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Re: Diet and Memory --- again

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retiredtraveler wrote:

   For what it's worth, just watched a weekly show on a local news station that does 'healthy living' segments.

   They specifically mentioned that recent studies suggest that there is a direct link from some diet details to keeping sharp. They mentioned leafy greens, blueberries and strawberries, whole grain, and yes, wine. With wine you get benefit with a glass. More than that wipes the benefit.


Good information. Thanks for posting it. 

 

We consume all the items mentioned, save the wine. We read that winemakers are producing wine with more sugar/alcohol content than ever (forget the exact number, but think it's around a 30% increase in alcohol content due to increased sugar content).

 

Anyway, we gave up alcohol (were never club goers or binge drinkers) in part because of the calories, but also in part because of the strong diebetes history in DH's family. Last year one of his sisters felt ill in late winter, was diagnosed with diabetes-related pancreatic cancer and was gone by summer. While DH is not diabetic, that inspired us to take another look at our diet and to make further diabetes-avoiding adjustments. That's when we reduced our alcohol consumption from maybe 5 drinks a month to 1 or 2. So you know, for us, alcohol holds as many risks as benefits. Smiley Sad

 

 

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Diet and Memory --- again

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   For what it's worth, just watched a weekly show on a local news station that does 'healthy living' segments.

   They specifically mentioned that recent studies suggest that there is a direct link from some diet details to keeping sharp. They mentioned leafy greens, blueberries and strawberries, whole grain, and yes, wine. With wine you get benefit with a glass. More than that wipes the benefit.


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