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Berries, apples and tea can do wonders for your brain

If you'e looking for an easy way to keep your brain healthy, consider eating more berries, consuming more applies and drinking tea. There's good science to support the benefits of getting started early eating a healthy diet for preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. 
Alzheimer's risk significantly lower for older adults who consume these foods
Tufts University scientists looked at Alzheimer's disease risk among older adults and compared those that consumed scant amounts of apples, tea and berries that are loaded with antioxidants; published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 
The study finding was based on conclusions extracted from dietary questionairres submitted during medical exams among heart disease risk patients participating in the Framingham Heart Study. 
One of the important highlights of this study, compared to others is that the risk of the brain disease was analyzed over a 20 year period, versus short term studies that have been pub…

Tall women more prone to several types of cancer, finds study

A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention links higher risk of cancer for tall postmenopausal women. Researchers found the taller a woman is, the higher the risk of breast, colon, endometrial, kidney, ovary, thyroid and rectal cancer, but why?
Other cancers linked to height in postmenopausal women found in the study include multiple myeloma and melanoma.
For their study, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, NY suspect the risk of cancer is higher for taller women because both height and cancer involve growth factors. 
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., senior epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the University said in a press release: "...it makes sense that hormones or other growth factors that influence height may also influence cancer risk." 
The study authors also say some genetic variations linked to height are also associated with cancer.
For their study, researc…