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The iHeart. (Supplied Photo)

iHeart tracks your internal age

Apparently, I'm 34 years old. That's not according my birth certificate which says I was born in 1976, but to a consumer medical device called the iHeart, which measures internal age.

SUBMITTED If your choice of cereal is based on how much sugar is in it, think again if you’re just comparing the posted numbers on the box. Learning to read nutrition facts tables takes practice and knowing what you’re looking for.

How much sugar is in that?

You may not be aware a lot of the foods we eat have sugar in them. Most breads, tomato sauces, and canned soups have sugar. Then there's added versus no-added sugar. Fruits have naturally occurring sugars in them, mostly fructose; milk has lactose. Actually, there are lots of different sugars, some of which you may have never heard of.

In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey)

Can lifestyle changes really ward off Alzheimer's?

WASHINGTON — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer’s, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.

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