Research through Books and Studies

About My Research


Research through Books and Studies rather than from opinion is how I prefer to make an effective plan. In this section, I have listed all the sources of my research. Everything I have done, every food I eat and every dietary supplement I take, is supported by experts in their field and/or clinical data. I share all these  sources with you so that you have access to exactly the same material.

On the column opposite is the bibliography of all the books I have studied and of whose content I took heed. If I read a book which offered opinion which were unsupported by evidence, then it’s not on the list.

On the second page are the relevant clinical studies I have reviewed and whose contents I heeded. These can all be found at the wonderful online facility provided, free of charge*, by the US government’s National Institute of Health. You can visit the site here

* Whilst this is a comprehensive list of research studies going back decades, and the full content of the studies is sometimes available in its complete form, on many occasions it is a very concise summary. In the latter circumstance, to get the full content of a study, I needed to go to the publishing journal and pay for the access.

This research was painstaking and took a whole year, but it has paid off handsomely in respect of my health improvement.

Journey’s Never Over

My research is not complete and the journey’s never over. I’m still asking what more don’t I know? So, my work continues and I will update this site accordingly.

Published Studies

“Serum Cholesterol and Cognitive Performance in the Framingham Heart Study”
Penelope K Elias, et al.
Psychosomatic Medicine, 2005

“Relative Intake of Macronutrients Impacts Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia”
R O Roberts, et al.
Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (2012)

“Higher Normal Fasting Plasma Glucose Is Associated with Hippocampal Atrophy: The PATH Study”
Nicolas Cherbuin, et al.
Neurology, 2012 

“Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Duration of NSAID Use”
Walter F Stewart, et al.
Neurology, 1997 

“Does Cryptic Gluten Sensitivity Play a Part in Neurological Illness?”
Marios Hadjivassilou, et al.
Lancet, 1996

 Gluten Sensitivity as a Neurological Illness
Marios Hadjivassilou, et al.
Journal of Neurology, 2002 

“The Gluten Syndrome: A Neurological Disease”
Rodney P Ford
Medical Hypotheses, 2009

 “Reduced Levels of Cholesterol, Phospholipids, and Fatty Acids in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Alzheimer Disease Patients Are Not Related to Apolipoprotein E4”
M Mulder, et al.
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 1998 

“Dietary Patterns and Risk of Dementia: The Three-city Cohort Study”
P Barberger-Gateau, et al.
Neurology, 2007

 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Food Chain in the United States
P M Kris-Etherton, et al.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000

 Serum Cholesterol Levels and the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease:
L M de Lau
American Journal of Epidemiology, 2006

Low LDL Cholesterol and Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease: Prospective Results from Honolulu-Asia Aging Study:
X Huang, et al
Movement Disorders, 2008 

“Lack of Association Between Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease Mortality and Morbidity and All-cause Mortality in Persons Older Than 70 Years”
H M Krumholz, et al.
Journal of the American Medical Association, 1994 

“Saturated Fat Has Been Unfairly Demonised: Yes”
H Petousis-Harris
Primary Health Care, 2011 

“Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Evaluating the Association of Saturated Fat with Cardiovascular Disease”
P W Siri-Tarino, et sl
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010 

“The Role of Reducing Intakes of Saturated Fat in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Where Does the Evidence Stand in 2010?”
A Astrup, et al.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2011

“Report of the Conference on Low Blood Cholesterol: Mortality Associations”
D Jacobs, et al.
Circulation, 1992 

“Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet”
R Estruch, et al.
New England Journal of Medicine, 2013 

“Neurogenesis in the Adult Human Hippocampus”
P S Eriksson, et al.
Nature Medicine, 1998

“Caloric Restriction Improves Memory in Elderly Humans”
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2000

“Role of Sirtuins and Calorie Restriction in Neuroprotection: Implications in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases”
S Srivastava and M C Haigis
Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2011 

“Neuroprotective and Disease-modifying Effects of the Ketogenic Diet:
M Gasior, et al.
Behavioral Pharmacology, 2006

“The Ketogenic Diet in Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases”
A Paoli et al.
Biomedical Research International, 2014

“The Ketogenic Diet: Uses in Epilepsy and Other Neurologic Illnesses”
K W Baranano and A L Hartman
Current Treatment Options in Neurology, 2008

“Beneficial Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid on Cognition in Age-related Cognitive Decline”
K Yurko-Mauro, et al
Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 2010 

“Beneficial Effects of Intermittent Fasting and Caloric Restriction on the Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Systems”
M P Mattson and R Wan
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 2005

“Therapeutic Potential of Resveratrol: The In Vivo Evidence”
J D Baur and D A Sinclair
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, 2006

“Effects of Resveratrol on Cerebral Blood Flow Variables and Cognitive Performance in Humans”
D O Kennedy, et al.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010

“Curry Consumption and Cognitive Function in the Elderly”
T P Ng, et al.
American Journal of Epidemiology, 2006 

“Consumption of Fermented Milk Product with Probiotic Modulates Brain Activity”
K Tillisch, et al.
Gastroenterology, 2013

“Neuroprotection by the Metabolic Antioxidant Alpha-lopoic Acid”
L Packer, et al
Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 1997

“Higher Vitamin D Dietary Intake is Associated with Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: A 7- year Follow-up”
C Annweiler, et al
Journals of Gerontology, 2012

“Vitamin D Deficiency in Older Men”
E Orwoll, C M Nielson, et al
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metobolism, 2009

“Vitamin D and Parkinson’s Disease – A Hypothesis”
H L Newmark, et al.
Movement Disorders, 2007

“High Prevalence of Hypovitaminosis D Status in Patients With Early Parkinson’s Disease”
M L Evatt, et al.
Archives of Neurology, 2011

“Glutathione S-transferase, mu, omega, pi, and theta class variants and smoking in Parkinson’s Disease”
A D Waner et al
Neuroscience Letters, 2007

“The Glutathione S-transferase supergene family: regulation of GST and the contribution of the isoenzymes to cancer chemoprotection and drug resistance”
J D Hayes et al
Critical Review of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1995

“Dietary folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 and the risk of Parkinson disease”
L M de Lau et al.
Neurology, 2006