Health Alert: As a Nation’s Wealth Grows, So Do Men’s Waistlines.
Using four decades of data concerning nearly 150 countries, researchers report that for every 1% increase in a nation’s per capita income, the obesity rate among men in the country rises 1.23%.
PLOS ONE, May 2020
Diet: Can Too Much Coffee Be Bad for Your Health?
Researchers examined connections between genetics, habitual coffee consumption, and health conditions from a dataset that included over 300,000 adults in the UK Biobank and found that drinking six or more cups of coffee a day is associated with an elevated risk of osteoarthritis, arthropathy, and obesity.
Clinical Nutrition, March 2020
Exercise: Exercise Cleans Muscles.
According to a new study, an intense ten-minute bout of exercise increases the activity of the “death marker protein” called ubiquitin, which helps remove worn-out proteins from muscle tissue. Researcher Dr. Jørgen Wojtaszewski writes, “Basically, it explains part of the reason why physical activity is healthy. The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles up to date, healthy, and functional.”
FASEB Journal, May 2020
Chiropractic: Manual Therapies for CTS.
Among a group of 30 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), researchers observed that mechanical interface mobilization and nerve mobilization techniques are both effective treatments for improving nerve function and reducing pain and disability. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize these manual therapy techniques along with other conservative treatment options for patients with CTS.
Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, April 2020
Mental Attitude: Creative Art, Storytelling, and Mild Cognitive Impairment.
A review of findings from 64 published studies found that participating in creative art or storytelling programs can improve brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.
Ageing Research Reviews, June 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Surprising Contributors to Heart Disease.
WebMD notes that in addition to lack of exercise and a poor diet, the following are also associated with an elevated risk for heart disease: belly fat, dental problems, loneliness, long work hours, a history of migraines, shift work, and snoring.
WebMD, June 2020