WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE
Week of: Monday, April 12, 2021
Chad Abramson, D.C.
Health Alert: Chronic Heartburn Increased Risk for Some Cancers.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the stomach contents, especially acid, leak into the esophagus. In a review of data concerning a half-million middle aged and older adults, those with GERD had nearly a two-times increased risk for cancers of the larynx and esophagus. Cancer, February 2021
Diet: Dietary Pattern that Benefits the Heart and Mind.
The current research suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly berries and leafy greens, with a limited intake of saturated fat and animal products is associated with a reduced risk of neurocognitive decline and healthy function of the left ventricle of the heart. British Journal of Nutrition, February 2021
Exercise: Getting Physically Active and Sitting Less Reduces Diabetes Risk.
An analysis of accelerometer data and blood samples collected from 660 seniors revealed that the combination of regular moderate-tovigorous physical activity and less sedentary time is associated with improved glucose metabolism, which may lower the risk for type 2 diabetes. Translational Sports Medicine, February 202
Chiropractic: Exercise to Address Increased Thoracic Kyphosis Benefits Neck Region.
Thoracic hyperkyphosis is a term used to describe an exaggerated curvature of the upper back, which can affect the muscles and soft tissues in the neck, leading to cervical pain and disability. A study that included 24 thoracic hyperkyphosis patients revealed that corrective exercises were more effective for improving sagittal posture, cervical muscle strength and endurance, and cross-sectional area of the deep cervical muscles than traditional resistance training and physical therapy. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize a combination of manual therapies and corrective exercises to address abnormal spinal curvature. Scientific Reports, February 2021
Mental Attitude: Work Performance Poor for “Night Owls.”
Following a review of long-term lifestyle and health data concerning over 12,000 adults, researchers report that about 1 in 10 individuals habitually stay up too late and they tend to underperform at work in comparison with their peers who get sufficient sleep each night. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, February 2021
Wellness/Prevention: Risk Factors for Poor Quality Sleep.
Questionnaires completed by 1,300 middle-age adults revealed that one-in-ten regularly experience poor quality sleep. Risk factors for poor sleep quality include poor diet, excessive stress, chronic back pain, chronic respiratory disease, and depression. Preventative Medicine Reports, December 2020
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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.