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Sugar, Alzheimer, and African-American

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s – The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/01/the-startling…sugar…/551528/ Jan 26, 2018 – … out there to explain the connection between high blood sugar and dementia. Diabetes can also weaken the blood vessels, which increases the likelihood that you’ll have ministrokes in the brain, causing various forms of dementia. A high intake of simple sugars can make cells, including

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Understanding Glaucoma: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

Understanding Glaucoma: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology By Ruth Sussman, PhD Reviewed by Sarju Patel, MD MPH MSc, Director of Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY Take Note Elevated intraocular pressure is the most common precipitating factor for glaucoma. Primary open-angle glaucoma accounts for half of glaucoma-related blindness worldwide. In

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Hepatitis C Virus Infection in African Americans

By Brian Pearlman Hepatitis C is more prevalent among African Americans than among persons of any other racial group in the United States. However, comparatively little data are available on the natural history and treatment of hepatitis C in this population. Compared with white persons, African American persons have a lower rate of viral clearance

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More breast and prostate cancers among African American women and men

The current epidemiological data suggest that the epidemic of breast and prostate cancers may be partially attributable to increased fat consumption, increased caloric intake during growth, low fiber, vegetable, and fruit consumption, and other lifestyle factors including exercise, alcohol, and smoking. African American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer compared with Caucasian men

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Our mothers told us to not over spend

No mortgage , auto or credit card debts and saving more each day is our motto.    Do not take out unnecessary college loans when there is community college and degrees with higher return on investments. Live small always. Diversify investments all over the place. When you retire, or are laid off, be ready to relocate anywhere

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