By: AFP Relaxnews - July 1, 2015
Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.
Billed as a first, the report analyzed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks.
Researchers estimated that around 133,000 people died from diabetes due to the consumption of what the report called “sugar-sweetened beverages.” Around 45,000 people died globally from cardiovascular diseases arising from sugary drink consumption and 6,450 people died from cancers linked to the beverages, researchers estimated.
“Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring from a single dietary factor, sugar-sweetened beverages. It should be a global priority to substantially reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from the diet,” said study author Dariush Mozaffarian from Tufts University in Boston.
Mexico had the highest death rate due to sugary beverages with a rate of 450 deaths per million adults, the report said. It was followed by the United States with 125 estimated deaths per million adults.
Researchers also said the general quantity of sugar available in a nation correlated with the country’s frequency of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The report also found 76 percent of deaths related to soda and other sugary drink consumption occurred in low to middle income countries.
Fruit juices were not included in the research, which analyzed 62 dietary surveys conducted between 1980 and 2010 in 51 countries.
You can read the full publication here. Unfortunately, Malaysia is one of the top 20 countries mentioned in this study with the highest absolute mortality due to sugary drinks consumption (click here for details). This is very alarming and Malaysians must take the advise of the authors seriously and reduced or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages from the diet.
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PRESS RELEASE: JUNE 2015
By: Reuters / Heinz-Peter Bader
Published time: June 07, 2015 14:15
The decline in the bee population could be caused by the insect’s high contamination of aluminum, a chemical element implicated as a factor in Alzheimer’s disease in humans, a new study has found.
It’s believed that a number of factors are likely to be involved in the decline of bees: from a lack of flowers to attacks by parasites. But biologists at Keele University and the University of Sussex in the UK decided to find out whether aluminum, the “most significant environmental contaminant of recent times,” could prove to play the key role in the insect’s decline.
Previous research had suggested that when bees forage for nectar they don’t avoid nectar which contains aluminum. So researchers measured the content of aluminum in bee pupae taken from naturally foraging colonies in the UK.
They found levels of the metal content in bee pupae that ranged from 13 to 193 ppm [parts per million.] In humans, brain aluminium content in excess of 3 ppm “might be considered as pathological with possible contributions towards neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease,” the study, published in the journal PLOS One, said. (Click here to read) (Watch video here)
Researchers say that a number of human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels resulting in “acid rain” and the mining of aluminium ores to make aluminum metal and salts, have contributed to the thriving biological availability of this “non-essential metal.”
As a result, fish, trees, crops and humans have all been affected by aluminium. Evidence suggests that bees are not immune to its increasing prevalence, with analysis from Brazil having previously indicated that “pollen is heavily contaminated with aluminium.”
“Aluminum is a known neurotoxin affecting behaviour in animal models of aluminum intoxication. Bees, of course, rely heavily on cognitive function in their everyday behaviour and these data raise the intriguing spectre that aluminium-induced cognitive dysfunction may play a role in their population decline – are we looking at bees with Alzheimer’s disease?”said Professor Chris Exley, a leading authority on human exposure to aluminium, from Keele University.
Whether we realized it or not, today we are living in “The Aluminium Age” implying that aluminium is ubiquitous or present everywhere in our daily living. Aluminium is now added to or used in almost everything we eat, drink, inject or absorb. Below are sources of aluminium:
Everyone of us are accumulating aluminium, the neurotoxin in our brain from fetus to our death. Aluminium builds up in the brain until it reaches a “toxic threshold” that triggers memory loss that eventually lead to dementia such as Alzheimers’ Disease.
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Press Release: March 2015
Two latest publications from Cambridge Researchers in UK , namely
“The Decrease in Silicon Concentration of the Connective Tissues with Age in Rats is a Marker of Connective Tissue Turnovers” published in Bone 75(2015): 40-48 (click here for paper)
and “Silicon and Boron Differ in their Localisation and Loading in Bone” published in Bone Reports 1 (2015): 9-15 (click here for paper) , showed the importance of the trace element, Silicon( as bioactive OSA) to collagen or connective tissues such as bone, skin, hair, blood vessels and joints.
