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The protein is present in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and has been linked to Alzheimer’s-like cognitive decline. Ethanol, a liquid extract from extra virgin olive oil, has been shown to inhibit the growth of Alzheimer’s-molecular plaques in the brains of lab animals. The oil is rich in tau protein, and its levels have been found to be increased by brain tumors and also in brain cells.

Tau

As with Alzheimer’s diseases, brain tumors may take over certain parts of the brain. I don’t know what happens in the lab when you put extra virgin olive oil on brain cancer cells, but my guess is that it can kill these tumors. The olive oil also has the effect of reducing the level of tau proteins in the brain. This has been shown to reduce the ability of tau proteins to damage neurons, which may help prevent or even slow the onset of both Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s.

What’s Not To Like If The Olive Oil Works?

We love being in awe of the science behind these super foods, but, if anything, the science of olive oil was proven once before by a single olive tree in Sicily, in the 1970’s. The research was conducted by the Italian physician Giovanni Cavaliere. His theory was that exposure to higher rates of tau proteins in his Alzheimer patients caused brain tumor formation. Using an experimental technique called nuclear magnetic resonance, Cavaliere discovered that the tau protein levels in his Alzheimer patients were so high that he found they were killing the cells they were trying to protect. These findings were published in the scientific journal, Neuropathology in 1972. In the 1970’s we ate an excess of olive oil products like Olive Garden, and we developed a number of anti-brain cancers and were so desperate and hyper-exposed to high levels of tau proteins, that we got Alzheimer’s. It turns out we may have been exposed to another chemical agent that turns down tau activity. Maybe this is a lesson for us as well. I’m not a skeptic nor am I an apocalyptic optimist. I’m just a hopeful science believer that we can all learn from our scientific ancestors in Italy.

In 2013, there were 2,000 reported cases out of a population of just under 1.4 million, and a 2009 outbreak killed 10.

And, despite the current epidemic, it hasn’t happened that often, but we should be absolutely freaking out about a measles outbreak in the US. The virus is extremely contagious, there is no test that can distinguish live virus from inanimate objects, and a highly spread outbreak of the disease would mean the death of anyone who isn’t as vaccinated as they should be.

So, in terms of population size, the US today has 1.8 million persons with measles, 4 times the US population of 200,000 in 2013, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is expected to jump to 1.9 million once the outbreak is behind us. The US is about four times bigger than it was in 1900. We have 9,900 deaths and 350,000 cases of measles every year. Yet, we’re not in any states that have banned the practice, and most of the states that have banned it are on the West coast, with Idaho, Mississippi, and South Dakota as the only ones with a ban in place.

So, let’s do the numbers. According to the CDC’s statistics at the time this article was written, in 2010, 1.3 million babies were born. In 2011, 1.1 million were born, and in 2012, 1.3 million. And they’re all over America. It’s time to stop being so smug about our American health and realize that we are not immune to communicable diseases, like the common cold or measles. The last outbreak in 2000 was caused by a swine flu pandemic that reached a massive rate of spread, which killed more people than any other epidemic. Measles, with its 70 million cases and 50 percent death rate, was the main reason that global mortality rates of major infectious diseases began climbing. We should all take notice. In 2016, the risk of being infected with the flu is roughly 85 percent greater than the risk of being infected with measles. So, please, stop treating us like children. Not many of us will ever get to be an adult, so don’t judge us too harshly for not being immune to diseases we don’t have any control over. We’ve been warned, but we still listen.

The vast majority of trauma and trauma related deaths occur from blunt force trauma , most commonly by gunshot, although accidents and suicide are also common. It seems clear that the effects of exposure to repeated trauma-induced mood-altering situations are not fully visible until decades and are often hidden from medical professionals. A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health showed the incidence of suicide attempts increased with increasing duration of exposure. The researchers reported: The mean cumulative exposure (cumulative probability) of suicide attempts at 30 years was 7.75, the increase with increasing duration of exposure was 11.73 and the increase with increased duration with less severe exposure was 10.43 for those attempting suicide at 10 or more years, and it was 9.31 for those attempting suicide at less than 10 years of exposure. I have read of other studies in the past that showed suicidal thoughts may be expressed by patients in a depressed mood and with psychotic symptoms, sometimes causing suicidal ideation. I am not certain that the long-term effects of repeated exposure are seen due to the many factors that might lead to suicide. For example, for long-term treatment, the treatment itself would be very difficult to hide, the physical healing may be very difficult to hide, mental health issues related to traumas may be very common. In addition, many people might have been exposed to these people and at times had a personal attachment to the person. At the same time, most people could not know this and would not have been able to see the effects of these traumas if they wanted to, so they might not have been aware that they were exposed to these very different levels of trauma. I’ve always suspected that some people may be exposed to a series of trauma-induced mental disorders, including traumatic brain injury, at a higher cumulative probability than they expose themselves to all of the other stressors, and it seems clear that they do not know the impact of these traumas.

