WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE

Week of: Monday, June 10, 2019
Courtesy of:

Chad Abramson, D.C.
(425) 315-6262

Mental Attitude: Saturated Fat Linked to Dementia?

Using data from nine published studies involving 23,402 older adults, researchers have identified an association between dietary intake of saturated fat and an elevated risk for dementia. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, June 2019

Health Alert:Psoriasis Patients Have Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea.

Psoriasis is a common skin condition characterized by raised, reddish, often scaly patches that can negatively affect one’s quality of life. A recent study found that psoriasis patients have an elevated risk for obstructive sleep apnea, especially in more severe and long-term cases. AIM, March 2019

Diet: Eat Walnuts?

The results of a recent study that involved 45 overweight/obese adults suggest that adding walnuts to one’s diet can result in lower central blood pressure, which may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Journal of the American Heart Association, April 2019

Exercise: Mediterranean Diet May Deter Overeating.

The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil, and whole grains, while avoiding red and processed meats, dairy, saturated fats, and refined sugars. In a recent study, researchers observed that participants on a Mediterranean-style diet ate fewer calories, had lower body weight, and had less body fat than those who consumed a Western-style diet. Obesity, April 2019

Chiropractic: You Can Combine Resistance Exercise and Running on the Same Day.

Previous studies have suggested that weightlifting can harm endurance training performance when both are performed on the same day; however, new research suggests it can be done safely if one engages in endurance training first and allows at least half a day for recovery before lifting weights. Sports Medicine, April 2019

Wellness/Prevention: Treating Bleeding Gums.

Bleeding gums can be a sign of many conditions, from plaque buildup to gum disease. To treat bleeding gums, MedlinePlus recommends the following: visit your dentist every six months; follow your dentist’s homecare instructions; brush and floss your teeth twice daily; avoid using mouthwashes that contain alcohol; and follow a balanced, healthy diet. MedlinePlus, April 2019

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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.