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Summit Up 1-15-10

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Special to the Daily/Bellamy Harthun

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that now has proof that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. (Note to doctors: You’re all very nice and we’re not trying to keep you away but … well, you know what we mean). We received this info from, not surprisingly, the U.S. Apple Association, reading thusly:”A growing body of evidence suggests that eating apples and drinking apple juice can be beneficial when it comes to improving brain health and diminishing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have long heralded consumption of apples with reduced risk of developing a myriad of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and type 2 diabetes. Now, we can add protecting your brain to that list. A University of Massachusetts-Lowell research team led by Dr. Thomas Shea has uncovered a wide range of brain-protective effects in apples and apple juice that accompany aging and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. The research is discussed in the Nov.-Dec., 2009 issue of AgroFOOD Industry High-Tech.Nine published studies from Shea’s group, discussed within this review article, demonstrate that eating apples or drinking apple juice may improve cognition, reduce hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, and improve mood and behavior in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.”If you’re dying to know more, check out***We received the following from Trudy Carp of Alma:”There is a stop sign at the top of the ramp between Arby’s & McDonalds, in Silverthorne. What is the general consensus as to what lane it’s intended for? The ramp or the drive-thru at McDonalds? I watched an Impreza stuff itself under the rocker panel of a Tahoe there one day, Impreza came up the ramp. The ensuing argument between the drivers over whose stop sign it was, well it was facinating. I have seen so many collisions and near misses there that I’m curious what the general populace thinks.”We agree, Trudy, that said area is kind of a cluster-poop. That whole area should only be driven in a vehicle that has giant inflatable protection barriers around it. Anyone have any thoughts about this crazy ramp-stop sign thing? Shoot us an e-mail at’ve gotta run, folks. Have a great Friday!

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