How Many Trauma-Induced Mental (and Traumatic) Disorders Are There? One example of a trauma-induced mental disorder is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One study showed that among the survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack at the hands of Japanese Imperial forces, over 50% showed evidence of depression, a further 43% showed evidence of PTSD, 6% had both PTSD and depression and 2% had a mix. Traumatic brain injury is often discussed as the most common reason for PTSD symptoms. Traumatic brain injury can be viewed as a combination of multiple injury events that damage the brain, including blunt traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and blunt head injuries. There is also other trauma that can cause brain damage, most frequently from aircraft accidents.

How to Treat PTSD, In this article, I want to discuss three types of treatments that people think may be helpful, that do not always work, and are known to be somewhat questionable. I will discuss the evidence that supports the treatments and the studies that are done to validate the information, and I will discuss the information that shows some of these treatments are no safer than others, and that others may be harmful to the brain. I want to consider some of the other important questions that should be asked and answered when someone believes they have PTSD. The first question I’d ask is, “How common is PTSD and what causes this condition?” Most people who believe they have PTSD experience some of the traumas that I’ve talked about in this article. The second question is, “Why do people with PTSD sometimes “act out” after a traumatic experience?” The third question is “What are some of the causes of PTSD?” If all of these three questions are asked and answered, it may indicate the first two are very common, and the third possibly is a rare condition.

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These diseases can be deadly but for several people, flu will not kill with a simple nasal spray. To prevent being swept up in the flu you must be prepared for the “flu season” at the right age and be on the run the moment symptoms begin. After learning how to treat a cold that’s not caused by a cold, you may think you have the flu. But to a lot of others, the flu is just something they never had. The flu may cause your cough to get all of a sudden nasty and you may not be able to breathe properly. The flu can also cause an angry and irritable mood. If you can’t function properly, you are most likely not well. You won’t go through the flu season on your own. Your family may tell you to get something for you, but you don’t need it to survive. It’s always important to get checked regularly for flu, especially if you see the flu coming. When you have the flu, your body will protect itself by making antibodies. If your body is compromised, these can be passed on to other people. Not everyone has to get sick from the flu (or anything else). You just have to get a flu shot. This shot will prevent you from getting the influenza or other infections that could lead to more serious illnesses. If you get the flu, your health care provider will make you get two flu shots to avoid transmitting the diseases. If your immune system is compromised, all of this may be too much for you to handle. Do not be discouraged by mild symptoms that last a few days to a few weeks. Be patient. It’s common for people to think of symptoms like rashes or coughs as flu, but they’re not. Symptoms are usually triggered by something else and can quickly increase. For details on what symptoms to watch out for, find out on your community’s website. Some of the more common symptoms of flu were already listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website . Some of the most common symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, and a rash.

How Vaccinating Workes!

It’s important to get your flu shot in the right year. The vaccine is only effective against specific people and diseases. The most common vaccine year is 2015, 2014, and 2013. Most adults get their flu shot as children but get it again the next year as an adult. The CDC can only estimate the number of years it takes to make a person flu free. The more you get vaccinated the longer your immunity to get a flu shot goes. When you’re vaccinated, you only get an anti-viral drug, H1N1 flu vaccine, which will keep you from getting a flu shot after you get your next shot. I’m not sure why someone would want to get two of the three most popular flu vaccine for several years straight, but some people don’t want to think about. People are still spreading the virus. If you need another shot at any time you can get the yearly flu shot. There are many flu vaccines on the market now that have more protection against the virus than the vaccine do. I’ve been vaccinated several times with the seasonal flu vaccine since the second year of its use. I have been vaccinated with H1N1 vaccine since 2014 and another three times before I was pregnant with my child.

