WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE
Week of: Monday, March 23, 2020
Chad Abramson, D.C.
Health Alert: Diabetic Pregnancies May Lead to Hearing Risk in Offspring.
Using data from the Audiological and Genetic Database, researchers estimate that children of diabetic pregnancies have an elevated risk for bilateral and sensorineural hearing loss. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, February 2020
Diet: Diet Linked to Breast Cancer Survivability.
An analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative Modification clinical trial found that breast cancer patients who adopted a low-fat diet that emphasized an increased intake of vegetables, fruits, and grains were more likely to survive the next two decades than women who continued their usual diet. Journal of Clinical Oncology, February 2020
Exercise: Plyometric Training May Reduce ACL Injury Risk.
Past research suggests that poor dynamic balance and knee proprioception can increase an athlete’s risk for a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. In this study, researchers observed that female badminton players who participated in a six-week plyometric training program experienced improvements with respect to both dynamic balance and knee proprioception. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, December 2019
Chiropractic: Manual Therapies for Low Back Pain.
A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot found in skeletal muscle that is associated with chronic pain conditions, including chronic low back pain. In this study, researchers compared the effect of three manual therapies—manual pressure release, strain counterstrain, and integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique—on 48 patients with chronic low back pain and observed that each were effective at deactivating trigger points and improving low back pain and disability. Doctors of chiropractic often incorporate several manual therapy interventions when treating patients with chronic low back pain, depending on the patient’s unique case and needs. Journal of Alternate and Complimentary Medicine, February 2020
Mental Attitude: PTSD Tied to Earlier Death.
An assessment of data concerning 64,000 emergency responders and civilians exposed to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 revealed that those who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had a 54-64% increased risk for early death over the following fifteen years. JAMA Network Open, February 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Many Kids and Adults Have Low Vitamin D Status.
According to the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 30% of children and 60% of adults worldwide have either low or deficient vitamin D levels. The current research suggests that low vitamin D status is associated with several poor health and developmental outcomes. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, February 2020
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