Category Archives: Health

Eating Fried Potatoes Significantly Increases the Risk of Earlier Death

By MCNS Staff

friedpotato5People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them altogether, as determined by a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Eating potatoes that have not been fried was not linked to a similar early mortality risk, the researchers noted.

“Fried potatoes consumption is increasing worldwide,” warned Dr. Nicola Veronese, lead author of the study and a scientist at the National Research Council in Padova, Italy.

Veronese and the other researchers tracked 4,440 people aged 45 to 79 over a period of eight years to

Study Reveals That Omega-3s Protect Against Alzheimer’s

By MCNS Staff

Foods like salmon, nuts, avocados,

Foods like salmon, walnuts, avocados, and oils from certain fishes can help protect against Alzheimer’s. 

A study reveals that Omega-3 fatty acids prevent Alzheimer’s disease by boosting blood flow.

Researchers found that Omega-3s, found in chia seeds, flax seeds, linseed, hemp seeds, walnuts and certain fish oils, increase blood in brain regions that control memory and learning. People who eat a diet that is high in omega-3s are also better at acquiring and understanding new information, the study adds.

Lead study author Professor Daniel Amen, of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, California, said: ‘This is very important research because it shows a correlation between lower omega-3 fatty acid levels and reduced brain blood flow to regions important for learning, memory, depression and dementia.’

Scientists obtained brain scans from

Michelle Obama Criticizes Trump Administration’s School Lunch Policy

By MCNS Staff

michelle_trumpFormer first lady Michelle Obama expressed concern Friday over the Trump administration’s decision to scale back school meal nutritional requirements. She expressed her concerns after Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation that relaxes standards for the upcoming school year in three key areas: whole grains, salt and milk.

While at a public health summit in Washington D.C., she stated “This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you? And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on?”

The agriculture rollback is part of a larger campaign by the Trump administration

Monsanto Found Guilty in Netherlands

By Swahili Scientist.

Screen-Shot-2016-11-24-at-10.37.05-am This past month, judges presiding over the International Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands delivered a legal opinion regarding Monsanto’s impact on human rights, the environment, access to food, and scientific integrity.

Their conclusion was that Monsanto’s business activities infringe on peoples’ rights to a clean, sustainable environment.

The tribunal stated that the company adversely affects the world’s access to food and that by manufacturing and distributing substances such as PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and glyphosate, Monsanto has infringed on our right to high standards of health.

Additionally, the tribunal found that Monsanto thwarts scientific freedom by practicing forms of intimidation, pressuring governments and discrediting legitimate scientific research that