Now that you know how to prevent any form cold, flu and pneumonia you can consider having some type of “flu shots.” You can ask your doctor or nurse to get you a flu shot before your next vacation or when you go back to the same place that you stayed the first time you went. When you are away from home and traveling, your doctor or nurse or nurse assistant need not be present in your home. Sometimes having people over does not help your health, but if you have to have people over, being at home is always better. Even if you travel with others you need to have someone with you to drive you home or to get to the hospital. If you do not have the flu shot, have it the day it’s released after you have the flu shot to help it be absorbed properly. If you are not vaccinated and experience any symptoms, immediately go to the doctor and make an appointment. What Are the Side Effects of the Flu? Most people think of the flu as being a cold that stays with you for a few days or weeks. However, it’s actually the flu that is the most dangerous and dangerous. The flu is not like colds. The flu is very painful and may cause a lot of discomfort. An aching throat alone probably won’t harm you. If you want to

Scientists in New York found that in mice, low doses of vitamin E in the form of EVOO would promote the production of a protein that would clear out the tau protein. The research shows that while the antioxidant effects of EVOO can be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, it should come with a price tag. The researchers will have to continue investigating the effects of different doses of EVOO on mice, including the possibility of using the EVOO-based treatment to fight human Alzheimer’s, particularly as there have been reports of a drug called “vitamin E” that could provide the benefit in cases where no other treatment is available. The study may be seen as a contribution to the growing debate about the use of antioxidants to curb the brain damage of dementias, and how to make sure people take the right amounts of the best and best available antioxidant.

A new mouse study suggests extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has the potential for fighting the build-up of toxic tau proteins in the brain that can lead to dementia. Scientists in New York found that in mice, low doses of vitamin E in the form of EVOO would promote the production of a protein that would clear out the tau protein. The research shows that while the antioxidant effects of EVOO can be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, it should come with a price tag. The researchers will have to continue investigating the effects of different doses of EVOO on mice, including the possibility of using the EVOO-based treatment to fight human Alzheimer’s, particularly as there have been reports of a drug called “vitamin E” that could provide the benefit in cases where no other treatment is available. The study may be seen as a contribution to the growing debate about the use of antioxidants to curb the brain damage of dementias, and how to make sure people take the right amounts of the best and best available antioxidant. New York University (NYU)’s Center for Cell Biology and Neurobiology says the findings of this study suggest EVOO’s potential in treating neurodegenerative diseases - while the findings for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and several other conditions are mixed and unknown, it’s becoming increasingly clear that they are all related. The study appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience this week and follows on from a study, this past December, which suggested that EVOO works via the same mechanism as Vitamin D3. The latest research found that in both cases, what EVOO does is reduce tau protein production in the brain. In this particular case, the researchers used the EVOO-based drug cocktail in combination with another drug, an Alzheimer’s drug called AZD-1047. In both experiments, the mice had about a 20 percent drop in their tau levels. It’s not known how long the effect lasts and whether the extra vitamin E would be useful over a long-term. The research is still at an early stage, and more research is needed before researchers know how EVOO might work in the human brain to curb dementia. It is unclear, however, how the extra vitamin E could be used as it is. Currently, there are only currently about 10 pills a day for a healthy population of adults. That’s a small amount for a therapeutic agent, and that’s assuming the drug is approved for human use and you can produce the extra vitamin E. If it were found that vitamin E provided the equivalent of the entire Vitamin K-one dose for people, you might not have a problem. To reduce the chance of overdose, however, you’d have to replace the vitamin K in the supplement with the Vitamin K you get from meat and dairy products.

Dr. Kripke’s recent “Disease of the Mind” lecture, in October 2010, also highlighted the role of vitamins in the brain. As per the video source below, the lecture featured lectures delivered by:

Dr. Kripke’s recent “Disease of the Mind” lecture, in October 2010, also highlighted the role of vitamins in the brain. As per the video source below, the lecture featured lectures delivered by: Dr. Andrew Weil’s research on T3 receptor mutations in the brain.

Here are some key passages: I’ve discovered that there’s only one amino acid - and, as a consequence, three genes - that have a crucial role in the regulation of vitamin K2 metabolism. The most frequently prescribed vitamin K2 is chondroitin sulfate. But the chondroitin in our feet, our skin, and most tissues of the body can be metabolized instead of by your brain, which consumes too much of its own vitamin K2 and thus over-produces vitamin K2 receptor proteins. I was very happy that Dr. O’Neil at NYU was able to find this problem, because the brain is made up of over 80 percent fat and 20 percent sugar, not the nutrient-rich protein and glucose of the rest

I suppose Bella was too young to die of liver failure when she first received it, as she was not yet 11 when it was given.. At this point for Bella to know it was the right thing to do, it would have to be given on the 11th of January.

