In my studies of health and wellness, I've run across yet more reasons to reduce calorie consumption. According to an article in the May/June 2001 issue of Well Being Journal, "there is a strong correlation between per capita food consumption and risk for Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Data from population-based case control studies showed that individuals with the lowest daily calorie intakes had the lowest risks of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease." The article continues by pointing out that reducing our calorie intake may be as simple as reducing sugar in our diet as "the average American now eats and drinks an incredible 160 pounds of refined sugar each year."
So, skip that soda and say "no" to that doughnut. Small changes can make a big difference, in the short term and in the long run.
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