Thursday, June 23, 2011

Drink To Your Health

Coffee drinkers have another reason to be happy. Turns out that coffee has even more medicinal and helpful qualities than already revealed. Let's keep this quiet though, lest the FDA tries to get some control over the miracle beverage.

In addition to many health benefits that I have already reported in previous posts, a new study by the University of South Florida is showing that a particular, unique property in coffee (that they haven't quite identified yet) - and only in real, caffeinated coffee - wards of Alzheimer's disease. It may be the caffeine and a combination of other compounds, but decaf does not have the same effect.

Researchers suggest drinking coffee in your 30s, 40s, and 50s for this protection - since it takes years for the disease to develop and begin showing signs. However, beginning later in life or upping your intake later in life also seemed to work.

Now we really can drink to our health.


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Blow To Reverse Mortgages

Wells Fargo announced that it no longer will be doing reverse mortgage loans. Bank of America announced earlier in the year that they wouldn't be doing any more reverse mortgage loans.

Apparently neither banks finds them a major part of their lending business, and Wells Fargo also mentioned declining equity and housing values.

Both banks will continue servicing the loans on the books, but no new ones will be added.

These loans are heavily advertised on TV, but are no longer popular with 2 of the largest national banks.


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