Health Alert: Diabetes Increases Fall Risk.
An analysis of data from the Danish National Patient Register revealed that seniors with a history of either type 1 or type 2 diabetes had both a higher fall risk and an increased risk for serious injury in the event of a fall.
Current Drug Safety, September 2020
Diet: Benefits of Fiber.
Not only does dietary fiber increase satiety and slow the absorption of nutrients into the body, but it also nurtures bacteria in the digestive tract that release short-chain fatty acids associated with a reduced risk for inflammatory diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, September 2020
Exercise: Weight Gain May Hinder Grades.
Researchers monitored the health and academic performance of 1,802 students for two school years and observed that those with a normal weight at baseline who became overweight by the conclusion of the study were more likely to experience a decline in their grades than participants who maintained a healthy weight.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, September 2020
Chiropractic: Frailty Linked to Back Pain.
Frailty is a condition characterized by weakness, slowness, physical inactivity, self-reported exhaustion, and unintentional weight loss. A study that included 602 seniors with low back pain found that those classified as frail (19.5%) or at risk for frailty (59.2%) had significantly higher pain and disability scores than physically robust participants, which only accounted for 21.3% of participants.
Canadian Journal on Aging, August 2020
Mental Attitude: Can ADHD Predict Adult Car Crash Risk?
In the study, researchers analyzed data on 642 young adults and found that those who had been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children were 45% more likely to have been involved in automobile collision than those participant without a history of ADHD.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, August 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Honey Can Soothe a Cough.
A review of data from fourteen clinical trials found that consuming honey may be more effective at combatting coughing spells than over-the-counter cough syrups in adults and children over the age of one. Lead review author Dr. Hibatullah Abuelgasim notes that given the mostly benign nature of honey, “it’s reasonable to try it—especially if it replaces potentially harmful alternatives.”
Evidence-Based Medicine, August 2020