Health Alert: Many Women Are Unaware of Heart Attack Risk.
The American Heart Association reports that, between 2009 and 2017, the percentage of women who knew that heart disease was the top killer of women fell from 65% to 44%.
Circulation, September 2020
Diet: Vitamin E May Be Vital for Nervous System Development.
The result of a recent animal study showed that the offspring of zebrafish with vitamin E deficiency exhibited malformed brains and nervous systems. Researcher Dr. Maret Traber writes, “This is totally amazing—the brain is absolutely physically distorted by not having enough vitamin E.”
Scientific Reports, September 2020
Exercise: HIIT Is a Good Idea for Type 2 Diabetics.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise that involves short intervals of near-maximal effort such as sprinting or stair climbing, separated by intervals of moderate-intensity exercise, such as jogging or fast walking. A recent study showed that type 2 diabetics who participated in an eight-week HIIT program that included cycling and rowing experienced significant improvements in insulin sensitivity, aerobic fitness, and body composition.
Diabetologia, September 2020
Chiropractic: Thoracic Mobilization for Shoulder Pain?
For patients with subacromial impingement syndrome, a recent study showed that the combination of specific exercises and joint mobilizations targeting the mid-back resulted in greater improvements in thoracic kyphosis, upper trapezius muscle tone, and shoulder range of motion than either treatment alone. The finding suggests that dysfunction in the thoracic spine may play a role in subacromial impingement syndrome, and such issues may need to be addressed to achieve a satisfactory treatment outcome.
Healthcare, September 2020
Mental Attitude: Just the Right Amount of Sleep is Vital for Brain Health.
Using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging and the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, researchers report that sleeping fewer than four hours or more than ten hours a night is associated with a faster progression of cognitive decline over time than sleeping seven hours a night.
JAMA Network Open, September 2020
Wellness/Prevention: The High Cost of Smoking.
The current research suggests that individuals who are smokers at age 45 can expect to live about five fewer years than their nonsmoker peers.
Urology of Virginia, September 2020