July Newsletter

A couple of articles about the brain and an article on chicken vs. red meat in this month’s issue.
Have a happy and safe Fourth of July..
Dr. McGee, Patti, Sue, Pam, Kris

Fourth of July Facts

fourth of July flags

Flags at Greenville Town Common

  • The 4th of July celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but most of the signers did not sign the document until August 2, 1776.
  • Massachusetts was the first state to make Independence Day a holiday in 1871. The 4th of July became a federal holiday in 1938.
  • There are more than 14,000 fireworks displays around the country on the 4th of July.
  • Americans eat about 150 million hot dogs on the 4th of July

New research shows Parkinson’s Disease may start in the gut

By studying mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found evidence that Parkinson’s disease starts in cells in the gut and travels up nerves that connect to the brain. The study appeared in the June, 2019 issue of Neuron. Parkinson’s is characterized by a build up of abnormal proteins in the brain causing nerve tissue to die. You can read more here about this interesting study.

Chicken and red meat increase cholesterol

From the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition comes a study that indicates that chicken contributes to high cholesterol levels as much as red meat.  In the study, both white meat and red meat increased cholesterol levels compared to plant-based proteins.

Dietary supplements for “brain health” are a waste of money

An international team of experts (neurologists, nutritionists and researchers) reviewed the best available evidence regarding nutritional supplements for improving memory and cognition. They found no evidence that any of the products worked as advertised. It included products like apoaequorin (jellyfish protein), coenzyme Q10, turmeric/curcumin, ginkgo biloba, melatonin and omega-3 fatty acid.
The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness.

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