A Few Sunday Thoughts

These are random and in no way should detract from the total irrelevance….

The news recently that the population was losing its battle with a healthy balance….there were more deaths than births…..but there could be another reason…infertility.

Your diet could be the problem….

Keeping semen shipshape and in good working order: no easy task.

Across the globe, average sperm count and quality have been gradually declining for years. Scientists have theorized a number of potential causes ranging from household chemicals to microplastics. Another possible culprit may be a man’s diet.

Now, a cross-sectional study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open lends support to the notion that a man’s diet seems to directly impact both sperm count and quality.


Keep in mind…you are what you eat.

With that last statement….more news…..

In 1999, US health officials warned that the health of millions of Americans was being imperiled by a “growing obesity epidemic.” Twenty years later, it appears that warning wasn’t very effective: A report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the obesity rate in the US in 2017-2018 spiked to 42.4%, per US News & World Report. Back when that 1999 warning came out, the obesity rate hovered at just over 30%, while a similar report from 2015-2016 placed the rate at 40%, CBS News notes. The CDC health survey on height and weight, which polled more than 5,000 adults, also found that those with severe obesity—having a body mass index of 40 or higher—almost doubled over the past two decades, rising from 4.7% to 9.2%.

Obesity rates differ according to race: Black Americans claimed the highest rate, at 49.6%, while Hispanics come in at 44.8% and whites at 42.2%; Asians hold the lowest rate, at a relatively low 17.4%. “The findings are important for everyone,” study co-author Cynthia Ogden tells UPI. “We know that obesity and severe obesity in particular are associated with many chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.” Which means it looks likely that more Americans will turn up with those conditions—and likely overwhelm medical professionals trying to contend with the issue, per CBS News. “How’s a provider going to do that?” a George Washington University obesity expert says, adding that he’s estimated every primary care doctor in the US is treating an average of 100 severely obese patients. “Severe obesity really requires very intensive therapy.”

As we all get older we start worrying about the chance of being struck with dementia…..well there may be a way to spot the approach…..

The medical term dementia is often used to describe a group of symptoms that arise when the brain sustains damage because of an injury or ailment, such as Alzheimer’s disease. At present, there is no cure for dementia, so most scientific studies are focused on identifying potential risk factors that can indicate any possibility of developing dementia.

Identifying these risk factors drives people to implement proactive measures to delay the development of dementia and, at the same time, maintain their quality of life as long as possible. While one of the most common symptoms of brain decline is memory loss, a recent study revealed that there is another physical change that may indicate dementia risk.


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