Regarding links and research

The links I collect may include research studies that don’t seem to be directly about the point I made – sometimes research hasn’t been performed yet and I’m referring to background information in the article to which I linked or I’m drawing inferences from the research that the research authors did not include. Frequently research studies are focused on finding ways to make a medication or technique that can be patented. I am trying to figure out how normal and abnormal physiology may be affected by diet or lifestyle.

Read and live at your own risk. Medical doctors practice the provision of medicine – at least so I was informed by one medical doctor. My training was regarding diet for the lifespan in health and sickness, from perinatal/prenatal, through lactation and introduction of solid foods, to childhood and teen growth spurts through adulthood and into the typical changes in metabolism that occur with aging. Chronic disease is not a typical part of aging but a slowing down of metabolism and reduced need for total calories in combination with an increased need for protein and other trace nutrients is normal. Reduced appetite and thirst signals may also be normal so remembering to eat and drink enough can be a problem during aging.

I care a lot but there are only so many reading hours in a day.

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes. Thanks.

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