Looking after your health – who can you trust?
January 21, 2011 Leave a comment
We all know that looking after your health and taking preventative measures to ward off degenerative disease and decay is a priority for the over 50s. But sometimes conflicting advice makes it all seem far too difficult. How much alcohol is recommended? Are eggs good or bad for cholesterol? Should you take aspirin or avoid it? The list is endless and in the media, opinions change day to day.
A recent “sit up and take notice” piece concerned the health-giving properties of green tea which has long been promoted as a virtual wonder cure for all known ills. This time, however, reports were suggesting that merely drinking one cup a day would be enough to reduce your risk of dementia or cancer. Sounds fantastic – but is that true or not?
As ever, our advice is to check it out on a great website devoted to all things medical and health related, the “NHS Choices” website which you can access here http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx ). It gives full, scientific, unbiased advice and commentary on all such research studies and is worth checking out whenever these big claims break in the news.
For the record, the green tea claim apparently isn’t quite that straightforward as it was portrayed, see here.