Advisory Updates Guidance On Benefits Of Fish Oil Supplements On Heart Health

CBS News (3/13) reports on its website that while “millions of people take fish oil supplements for heart health…a new report from the American Heart Association shows not everyone may benefit from it.” The report indicated “that omega-3 fish oil supplements can help people who have suffered a heart attack or heart failure in the past.” However, “there wasn’t enough evidence to support their use in people without a history of heart trouble.”

Reuters (3/13, Emery) reports, “The scientific advisory published in…Circulation updates a 2002 guidance with data from 15 newer studies.”

Breastfeeding May reduce hyperactivity risk, study says

Children who were exclusively breast-fed for at least six months had slightly less hyperactive behavior at age 3 but not at age 5, compared with those who weren’t breast-fed, but there were no significant differences in cognitive development at ages 3 and 5, Irish researchers reported in Pediatrics. However, breast-feeding continues to offer child, maternal and societal benefits, according to an editorial accompanying the study.

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Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (3/27),  CNN (3/28),  National Public Radio (3/27) 


Sleep disturbance more likely among preteens in chaotic homes

Sleep disturbance more likely among preteens in chaotic homes

A study in Sleep Health found that children ages 11 and 12 in disorganized homes were 80% more likely to be kept awake by family members listening to music or watching TV and 70% more likely to be disturbed by relatives who were talking or texting on the phone, compared with those in more ordered homes. The findings, based on 26 preteen-parent pairs in Cleveland followed over two weeks, also showed that parents’ sleep rules didn’t reduce sleep-disturbing behaviors of family members.

Reuters (2/13) 


Frequent, Brisk Walks May Slow Early Alzheimer’s Patients’ Memory Loss, Study Suggests

The New York Times (3/1, Reynolds, Subscription Publication) reports that, according to a study published in PLoS One, “for some people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, frequent, brisk walks may help to bolster physical abilities and slow memory loss.” Researchers at the University of Kansas recruited about 70 men and women with Alzheimer’s and while one group “began a supervised walking program,” the second control group began stretching and toning classes “that would not increase aerobic endurance.” The Times says “the toning had not slowed the progression of their disease” but “some of the walkers were thinking and remembering much better.” Researchers found that “walkers who had increased their aerobic fitness had also improved their ability to remember and think and bulked up the volume of their brains.”

Recipe for Texas Sheet Cake

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Recipe for Texas Sheet Cake

Combine three ingredients and set aside

  • 2 cups flour (Sift Flower)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ teas. Salt

In saucepan add:  2 sticks butter, 4 Tablespoons of Cocoa, 1 cup water., bring to boil and add to flour mixture. Then add: ½ cup Buttermilk (can make buttermilk by adding 1 Tablespoon of cider vinegar

  • ½ cup milk)
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • ½ teas of cinnamon
  • 1 teas baking soda
  • 1 teas vanilla

Pour mixture into either a greased jelly roll pan or a 9 x 13 greased pan. If you are taking cake out of pan for delivery grease and flour pan for easy release.


Bring to boil:

  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 ½ sticks butter
  • 5 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teas vanilla

When it comes to boil remove from heat and add 1 box of Powdered Sugar and beat till smooth. Pour on cake while cake is still warm. I put powdered sugar through sifter to remove any lumps.