Articles of the Week

Every week I post an interesting article about health or nutrition. Just in case you missed them, here are the links.

BPA and BPS in thermal paper
If you don’t know Bisphenol-A can be hazardous to the reproductive systems in humans and animals. Well, you may buy the cans of food that are BPA-free, but you can get a heavy dose when you pay for the groceries. Check this out!

The Role of Bisphenol A in the Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes
The pollutant Bisphenol A, found in plastics, has been linked to many aspects of compromised health. This latest article shows how it is connected with diabetes. It also helps detail the difference between women’s and men’s health.

Not Sleeping Enough? You Could Be Seriously Messing Up Your Vision
One of my favorite topics – Sleep, is shown how it effects vision. Read to find out important tips on how to know if your sleep is affecting your ability to see. I understand it is not from a medical site, but think the info is still useful.

What are the different stages of diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetes have a number of comorbidities including stroke, blindness and amputations.
Yes, avoiding retinopathy completely is best. However, this is a good article describing the stages of this condition.

Are we “Brain Washed” during sleep?
During sleep the cerebral spinal fluid clears the Amyloid-Beta plaques that contribute to dementia. This is a hot research topic. Keep your eyes open for more info.

Healthful and Unhealthful Plant-Based Diets and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in U.S. Adults
Are you a plant-based eater? Well, great! Well, except for those on the beer and potato chip diet or those chowing down on a lot of fake meats and refined carbohydrates. Check out the healthy index in this study.

Infographic: Plant-based food alternatives – Future or Present?
What is going on in the plant-based marketplace? Major increases in product sales and consumer awareness.

Dietary acid load and bone turnover during long-duration spaceflight and bed rest.
Ever wonder what kind of testing they do to astronauts? Here’s a nutrition one testing what animal products do to potassium. Potassium has a lot of jobs including bone health. This article shows that, again, resistance exercise is vital for bone health as well as nutrition.

Omega-3 may provide a brain boost for people in midlife.
Study that shows how we need O-3’s for long-term brain health. It doesn’t tell you where to get it or how much you need. Check that out in my article, Why do I need Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Beyond Meat Loses Its Sizzle
A great Wall Street Journal article and podcast on the financial downturn for Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat Loses Its Sizzle
A great Wall Street Journal article and podcast on the financial downturn for Beyond Meat

This is short review from Harvard of some of the latest in genetics and disease treatment.

Associations of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use With Cardiovascular Disease Risks
Meta-analysis of 10 Trials Involving 77 917 Individuals

Omega-3 supplements from fish showed NO benefits for heart health.

Masks Cut Covid Spread in Schools, Study Finds
What happened with COVID infections when kids decided to wear and not wear masks in school

Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on human sleep and rest-activity rhythms
A short article of study results on what happened with length of sleep versus the quality of sleep.

Outcomes among confirmed cases and a matched comparison group in the Long-COVID in Scotland study
The actual paper and results from the Scottish study about long COVID

We are in trouble’: Study raises alarm about impacts of long COVID
Long COVID is just beginning to be studied. Here is what they found in Scotland using the national health records.

Thiazolidinedione Monotherapy for T2DM Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
Different type 2 diabetes medications can lead to increased or decreased risk of dementia in the long term.

The War on Prediabetes Could be a Boon for Pharma – But is it good medicine?
This article explains where the term “prediabetes” was coined and used to sell medications for the newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics.

World’s Largest Mycoprotein Production Facility Marks Beginning of New Era for Protein
Want to know what Cargill and other livestock raising companies are looking to do next?