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opgr

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You are what you eat
« on: May 19, 2018, 03:48:37 AM »

That's why you have to be careful what you eat:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/science/memory-transfer-snails.html
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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 08:27:55 AM »

That's why you have to be careful what you eat:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/science/memory-transfer-snails.html

I can't see any connection between the article you quoted, and diet. Would you care to explain?
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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 08:45:34 AM »

I can't see any connection between the article you quoted, and diet. Would you care to explain?

There is none...It's just a funny play on words. It made me click the link and read the article.

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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 09:26:33 AM »

France consumes around 40-60 thousand tons of escargots per year. However, it does not appear that all these snails are helping with memories. France and Italy are and have been for many years the top countries with dementia. Could be also the effect of wine and cheese. Blessed with the large pool of escargot eaters, France is in a unique position to conduct further memory and snail studies.

https://www.pssru.ac.uk/pub/dp2418.pdf

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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 11:52:45 AM »

France consumes around 40-60 thousand tons of escargots per year. However, it does not appear that all these snails are helping with memories. France and Italy are and have been for many years the top countries with dementia. Could be also the effect of wine and cheese. Blessed with the large pool of escargot eaters, France is in a unique position to conduct further memory and snail studies.

https://www.pssru.ac.uk/pub/dp2418.pdf

I know your comment was light-hearted, but do you have a source for that? (the reference you quote doesn't say that)
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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 11:59:18 AM »

If you are what you eat, be careful eating turkeys.

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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 12:43:32 PM »

If you are what you eat, be careful eating turkeys.


In a wilful attempt to keep us all bumbling along at the bottom, the eagle is a protected species in many areas.

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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 01:01:15 PM »

I know your comment was light-hearted, but do you have a source for that? (the reference you quote doesn't say that)

Jeremy, thanks for pointing it out.
Mea culpa, I misinterpreted the quoted source. The table 3 on page 4 showed rate of population aged over 65, not the prevalence of dementia. I looked it up again, and added two other links showing countries with the highest rates of deaths from dementia. From these reports it seems that the northern countries and Middle East are affected most.

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Even though all the Scandinavian countries have managed to feature in the list of countries with the highest mortality rates due to Alzheimer’s and dementia, Finland appears to outnumber all these countries, as well as the other countries of the world, in this respect. Statistics shock us, as they state that a staggering number of 54 people dying per 100,000 in the Finnish population every year due to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In 2010, one in every five deaths in those aged of age 80 and older in Finland was caused by Alzheimer’s and related dementias

http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/cause-of-death/alzheimers-dementia/by-country/

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-with-the-highest-rates-of-deaths-from-dementia.html

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Re: You are what you eat
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 02:39:56 PM »

Speaking of light-hearted (and moving on to dark comedy), does anyone remember Eating Raoul?

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