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From eNewsletter 1/31/2022

DID YOU KNOW that consistently eating olive oil could lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer, new research from Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests? The long-term study examined the health and diet of 60,582 women and 31,801 men in the U.S. from 1990 to 2018. During the 28 years studied, those who consumed more than a half tablespoon of olive oil daily had 19% lower risk of all causes of death, as well as 19% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to those who rarely or never had olive oil. Considering that in most cases we recommend 1-2 tablespoons daily, you're in good shape.

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Multiple Memory Modifiers

According to a new study of 195 countries in The Lancet Public Health, the number of individuals over 40 with dementia will nearly triple worldwide and double in the United States by 2050 unless steps are taken to address risk factors. In the United States, the number is expected to increase 100%, from an estimated 5.3 million in 2019 to 10.5 million in 2050. 12 modifiable risk factors could delay or prevent 40% of these dementia cases. The risk factors were low education, hypertension, hearing impairment, smoking, midlife obesity, depression, physical inactivity, diabetes, social isolation, excessive alcohol consumption, head injury, and air pollution. Key Takeaway: Modify the Modifiable The great news is that we can modify almost all of these risk factors individually. For example, as the FDA just confirmed, supplemental magnesium lowers blood pressure. We have myriad solutions to address obesity, depression, physical inactivity, and diabetes. Smoking and excessive alcohol cessation is more difficult, but definitely doable. While we cannot always control where we reside, the best way to minimize the effects of air pollution is to consume optimal amounts of antioxidants. As indicated in a recent study from Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, antioxidants inhibit the production of free radicals which damage brain cells. Air pollution creates higher levels of free radicals, and without adequate antioxidant consumption via food and supplements, brain function may be impaired. Collectively as a society, we can address low education, hearing impairment, social isolation, and head injury. Finally, a most encouraging study has to do with the benefits of "sense of purpose". A study in Memory found a link between an individual's sense of purpose and their ability to recall vivid details. Personal memories help us to set goals, control emotions and build intimacy with others. Those with a greater sense of purpose perform better on objective memory tests, like remembering a list of words. Along with the association with better memory, previous research has found other numerous benefits connected with having a sense of purpose, from a lower risk of death to better physical and mental health. So if the pandemic or another reason has caused you to lose your sense of purpose, it is time to get it back!