Health Alert: Obesity in Middle-Age Linked to Dementia.
New research that looked at long-term health data concerning nearly 6,600 adults suggests that obesity at midlife is associated with a 31% increased risk for dementia in old age.
International Journal of Epidemiology, June 2020
Diet: Eating Fruits and Veggies Can Cut Diabetes Risk.
Using data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study, researchers estimate that every 66 gram increase in daily fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a 25% reduced risk for type 2 diabetes.
BMJ, July 2020
Exercise: Exercise Linked to Lower Sleep Apnea Risk.
The results of a recent study that looked at lifestyle, medical, socio-demographic, and sleep health data concerning more than 155,000 adults suggest that even a modest increase in physical activity (such as walking for 20 additional minutes per day or vigorously exercising for 8 additional minutes a day) can reduce the risk for obstructive sleep apnea by 10%.
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, June 2020
Chiropractic: Back Pain Common During Pregnancy.
Questionnaires completed by 400 expectant mothers revealed that 75.3% had experienced back pain at some point in their pregnancy, particularly in the lumbar region during the third trimester. Nearly half of the women in the study (45.7%) reported that their back pain limited their daily activities. Doctors of chiropractic commonly treat low back pain arising from pregnancy with a combination of manual therapies and specific exercises.
Pain Management Nursing, June 2020
Mental Attitude: Lack of Sleep Can Take a Toll on the Brain.
Otherwise healthy volunteers who slept two fewer hours a night for three nights in a row not only became less effective at performing tasks, but according to researcher Dr. Ingvild Saksvik-Lehouillier, “[Participants also] experienced a flattening of emotions…. They felt less joy, enthusiasm, attention and fulfillment.”
Sleep, June 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Top Wellness Tips.
The Physicians Medical Group of San Jose lists the flowing tips for better health and wellness: don’t start smoking, and if you’re a smoker, quit; see a doctor regularly; eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; exercise regularly; get adequate sleep; maintain a healthy weight; limit alcohol intake; practice good dental hygiene; become educated about health and wellness; and take care of your mental health.
Physicians Medical Group of San Jose, June 2020