Bella Pacini

The day of the holiday, Bella had a good talk with her parents about putting the family name on her liver, and when her father showed up and wanted to know how she chose to do it, Bella told him she had found a donor on “Face The Nation”.

A few days ago, I went to see Bella’s family in Wisconsin, and their reaction surprised me, and I thought as I was going over my notes I might post an aboutit to share with all of you. From a mother, to a father to a grand mother, to a sister to a brother, all responded with happiness to be receiving a gift from their “little hero”. I cannot put my finger on it, but their happiness was genuine. I have said it time and time again, but it’s time for Bella to know that she has made a “hero’s list” - if you haven’t gotten to it by the time she is 20, I don’t think anyone is gonna ever care…. When I was younger and had a “hero’s list”, none of them were even close. Not my parents, or sisters, I would never give a “hero’s item” to my grand-mother , who lived a long life, her body still ticking away and waiting for the next grandchild to come along and enjoy it… she wanted one for herself…and what would be the deal with that? To give to others?

Bella was, and continues to be, my hero…so why does all of this bother me as I celebrate the occasion tonight? All for my own selfish reasons. Why should I, like many of these younger women I see at Christmas, have to sit up all night asking myself how I am going to feel now that I have been made a hero? For me, the true problem with Bella is that she’s already on my list…….. she is being paid for my kindness - my money, my time, my attention and my time… she’s a person too, and not just a product. She deserves better than to share Christmas with other people and not be recognized for being so special because I gave her this new life… we all deserve more attention, more love, more attention, and more for our time… than to sit alone being a “hero.” Even if it means having to watch an old video about someone from her days at the school I always had a lot of fun with, in high school… even if she’s the hero of my heart.. let’s not get worked up over this, she’s already made a huge difference for herself, she is only 21 and it is time for her to make more of an impact… and it is time to be thankful to be her “hero”… the last thing she deserves is to be embarrassed about being a person on a family blog.. or to see her name on the front page of Yahoo Answers with the question: “What really happened with Bella Pacini?” she just wants to be remembered for her awesome “hero” story. Thank you for reading my blog, and stay safe out there tonight!

Cancers and inflammatory diseases are caused by a combination of genetic elements, immune responses and environmental pollution. This ‘pocalypse scenario’ is how the researchers define the pathophysiology of these conditions.

The researchers began by looking at the genomes of 16 of the most prevalent cancer cells in humans, the skin, lungs and ovaries. (Lung cancers and ovarian cancers are also found in other species; the researchers did not have data on mammary cancer.) The researchers compared those results with the genomes of seven healthy tissues (the liver) and compared the two genomes. They found that both the tumor genome and the healthy genome shared 95 to 98 percent of their genes from the tumor. In addition, the genomes of the tumors had a 99 to 60 percent correlation with those of the organs they were found in. This is where the ‘pocalypse scenario’ comes in. This is when a significant fraction of the genome has been changed by the cells which cause the disease. How significant? The researchers report that the genomes of non-alcohol/alcohol-sensitive cancers actually contained more genetic variation than the corresponding genomes of many other cancers.

There is a simple answer to this question: the genes. The researchers found that in both disease-causing and non-disease-causing cells at least 90 percent of the genes associated with these cancer cells were from the tumor. This implies that genes associated with the tumors are important for the cancer, and that the genes have influenced how the affected cells express themselves. Thus, the genes have been changed. This raises the question of how the tumors’ mutations contribute to the overall health and disease of one’s body, and how these genes can contribute to the cancer, or prevent the disease, without changing the body’s actual genes. The researchers report that the mutations associated with the tumors can be controlled by the use of chemicals which are given to the tumor and which block the tumor’s ability to transmit its genes. These chemicals are called antisense oligonucleotides, or anosomes. These chemical molecules, which function as a set of instructions for the creation of a disease specific protein are specific to each disease. For cancers, these are typically antisense chemicals which stop the gene from using the protein as a template.

