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    This week we have an interesting article on the use of nonnutritive sweeteners.  Over the years, we have had many of these as one opinion or another had flip-flopped as to the benefit or harm of these products. As an educator, I have always been in favor of using them ...

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August, 2017

Test Your Knowledge

Self-Reported Decline in Memory

Subjective cognitive decline: What proportion of Americans age 45 y and older have self-reported memory problems?


Answer: C. 1 in 9

Explanation: According to the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1 in 9 Americans age 45 y and older describe worsening memory problems, but only 44.5% of these have sought medical help. More than 40% of those who self-report memory problems say they've given up daily activities because of their symptoms. Subjective cognitive decline may be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease.

Cognitive Data from the 2015 BRFSS. Alzheimer's Association. Published October 2016. Accessed March 2017.  Jessen F, et al. Alzheimers Dement. 2014;10(6):844-852.


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