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Copper, Hight Dietary Fat, and a Decline in Mental Function

Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D.Rush University Medical Center High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decline in thinking, learning and memory abilities, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Neurology, (full pdf article) one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although copper, zinc and iron are essential for brain development and function, an imbalance of these metals may play a role in the development of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies have also linked fat intake, especially that of saturated and trans fats, to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive difficulties, according to background information in the article. One recent animal study found that the …


Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D. Copper and High Fat Diet: Part II

High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decline in thinking, learning and memory abilities, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Neurology, (full pdf article) one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although copper, zinc and iron are essential for brain development and function, an imbalance of these metals may play a role in the development of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies have also linked fat intake, especially that of saturated and trans fats, to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive difficulties, according to background information in the article. One recent animal study found that the consumption of copper in drinking water could …


Dietary Calcium Can Control Blood Pressure

Now a new study shows eating low-fat dairy can lower blood pressure. It also shows eating low-fat dairy as part of a super low-fat diet can lower blood pressure even more. Dr. Joseph Rogers, a cardiologist from Duke University, was recently a guest on Your Health First with Dr. Galati. During the interview, Dr. Rogers and Galati discussed the role of dairy products and high blood pressure, as well as the complications of uncontrolled blood pressure in adults.More specifically, "our data showed that people who ate more dairy products had lower systolic blood pressure," says researcher Luc Djosse, MD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston. Systolic blood pressure is the top number of a blood pressure reading; it measures blood pressure in the arteries as the heart beats and is considered a good predictor of heart disease risk, Djosse says, …


Baseball Great Ozzie Smith Talks Prostate Cancer with Dr. Galati

Ozzie Smith used to do things that no one else could do. A backflip on his way out to shortstop, a diving play up the middle, reaching up with his glove at the last minute to snag a high hop. He racked up 13 Gold Glove Awards and a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and along the way people just stopped and stared. Now the Wizard of Oz is 51, a full decade removed from the Cardinals'' lineup, and his mission is to show men everywhere that they can do the same thing as he. That includes being tested for prostate cancer and pledging in the Prostate Cancer Foundation''s Home Run Challenge. That drive is now under way through Father''s Day as part of an initiative by Major League Baseball, Gillette and that foundation to help everyone understand …


Tony Snow Interview On Colon Cancer

Dr. Galati Interviews Tony Snow Soon After Diagnosis of Colon Cancer. At the time of this interview, Tony was a correspondant with Fox News, as well as the host of the Tony Snow Show, aired on Fox Radio. Earlier this spring, Tony has become the White House Spokesman for President Bush. During the interview, Tony discussed the fact that he has had ulcerative colitis for many years, and that this was the underlying cause of his colon cancer.


David Winston - Part I

Listen to David Winston discuss the health value of spices.


Your Health First - In The News May 2006

Your Health First News for May 2006


Melanie Warner

Radio interview with Melanie Warner


David Winston - Part II

Listen to part 2 of David Winston''s interview with Dr. Galati regarding the health benefits of spices.


Andrea Watkins Talks about Fatty Liver

Dr Galati interviews Andrea Watkins (Fox 26 News Reporter) regarding Fatty Liver.