Treat Addiction, Reduce Pain, Reverse Diabetes– Gurpreet Padda MD​

Know someone in chronic pain? Know someone who has an addiction? Know someone who is diabetic? Addiction, chronic pain, and diabetes have one thing in common – metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of conditions including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat, chronic inflammation, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Dr Gurpreet… Continue reading Treat Addiction, Reduce Pain, Reverse Diabetes– Gurpreet Padda MD​

Commonly used antidepressant changes the brain’s fat composition

Summary: Depression in children and young adults is on the rise. Depression-related suicides are among the leading causes of death among this age group. As a result, doctors are now more likely to prescribe antidepressants in this age group. Prozac (fluoxetine) is among the most used antidepressants in young adults. However, there are worries that… Continue reading Commonly used antidepressant changes the brain’s fat composition

Even small dietary changes can significantly prolong life & help the environment

Summary: Most radical diet forms are difficult to practice. Moreover, they do not state what measurable results one can expect in a specific time frame. This new study analyzed the global burden of disease data set and risk factors and other studies regarding proper nutrition. The study found that consuming foods like hot dogs or… Continue reading Even small dietary changes can significantly prolong life & help the environment

Omega-3 may have a role in stabilizing memory function in Alzheimer’s

Summary: Alzheimer’s is on the rise, yet there is no known effective measure to prevent its onset. Most efforts have a limited role in preventing its progress, too. Even worse, there are no reliable early biomarkers of the condition. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to be good for brain health. Data from a new study… Continue reading Omega-3 may have a role in stabilizing memory function in Alzheimer’s

The gut has a greater say in brain health than thought earlier

Summary: There is mounting evidence that the gut-brain axis plays a broader role in health. It also appears to have much influence on the brain health. The gut has more neurons than the spinal cord, producing numerous hormones, neurohormones, and neuropeptides. The gut produces 95% of serotonin. Additionally, the vagal nerve that innervates the gut… Continue reading The gut has a greater say in brain health than thought earlier

The discovery of a new signaling pathway raises hope for finding new ways of controlling allergic inflammation

Summary: Type 2 immunity plays a vital role in sensing allergens and parasites and initiating an immune response against them. It causes an influx of eosinophil, and early release of IL-33 is characteristic of such a response. However, its dysregulation is associated with allergic conditions like asthma, eczema, rhinitis, and even anaphylactic shock. To date,… Continue reading The discovery of a new signaling pathway raises hope for finding new ways of controlling allergic inflammation

Major disparity discovered showing poor access to quality produce in low-income areas

Summary: It is long known that health disparities between various neighborhoods exist. Further, health data show a greater prevalence of gastrointestinal infections in low-income areas. However, experts have always assumed that these disparities are due to poorer hygienic conditions. This new research indicates that contaminated produce at supermarkets may be one of the contributing factors… Continue reading Major disparity discovered showing poor access to quality produce in low-income areas

Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

Summary: Accumulation of amyloid-beta appears to play a central role in the development of Alzheimer’s. However, researchers have a limited understanding of the production of amyloid protein in brain cells. But new studies show that the production of amyloid-beta protein is increased in those with higher cholesterol synthesis by astrocytes (supporting cells in the brain)… Continue reading Altered cholesterol metabolism in the brain may have a role in Alzheimer’s.

Covid-19 restrictions doubled the rate of weight gain in children.

Summary: The prevalence of obesity in children and young adults has risen in the US and even globally. It will have long-term consequences like an increase in diabetes, hypertension, and other related disorders. It has been an ongoing trend for the last few decades. Even worse, a new study by CDC indicates that covid-19 doubled… Continue reading Covid-19 restrictions doubled the rate of weight gain in children.

Financial insecurity and risk of dementia

Summary: The risk of dementia is higher in people with low socioeconomic status. Low income or financial insecurity is one of the major sources of chronic stress. Prolonged stress response considerably increases the risk of dementia or age-related cognitive decline. Stress results in higher activity of the HPA-axis elevated cortisol and vasopressin. It ultimately means… Continue reading Financial insecurity and risk of dementia