed for 19 years. Higher total protein intake was significantly associated with lower risks of stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Protein Should Not Come From Milk
A study in the February issue of American Journal of Epidemiology extends the researchers' previous finding of higher mortality rates with high milk consumption.

They purport that milk consumption induces oxidative stress by way of the galactose component of lactose, because galactose supplementation results in premature aging in animals through induction of oxidative stress and inflammation.

Oxidative stress induced by galactose is a consequence of an imbalance between prooxidant and antioxidant defenses, which causes accumulation of advanced glycation end-products and reactive oxygen species, especially superoxide radicals and hydrogen peroxide.

Mortality rates were increased at more moderate levels of milk consumption in women as compared with men. Excess mortality was seen with 1-2 glasses of milk per day in women, while twice that amount was necessary for the observation of excess mortality in men.
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