- The CDC estimates that by 2060, over 14 million Americans may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, up from the current 6.5 million
- In a surprising study, presented at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, it was noted that this rise could be largely attributed to people’s intake of ultra-processed foods, which was linked to a higher risk of dementia
- Of the 10,000 participants who took part in the study, it was noted that those who ate the most ultra-processed foods had a 28% faster rate of global cognitive decline, and a 25% faster rate of executive function decline compared to those who ate the least amount of overly processed food
- MetAlert is pushing for lifestyle and dietary changes while helping to sensitize people on the risks associated with the consumption of ultra-processed foods
- Even as it continues to design, develop, manufacture, distribute and sell products and services in the GPS/BLE wearable technology space, MetAlert is strongly pushing for healthier dietary and lifestyle alternatives guaranteed to reduce the risk of cognitive decline
MetAlert (OTC: MLRT), a developer of personal protective medical equipment and supplies and a pioneer in wearable GPS, human, and asset tracking systems, has, since its inception, shown a commitment to those afflicted with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and autism (“ADA”). This commitment has gone beyond developing location-sensitive health monitoring devices, particularly with the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) estimating that by 2060 over 14 million Americans may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, up from the current 6.5 million (https://ibn.fm/XYIKQ).
MetAlert is pushing for lifestyle and dietary changes that have proven to lower the risk of cognitive decline. In a recent study presented at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, researchers noted that, of the 10,000 study participants, those who consumed more than 20% of their calories from ultra-processed foods had a higher risk of dementia. It further noted that those who ate the most ultra-processed foods had a 28% faster rate of global cognitive decline and a 25% faster rate of executive function decline than those who ate the least amount of overly processed food (https://ibn.fm/AzAPS).
In a separate study published by the Harvard Medical School, it was noted that there is a clear correlation between developing dementia and earlier intake of ultra-processed foods. Researchers cited that switching out an estimated 10% of such foods with an equivalent proportion of unprocessed or minimally processed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, could lower dementia risk by as much as 19%. This study followed the dietary habits of over 72,000 people aged 55 and older over an average of 10 years (https://ibn.fm/VhqyW).
“58% of the calories consumed by United States citizens, 56.8% of the calories consumed by British citizens, and 48% of the calories consumed by Canadians come from ultra-processed foods,” noted Dr. Claudia Suemoto, an assistant professor in the division of geriatrics at the University of São Paulo Medical School.
With a small order of fries and a regular cheeseburger from McDonald’s containing 530 calories while offering a simple, convenient meal while at it, it is easy to see why ultra-processed foods contribute a huge chunk of people’s daily caloric intake. However, MetAlert is helping to sensitize people on the issue, encouraging them to substitute such foods with better quality alternatives. One way to do so is to prepare food from scratch, a sure way of protecting one’s heart and guarding their brain against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
This move will benefit not only one’s cognition but also lower one’s risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart and circulation problems, as well as the risk of a shorter lifespan. Moreover, given their high sugar, salt, and fat concentration, these foods promote inflammation throughout the body, leaving one pre-disposed to a growing list of other medical conditions.
Even as MetAlert continues to design, develop, manufacture, distribute and sell products and services in the GPS/BLE wearable technology and health data collection and monitoring space, it emphasizes that prevention is better than cure. As such, it pushes people to adopt healthier dietary and lifestyle alternatives that reduce cognitive decline risk.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MetAlert.com.
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