Tomorrow’s Health: cancer survivors, plant-based diets & Alzheimer’s risk

Tomorrows Health

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Cancer survivors face a higher risk from the flu, making them more likely to be hospitalized or die from an infection.

A study in the U.K. says that could mean they’re also at higher risk from COVID-19 and should be prioritized for vaccinations.

Plant-based diet

Eating a plant-based diet may jumpstart the metabolism and lead to weight loss.

A study in a journal of the American Medical Association followed patients in a 16-week program.

Those eating a low-fat, plant-based diet boosted their after-meal calorie burn and lost an average of 14 pounds.

Alzheimer’s risk

There’s new evidence that pollution from fires, power plants, and cars could be risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers in San Francisco studied brain scans of older Americans with cognitive decline.

They found patients in the most polluted areas were 10 percent more likely to show signs of Alzheimer’s.

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