They also found that highest concentrations of Silicon are found in young weanling rats and decrease with age and young growing rats may have higher requirements for Silicon than adults.
One possible understanding is that Silicon is necessary to synthesise collagen and/or stabilisation of the extracellular matrix by cross-linking between collagen units.
Previously the importance of Silicon (as bioactive Orthosilicic Acid(OSA) ) in collagen synthesis was highlighted (click here to view). A randomised double-blinded placebo controlled study involving 50 women with photo-damaged skin taking a supplement of Ch-OSA for 20 weeks resulted in reduced fine lines and wrinkles by 30% and increased skin elasticity measurements by 89% compared to women taking placebo capsules. (click here to view).
A large epidemiological study with the US Framingham Cohort found that Bone Mineral Density(BMD) was higher in men and premenopausal women when the dietary intake of Silicon was greater than 40 mg/day than when it was less than 14 mg /day. (Click here to view)
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Professor Chrisopher Exley of Keele University claims that aluminium present in everyday items like cosmetics and food may be building up in the brain and causing Alzheimer’s disease
Aluminium poisoning may be fuelling Alzheimer’s disease, a leading professor has claimed.
Professor Chrisopher Exley, of Keele University, said that exposure to the metal causes deposits in the human brain which can exacerbate other problems.
Writing in the journal Frontiers in Neurology he said: “We are all accumulating a known neurotoxin in our brain from our conception to our death.
“The presence of aluminium in the human brain should be a red flag alerting us all to the potential dangers of the aluminium age
“How do we know that Alzheimer’s disease is not the manifestation of chronic aluminium toxicity in humans?”
Aluminium, he argues, is now added to or used in almost everything we eat, drink, inject or absorb.
The metal is abundant in the Earth’s crust and is naturally absorbed from the soil by plants and foodstuffs.
But aluminium sulphate is also added to water to improve clarity, to cakes and biscuits as a raising agent and it is in tea, cocoa, wine and fizzy drinks.
Cosmetics, sunscreens and antiperspirants are likely to contain aluminium as well as some medications such as aspirin or antacids.
The body naturally excretes aluminium but large amounts are deposited in the nerves, brain, bone, liver, heart, spleen and muscle.
Prof Exley argues that aluminium builds up in the brain until it reaches a ‘toxic threshold’ beyond which neurons cannot cope.
“If the same neuron or brain tissue is also suffering other insults, or another on-going degenerative condition, then the additional response to aluminium will exacerbate these effects,” he said.
“In this way aluminium may cause a particular condition to be more aggressive and perhaps to have an earlier onset – such occurrences have already been shown in Alzheimer’s disease related to environmental and occupational exposure to aluminium.”
“There are neither cures nor effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The role of aluminium in Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented by reducing human exposure to aluminium and by removing aluminium from the body by non-invasive means. Why are we choosing to miss out on this opportunity? Surely the time has come to test the aluminium hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease once and for all?”
In 1988, 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate leaked into the water supply serving the town of Camelford in Cornwall.
Campaigner Carole Cross, 59, died from a rare and aggressive form of Alzheimer’s and her brain was found to contain higher than usual levels of aluminium.
At the time, the West Somerset coroner said she had been exposed to “an excessive amount” of aluminium in the contaminated water.
To read the full paper (click here)
Professor Christopher Exley’s research has shown that the best and effective way to remove aluminium from the body and to achieve maximum protection against everyday human exposure to aluminium is to drink one(1) litre daily of a silicon(OSA) rich natural mineral water such as SPRITZER. He said this should become normal part of an individual’s diet and lifestyle. The research published in the prestigious Journal of Alzheimers Diseses (2013) (click here and here to view) has demonstrated that long term drinking of a silicon(OSA) rich natural mineral water, such as SPRITZER, can reduce an individual’s everyday exposure to aluminium and lower their body burden of this unwanted neurotoxin. Early indications are that in individuals with Alzheimers Disease the lowering of the body burden of aluminium may benefit cognitive function.
