12 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
You are beautiful like demolition. Just the thought of you draws my knuckles white. I don’t need a god. I have you and your beautiful mouth, your hands holding onto me, the nails leaving unfelt wounds, your hot breath on my neck. The taste of your saliva. The darkness is ours. The nights belong to us. Everything we do is secret. Nothing we do will ever be understood, we will be feared and kept well away from.
It will be the stuff of legend, endless discussion and limitless inspiration for the brave of heart. It’s you and me in this room, on this floor. Beyond life, beyond morality. We are gleaming animals painted in moonlit sweat glow. Our eyes turn to jewels and everything we do is an example of spontaneous perfection.
I have been waiting all my life to be with you. My heart slams against my ribs when I think of the slaughtered nights I spent all over the world waiting to feel your touch. The time I annihilated while I waited like a man doing a life sentence. Now you’re here and everything we touch explodes, bursts into bloom or burns to ash.
History atomizes and negates itself with our every shared breath. I need you like life needs life. I want you bad like a natural disaster. You are all I see. You are the only one I want to know
11 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
“Being overweight ‘reduces dementia risk’,” BBC News reports. The story comes from a cohort study of nearly 2 million UK adults aged over 40. It showed that being overweight or obese was linked to a lower risk of dementia up to 20 years later, compared with people who were a healthy weight. Underweight people were at a higher risk of dementia.
This result is surprising as it contradicts the current consensus of opinion, including the advice on this website, that obesity may be a risk factor for some types of dementia.
In the best scientific tradition, this study raises more questions than it answers. But it is important not to overlook the many serious health risks associated with obesity, such as heart disease and diabetes.
As one of the key authors, Dr Qizilbash, rightly says, the findings are “not an excuse to pile on the pounds or binge on Easter eggs . You can’t walk away and think it’s OK to be overweight or obese. Even if there is a protective effect, you may not live long enough to get the benefits”.
In conclusion, a single study is unlikely to lead to a change in clinical guidelines, but it is likely to prompt further research into the issue.
The study was carried out by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, and OXON Epidemiology; a London/Madrid-based clinical research company.
The study reports no funding for the work and the authors declare no conflicts of interest.
It was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Dementia affected 45,507 people, just over 2 out of every 100 taking part (crude prevalence 2.32%).
Compared with people of a healthy weight, underweight people had a 34% higher risk of dementia (rate ratio [RR] 1.34 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.30 to 1.39).
Compared with people of a healthy weight, overweight people had a 19% lower risk of dementia (RR 0.81, 95% CI 0.79 to 0.83). The incidence of dementia continued to fall marginally for every increasing BMI category, with very obese people (BMI greater than 40kg/m2) having a 33% lower dementia risk than people of a healthy weight (RR 0.67, 95% CI 0.60 to 0.74).