Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Physical activity mediates the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and cognitive functioning: A cross-sectional analysis

To improve your cognitive functioning post-stroke your doctor should tell you the exact amount of physical activity needed along with exact fruit and vegetable consumption. In simple words, an exercise protocol and a diet protocol.  Or you could be a bad patient and do this on your own without your doctors knowledge. That would be living life dangerously.
https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/medical-news-article/2017/01/17/food-and-nutrition-physical-activity-public/7008912/?
Journal of Public Health, 01/17/2017
This study investigated the interrelationships between fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC), body mass index (BMI), physical activity (PA) and cognitive functioning in younger and older adults. Higher PA levels were associated with better cognitive functioning in younger and older adults. Also, higher daily FVC and education levels were associated with better cognitive scores.

Methods

  • Cross–sectional information of 45522 participants (≥30 years) were analyzed from the 2012 annual component of the Canadian Community Health Survey.
  • Cognitive function was evaluated utilizing a single 6–level question of the Health Utilities Index.
  • PA was classified according to the Physical Activity Index kilocalories per kilogram every day as active, moderately active and inactive; BMI was measured in kg/m2 and FVC (servings/day) was classified as low, moderate or high.
  • To evaluate the interrelationship between FVC, BMI, PA, age and cognitive functioning, general linear models and mediation investigations were utilized.

Results

  • Higher BMIs, lower PA and FVC were connected with poorer cognitive functioning.
  • Furthermore, PA statistically mediated the association between FVC and cognitive function (Sobel test: t = –3.15; P < 0.002); and higher education levels and daily FVC were connected with better cognitive function (P < 0.001).
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