Does thickening of the artery linings start in childhood based on whether your child gains weight in the abdomen/belly or on the hips and thighs? And can nutrition help even in childhood to slow down the inflammation connection between where a child is genetically predisposed to gain weight and what happens to that child a decade or two later in life?
Can not eating a high-fat meal help? Or are certain fats beneficial to kids born to gain weight in their belly rather than on their hips and thighs?
A recent study by the University of California, Davis, reinforced the connection between stomach fat, inflammation and thickening of the arterial linings that can lead to heart disease and strokes. According to that UC Davis study, eating a common fast food meal can affect inflammatory responses in the blood vessels.
The UC Davis team discovered that by eating a high-fat meal, the size of a type of particle called triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TGRL) varied directly with the person’s waist size and preexisting blood triglyceride level. See the UC Davis (PDF) article, Centrally located body fat is related to appetitive hormones, a NIH- funded clinical trial.
The team discovered that by eating a high-fat meal, the size of a type of particle called triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TGRL) varied directly with the person’s waist size and preexisting blood triglyceride level. In another UC Davis study, scientists are researching whether a bacterial or viral infection might cause or contribute to weight gain and obesity.
Bacteria currently being called “human gut flora” may prove to be an active factor in America’s obesity trend. See my other lodeplus.com article, Is belly fat squeezing your kidneys which may cause high blood pressure? – Sacramento Nutrition | lodeplus.com.
See how just learning this new information motivates and inspires your brain to learn more as you write articles for the lodeplus.com to offer readers more in-depth information that has a purpose, for example, adding to the body of knowledge of healing in plain language most readers can understand?
For example, each day a new paragraph of information can be learned just by researching topics to write about, such as the fact that too much belly fat can increase your risk of bone loss. The reason for the belly fat accumulation with increasing age could be proteins released by abdominal fat called adipokines, or hormones. Research continues.
That information then leads to look at more research, starting with research done at Massachusetts General Hospital, where 50 premenopausal women studied revealed that those with the most belly fat had the greatest bone loss.
Here’s how it works. Instead of early retirement, if you have already left your day job, are like our family members, way past age 70, and want to keep cognitive performance levels rising instead of dropping earlier, pick a topic you and your friends love most, and keep researching and writing about that area of your expertise.
How you can tell whether you love that subject is not only the fact that you have worked at it for many years and are not retired or working part-time at it, but it just as well might be a subject you’ve had for life as a hobby, an interest so motivational to you that just reading about that subject makes you forget about your worries of the day, and instead you’re catapulted into a world where you’re driven by joy to learn more.
And you learn quite a lot from your students via feedback. It’s all about passing forward the information you’ve cherished as well as looking deeper into the news. Check out the article, “Does Early Retirement Lead to Brain Fade? – SecondAct.com.”
Researchers know that engaging in a social environment may be required to establish “cognitive reserve,” according to the May/June 2011 issues of AARP magazine, in the article, by Dr. Mehmet Oz in the “Feel Your Best” section on page 20, “Keeping Your Brain Plugged In.” Also see a previous March 31, 2011 AARP magazine article, “Why Work Is Good for Brain Health – AARP The Magazine.”
Children and grandparents can discuss what happens after retirement or for some, simply giving up the daily reading of classified ads looking for employment or the business section since you no longer buy investments and are in the stage of life where you’re spending your savings, you finally decide to stop looking at your competition as a contestant in a race to win income or fame.
Instead, you turn to learning and research or examining the research looking for patterns, flaws, or connections. Can you connect the dots to nutrition research and looking for information on what to feed a family?
You’ve heard the use it or lose it theory when it comes to stimulating your brain by doing daily what you love and what teaches you each day a new idea or current information. Does your family have individual mental plans that lead to better nutrition because the more you learn about one subject can lead you to learn more about another subjects that’s connected?
One example from nutrition and health categories is about foods that relieve pain such as cherries, ginger, and fish. Or you can write about the high cost of going green. Or maybe you want to write about walking, since walking also is good for your brain. The more you walk, the more blood your brain receives. When it comes to children’s nutrition, some parents are front-loading ancillaries where research results flow in from industries or government sources.
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