...Here’s another reason to eat your Brussels sprouts. According to a study in the journal Hepatology, researchers have learned that a natural compound called indole can control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. And where can people get a lot of indole? Of course, vegetables like cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

MEDICAL NOTES 20-08


Medical notes this week…

Last October we reported on research questioning the effects of water fluoridation. Now comes a study that finds water chlorination may also be unsafe. The study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology finds that when drinking water is mixed with chlorine for disinfection, it produces minute amounts of a toxic chemical called BDA. BDA is a known carcinogen but had never been detected as a result of chlorination until the new methods used in the study. Researchers say their results should prompt examination of other ways to disinfect water. 

Grandchildren are one of the joys of life for many older people. But if a home is cross-generational and grandparents are raising the kids, those children have a much higher risk of becoming obese. A study in the journal Childhood Obesity shows that all over the world, grandparents influence children to eat more and exercise less leading to a 30 percent higher risk of obesity if a child is being raised by grandparents.

And finally, here’s another reason to eat your Brussels sprouts. According to a study in the journal Hepatology, researchers have learned that a natural compound called indole can control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. And where can people get a lot of indole? Of course, vegetables like cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

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