Race, Gender and Alzheimer's
Dr. Samuel Gandy is a professor of neurology, psychiatry, and Alzheimer's disease research at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also associate director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and chairman emeritus of the National Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Association.
Dr. Gandy is an international expert in the metabolism of the amyloid proteins that clog the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Are women and African-Americans at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s—as some data suggests—or are there other factors in play?
We're more dependent on them than we realize.
- Scientists says our survival depends on biodiversity.
- A natural climate strategy we often forget.
- Seeing our place among the Earth's living creatures.
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While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.
- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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