The research is in the final stages of being published in The Journal of Immunology. The findings suggest that antisense oligonucleotides may be a new approach to the treatment and prevention of cancer but more research is needed. We are very excited to see the work they performed on cancer cells. We hope that this raises a few more eyebrows, and brings a bit of awareness about the need for more research into the mechanisms underlying disease. For our part, our team members and I are looking forward to studying this study. While this exciting study is exciting, let’s not forget that cancers are very complicated biological processes, and that much more research is needed.

She had been a breast milk donor since 2006 . . .”

As a pediatrician, I’m well aware that most adults in America don’t have adequate access to milk in nursing homes because of cost. When I was a neonatal intensive care neonate nurse in Pennsylvania and Maine, I was often a “no” because it was more expensive to raise a baby on two rations than on breast milk. This didn’t mean nursing mothers could’t provide breast milk! What I was looking for was the right formula or formula supplement. I’ve been a nursing mother for 36 years and breastfed my own children in the U.S. for 19 years. When I was a pediatrician, I didn’t care, because I believed the right formula or supplement was not breast milk; it was human milk. When I found another doctor, I believed the same thing. Today, I am grateful that lactation consultants, lactation consultants, and lactation specialist in general are so important to a successful breastfeeding mother. And I hope I am not the only one at my own pediatrician’s looking for the right formula for a woman in her final years of breastfeeding. (Photo: http://www.momsofbreastfeed.org/index.php/newsroom/news_room/12091/what-i-found-out-about-a-birth-co-nut-from-my-breast-milk )

My experience as a lactation consultant: The American Academy of Nursing publishes the “Lactation Consultant Directory” and is considered one of the most prestigious breastfeeding organizations in the world.

I found this website to be full of information on breastfeeding and supplements. I knew one of the biggest problems in most nursing homes would be getting baby’s formula right. I researched a lot about the infant formula industry, and found the two major brands the biggest sellers are: 1)Kraft and 2) Nestle . I decided to focus on Kraft after reading my breastfed daughter’s diary on what kind of formula she was getting (we were not on a diet). She mentioned a sweetened formula called “Sweet Baby Formula.” “Moms for BREASTS # 2 and # 3” put out a press release about the study results (which were not published yet).

In the press release, they claimed, “We were able to obtain an ideal milk supply and formula-to-milk ratio using these two sweetened formulas. It is not uncommon for babies to have formula-to-milk ratios of two to one (meaning it feeds well for the breastfed child), but the study proves these babies can be milked much better if the formula is changed regularly.” The press release did not disclose where the babies were being fed, because, again, most American nursing homes have rules about feeding formula by age one. Also, the research was not done on breastfed babies. I think this kind of study is very interesting, but I have not seen the “original” papers. Does anybody else see the PR issue here? It was interesting, but also frightening to me, because I know my own nursing experience is no different from the ones of many other mothers. I know it takes a lot of effort to pump and bottle feed, I know there are many, many breastfeeding problems and challenges (and of course there is no such thing as perfect breastfeeding, but I imagine most moms would agree that “perfect” breastfeeding is a really difficult job). I also know that a lot of mothers on this “Mother’s Day” forum are doing much better than mothers they thought they would be. There are many women who are nursing their babies on a regular or even a semi-regular schedule just like moms on these forums and I feel I share many of them and their challenges.

Why have I been making money out of my nursing success? The answer is my research. I discovered I had no desire to breastfeed my entire life, only my last 18 months. So for me, breastfeeding was almost a financial imperative, to have the baby with the “highest likelihood of mother’s breast milk production”. I didn’t have a choice in what formula I was getting. I’m sure there are other mothers on Facebook who breastfeed exclusively for financial reasons, and I can’t blame them. But this is me. I’m not the only one with a “lactation dilemma.” Other moms have solved their problem without lactation consultants for nearly 20 years. They even stopped getting formula, and kept their milk. It didn’t matter to them which formula they used; they got their milk from their own breasts. A friend and I also “found” a supplement that

That’s right, she decided to steal that of a 12-year-old girl. Her goal was to feed the girl, but the baby didn’t want to eat from her breast milk. So she decided to leave the baby to die in a dumpster.

“The little girl fell into the dirty dumpster, and I tried to save her, but I couldn’t. She just wanted to be fed by me, but she was in my way,” Strangfeld said. “I felt really bad about the baby because she wanted breast milk from a woman, and I wasn’t able to do that,” the grandmother, who works as a social worker in Michigan, said in the video .

