Health Alert: Dementia Cases to Triple in Next 30 Years.
Experts project that the number of dementia patients worldwide will increase to 152 million by 2050, up from 57 million in 2019, largely due to the aging populace in richer countries.
Lancet Public Health, January 2022
Diet: Benefits of Intermittent Fasting Go Beyond Weight Loss.
A review of data from 11 studies found that intermittent fasting (restricting eating to a limited window each day or not eating one or two days a week, for example) is not only effective for weight loss but it can also improve cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose readings.
JAMA Network Open, December 2021
Exercise: How Exercise Protects Against Fatty Liver.
According to a recent study, exercise training improves mitochondrial function and regulates important enzymes of glucose and fructose degradation in the liver, which may explain how exercise helps reduce the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Molecular Metabolism, December 2021
Chiropractic: Many Misbeliefs Persist About Back Pain.
Questionnaires completed by 3,724 adults revealed that many people still retain false beliefs about low back pain, which not only increases their risk for the condition but can also lower their chances for recovery. Some of these myths include the idea that imaging tests can always identify the cause of low back pain; bed rest should be the mainstay of therapy; individuals with back pain should take it easy and limit activity; back pain will get worse; and surgery is needed for disk herniation.
Physiotherapy International Research, October 2021
Mental Attitude: Weak Grip May Suggest Dementia Risk.
Researchers use handgrip strength to estimate an individual’s overall fitness level. A systematic review of data from 16 studies has concluded that poor handgrip strength is also associated with a nearly two-times increased risk for dementia.
Geroscience, January 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Preventing Obesity in Kids.
Healthline reports that the following can help reduce the prevalence of obesity in the pediatric population: breastfeed infants, if possible; eat healthy foods as a family; encourage eating slowly and only when hungry; limit unhealthy foods in the house; encourage physical activity; limit screen time; ensure proper sleep habits; and know what children are eating outside the home.
Healthline, December 2021