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Date :30 October 2014
The study, conducted jointly by researchers from France and the U.K., analyzed semen samples from 62 donors
Aluminum may be a major contributor to male infertility and reduced sperm counts, according to a new study released on Monday.
The study, published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology and conducted jointly by researchers at Keele University in the U.K. and the universities of Lyon and St.-Étienne in France, analyzed the sperm of 62 donors at a French clinic using fluorescence microscopy with an aluminum-specific stain. The researchers not only confirmed that semen does contain aluminum, but found that the sperm count is lowered as its aluminum content increases.
Professor Christopher Exley, an expert on human exposure to aluminum and the lead researcher in the study, said that endocrine disruptors and other environmental factors are generally blamed for the decline in male fertility that has been taking place over the past several decades.
“Human exposure to aluminum has increased significantly over the same time period and our observation of significant contamination of male semen by aluminum must implicate aluminum as a potential contributor to these changes in reproductive fertility,” he said.
Looks like it is not only your brain but now even sperm count and male fertility may be damaged by Aluminum (Al). Professor Christopher Exley has studied Al for 30 years and in nearly 100 human brains and has found that Al may play a key role in accelerating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Al exposure does not happen all at once; it is an accumulation that happens over time.
“The human brain is exposed to Aluminum(Al) from the fetus to the grave” says Exley.
“While the proportion of this Al remains at a level which can endured without significant biological effects aluminum toxicity will not be manifested. However, at some point, which will be significantly influenced by individual circumstances, toxicity will be exerted, brain systems will be dysfunctional, and cascades of events eventually leading to accelerated cell and neuron loss will begin to dominate.”
Today, we are living in what is called “The Aluminum Age” where Aluminum has become ubiquitous or present everywhere . Below are sources where we can find Aluminum:
Because Al is used so extensively, it may be impossible to get it out of our lifes altogether. But there is good news.Research has shown that Aluminum can be effectively removed through the urine by just simply drinking one litre daily of SPRITZER- a Silicon Rich Natural Mineral Water for 12 weeks. (Click here & here to view). The research concluded that long term drinking of Silicon Rich Natural Mineral Water such as SPRITZER, can reduce an individual’s everyday exposure to Al and lower their body burden of this unwanted toxin.
SPRITZER has been tested by two prestigious UK universities viz University of London and Keele University to contain therapeutic amounts of natural Silicon a very powerful trace element in removing or chelating Aluminum from the body. Silicon has also been shown to synthesise or make natural collagen in the body and hence is beneficial for connective or collagenous tissues such as bones, skin, hair ,nails and blood vessels . (Click here to view).
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Press Release: September 2014
Posted on 28 August 2014, The Star
SMOKERS have a 45% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, according to information published recently by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI).
It is estimated that 14% of Alzheimer’s disease cases world-wide are potentially attributable to smoking. WHO warns that exposure to second-hand smoke (passive smoking) may also increase the risk of dementia.
“Since there is currently no cure for dementia, public health interventions need to focus on prevention by changing modifiable risk factors like smoking.” says Dr Shekhar Saxena, director of the Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO.
“This research shows that a decrease in smoking now is likely to result in substantial decrease in burden of dementia in the years to come.”
Tobacco use is already recognized as the one risk factor common to four main groups of non-communicable diseases (NCDs): cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes.
“Tobacco is one of the biggest public health threats the has ever faced, killing nearly six million people a year.” Says Dr Douglas Bettcher, director of the Department for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases at WHO.
“WHO urges governments to actively implement and enforce the measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, especially smoke-free environment laws and access to tobacco cessation services.”
Laurent Huber, director of the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) for Tobacco Control, Comments:
“It is no surprise to see these findings confirm that tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for dementia. This adds yet another item to the long list of the devastating consequences of tobacco and gives even more reason for personal and public health action to help people to quit smoking.”