“Why is Sierra Strangfeld stealing milk from a 12-year-old child? It’s wrong,” her attorney, Bill Harlow, said on the video

“Why was there even a situation that she found milk and needed to steal it from a 12-year-old girl?” Harlow asked. “There was no justification for doing that,” Strangfeld’s mother, Diane Nolte, told police, according to ABC affiliate WXYZ .

She’s facing charges over the incident, and was ordered to turn herself over to police and perform community service. But she isn’t being charged with stealing, and says she gave the baby a safe ride to a neighbor’s house.

Hala Strangfeld has already had five babies, so there’s only a slight likelihood of her stealing another. The whole story is sickening, and should be seen in the context of our country’s ongoing, horrific war on women.

Women who steal from others, that’s what we’re fighting against. If you think the media has it out for you, you just don’t know the real world.

(Photo by @karenkearley_.)

This is just one of several nutritional methods that have been shown to have some promise for supporting the body’s natural healing mechanisms, all of which are likely also effective in controlling obesity and slowing its progression ..

Beware of the Dark Side of a New Fitness craze -

So how has this new fitness craze and its followers become so popular? Some may be surprised to learn that the most successful group of people to date have been people who have been in a downwardly mobile, but not totally hopeless, economic position, but who have had the courage and initiative to take action when things were still tough…. but just a touch hard. This was the case with my friend Alex M. who started the Slow and Steady Diet back in 2005, after the sudden death of his father. He followed the Slow and Steady to a T and was followed down the rabbit-hole of fasts, dieting plans, and other unhealthy lifestyle activities to stay at his present weight by a few pounds. He started with a very low calorie, calorie-restricted intake of 1200 calories (about the same as a standard American dinner) of very low fat, low carbohydrate foods (less than 300 calories per day), and followed the daily fast with a very light snack (usually about the 20th of the day), so that the body’s natural mechanisms were to continue to produce insulin, which is very beneficial for weight loss.

What’s the benefit of this over eating in today’s society? People are encouraged to starve themselves. The first time I heard this, the thought came to me that the Fast was no good. What I did instead was to see how the Slow worked: I began at 6am and went to bed on the 24th; if I was still starving by the time I got back into bed, I did a very low calorie version of the Fast. As I came to realize what was going on, I started to do other things to help. I started a slow and steady and not very intense weekly low calorie weekly schedule of 1000 calories that I would follow up every few weeks with a low calorie alternative, and was much more successful than I would have otherwise been. I even cut out all sugary drinks from my diet, so that I could keep my appetite under control throughout the day.

This book came out a week and a half ago, and everyone I told and heard about it asked me what I thought. I think people just loved the idea that they could get healthy by following their own personal personal philosophies. It’s a great motivational text, and one that is very interesting to read. What I do want to point out however, is that one of the most important things you’ve been telling the readers through the blog has been to get some regular exercise. This will also help you to lose the pounds, but only if you don’t do it too often. You will notice that lots of people who are following what I recommend on this blog are getting enough exercise to be healthy and fit but not so much exercise for reasons of convenience. This is because of the high time commitment required. It is often an awful lot of work and energy to maintain a healthy level of activity and fitness, and with all the energy demands of a family, this often means that it is easy to succumb to the sedentary habits that are the death of your health.

In fact, an article in today’s New York Times on the topic of exercise has more evidence that sedentary activities really do kill healthy bodies than exercise. Here’s how James O’Keefe wrote: Forget walking to work, cutting out sports and getting regular exercise are the keys to staying fit, a new analysis suggests. Just not the same. “This is something of a surprise from a basic health point of view,” said Professor Robert Lustig, who was the study’s lead investigator and a leading obesity researcher. “To stay fit to a certain extent, you have to do more than just work out, especially after you have a child or when running a business.” Lustig said that the number one reason young children continue to be sedentary is that their parents don’t encourage them to exercise beyond what they have to do regularly to get by. The number of adults who are not at least moderately active have dropped 60% in the US since 1975, according to a 2007 study. “We’ve never seen the same level of activity in young people,” said Lustig, who noted that the US had the lowest life expectancy of 25 countries of about 69 years. And even those who do exercise all the time are still sedentary. The fact that “fat mass is one of the best predictive characteristics of morbidity and mortality,” says Dr. David Ludwig, an associate professor of medicine at Loyola University Chicago who was not involved in the new analysis. The new study looked at data from

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