Health Alert: Air Pollution Linked to Worse Outcomes for Stroke Survivors.
Past research has established a link between increased exposure to air pollution and an elevated risk for stroke. According to an analysis of data from the UK Biobank study on middle-aged adults who experienced a first-time stroke, those living in areas with higher levels of air pollution also had a greater chance of developing post-stroke cardiovascular disease or even dying in the following decade.
Neurology, September 2022
Diet: The Benefits of One Serving of Fermented Vegetables a Day.
In a recent study that included 31 women, researchers found that consuming one serving of fermented vegetables a day for six weeks can lead to positive improvements in gut biodiversity, as well as an increase in immune-boosting Faecalibacterium prausnitzii bacteria and a reduction Ruminococcus torques bacteria, which can negatively affect the gut barrier.
PLOS ONE, October 2022
Exercise: The Effect of a Single Bout of Aerobic Exercise.
In an experiment that included 20 healthy adults, researchers observed that a single session of aerobic exercise improved motor sequence learning. The findings suggest that engaging in a short bout of aerobic exercise may help individuals learning activities like dancing or playing the piano.
International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, January 2023
Chiropractic: Internal Hip Rotation Linked to Low Back Pain in Tennis Players.
Examinations of 113 elite male high school tennis players (35 of whom had low back pain) revealed an association between restricted internal hip rotation range of motion and low back pain. The finding illustrates how abnormal movement in one part of the body can affect an adjacent region. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to evaluate the whole patient and not just focus on the area of chief complaint as issues elsewhere in the body may need to be addressed to achieve a satisfactory outcome.
Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, August 2022
Mental Attitude: Nightmares in Middle- and Old-Age May Signal Dementia.
Among a group of 3,200 adults in mid-life and old age, researchers observed that those who have nightmares on a weekly basis (or more frequently) are four times more likely to experience cognitive decline in middle age and two times more likely to develop dementia in their later years.
eClinical Medicine, September 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Weight Loss and Knee Arthritis.
A study that included over 9,000 middle-aged and older adults found that losing excess weight not only reduces the risk for developing knee arthritis, but it can also slow the progression of individuals who have already developed the condition.
Arthritis & Rheumatology, September 2022