“The research also shows that quitting smoking later in life might be beneficial, so encouraging and supporting current tobacco users to quit should be a priority.” Says Serge Gauthier, chair of the ADI’s Medical Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dementia affects more than 44 million people worldwide, with almost two thirds of them living in low- and meddle-income countries.
Every year, there are 7.7 million new cases of dementia. In 2010, the global cost was calculated at US$604bil (RM1.93bil), which represents 1% of global GDP (gross domestic product).” Says Marc Wortmann, ADI Executive Director. “No government can ignore the opportunity to links this new information into its planning and health system activities to reduce smoking and control NCDs.”
ADI believes that this information brief can form the basis countries to add messages about brain health and dementia risk into public health anti-smoking programmes and interventions. – HealthNewsDigest.com
Cigarette smoke is full of the neurotoxin, Aluminium. See Below:
So it is no surprise that the World Health Organisation(WHO) is now confirming that smoking increases risk of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Smoking in fact is the fastest way for Aluminium to get to your brain as the olefactory(nose) has direct access to the brain without needing to go through the blood-brain-barrier. Hence regular exposure to cigarette smoke whether as smoker or second-hand smoke can be very detrimental to your brain health as well as other ailments such as risk of lung cancer. Therefore it is very important to avoid cigarette smoke. But sometimes this may not be possible. We are living today in what experts called “ The Aluminium Age” where Aluminium is ubiquitous or omnipresent. Below are sources where we can find Aluminium:
One of the best and inexpensive way to remove Aluminium from the body is to drink daily SPRITZER-a Silicon Rich Natural Mineral Water. Research by Professor Chris Exley an expert in Aluminium, and published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (2013) (Click here & here to view) has shown that regular daily drinking of one litre of SPRITZER Natural Mineral Water removes Aluminium from the bodies of people with Alzheimer’s disease and in some individuals offered clinically- significant protection against cognitive decline. The research concluded that long term drinking of Silicon rich natural mineral water such as SPRITZER, can reduce an individual’s everyday exposure to Aluminium and lower their body burden of this unwanted neurotoxin.
SPRITZER has been tested by two prestigious UK universities viz University of London and Keele University to contain therapeutic amounts of natural Silicon a very powerful trace element in removing or chelating Aluminium from the body. Silicon has also been shown to synthesise(make) natural collagen in the body and hence is good for connective or collagenous tissues such as bones, skin,hair,nails and blood vessels (Click here to view).
So be a wise consumer. Drink SPRITZER Natural Mineral Water daily for your hydration needs and get the benefits of OSA.
Date: February 12, 2014
Source: Keele University
While aluminum is a known neurotoxin and occupational exposure to aluminum has been implicated in neurological disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, this finding is believed to be the first record of a direct link between Alzheimer’s disease and elevated brain aluminum following occupational exposure to the metal.
In their peer-reviewed paper, “The Benefits and Risks of Consuming Brewed Tea: Beware of Toxic Elements contamination.” published in Journal of Toxicology 2013 (view paper here), they found that all brewed teas steeped for 3 minutes contained from 1131 microgram/litre to 8324 microgram/litre of aluminium and if brewed for 15 minutes, the aluminium level ranged from 1413 microgram/litre to 11449 microgram/litre. Based on the general acceptable European Union daily limit of 4286 microgram/litre, more than 7 of the 30 tea bags bought from Canadian supermarkets had unacceptable aluminium levels after the 3 minutes brewing but at 15 minutes most of the tea bags failed the standard.
Research shows all of the UK’s top 30 baby formulas contain unacceptable amounts of the metal which is harmful to human health. Infant milk formulas are contaminated with aluminium, which risks serious negative health effects for children and may contribute to ill health as adults, a UK study has found.
Posted on 28 August 2013, Keele University
Aluminium – the most abundant metal and third most abundant element of the Earth’s crust – has no known biological function and is a recognised environmental toxin. Human exposure to aluminium is implicated in a number of chronic diseases, including bone disease, auto-immune conditions, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.