Resources for Seniors

The Washington Post: Sugar Is ‘Powerfully Negative’ For Your Health.

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sugarThe Washington Post: Sugar Is ‘Powerfully Negative’ For Your Health. 
Who hasn’t been in a relationship we know is bad for us, but one we just can’t quit? For many people, it’s like that with sugar. Breaking up is hard to do. “People generally know that sugar isn’t good, but they don’t appreciate how powerfully negative it really is,” says Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. “If you look at all the things in our diet we can change, pulling away from refined or added sugar will do more good than anything else.” (Cimons, 12/16)


Untreated Sleep Apnea May Worsen Markers Of Heart Health And Diabetes

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Properly treating a common sleep-related breathing disorder may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests. If people with obstructive sleep apnea don’t use machines at night to help keep the airway open, measures of their heart health and blood sugar worsen, researchers found. (6/17)


CNN: How Marriage Might Be Linked To Lower Dementia Risk

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Your relationship status might be associated with your dementia risk, and a new research review paper reveals how. Dementia, a loss of brain function, usually occurs in older age. The most common type is Alzheimer’s disease. People who have been single all of their lives could have a 42% higher risk of developing dementia than those who are married, suggests the paper, published Tuesday in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. (Howard, 11/28)