Monday, October 23, 2006

HealthLines: October 23, 2006

"One in 4 will develop chronic lung disease…" One in 4? That's it? Am I the only one that thought smoking was more deadly than that?
A darker cloud over smokers (LA Times)

Still want to smoke? You think it looks cool? Fine, just make sure you take your statins… "Until now, no medication has shown to slow smoking-induced lung damage…"
Statin drugs may protect smokers' lungs -study (Reuters)

Looking at mental function, "yearly slowdown was 40 percent slower for people who ate the most vegetables…"
Vegetables May Help Save Brain's Vigor (WebMD)

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.