WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE
Week of: Monday, October 18, 2021
Chad Abramson, D.C.
Health Alert: Ultra-Processed Food Consumption Linked to Cardiovascular Disease.
According to a new study, an individual’s risk for a cardiovascular event increases along with their intake of fast food, sweets, and sugary beverages. More specifically, consuming 7.5 servings of ultra-processed foods a week is linked to an 8.1% elevated risk for cardiovascular disease, and the risk doubles at the 18 servings per week mark. European Society of Cardiology, August 2021
Diet: Kids Eat More Fruit and Veggies if Dad Does Too.
In line with past research that focused on mother child pairs, a study that included nearly 10,000 father-child dyads found that children were more likely to consume fruit and vegetables if they saw their father doing so as part of a regular diet. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, September 2021
Exercise: Fitness May Not Counter Effects of Sedentary Behavior.
Prolonged sitting has been shown to impair vascular endothelial function. New research suggests that being aerobically fit does not protect an individual from the adverse outcomes associated with prolonged bouts of sedentary behavior. European Journal of Applied Physiology, August 2021
Chiropractic: Benefits of Manual Therapy for Myofascial Trigger Points.
A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with chronic pain conditions. A review of 13 randomized controlled trials concluded that manual therapies are effective at improving range of motion in patients with myofascial trigger points. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize manual therapies to address trigger points in patients with back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Pain Medicine, July 2021
Mental Attitude: ADHD Linked to Food Addiction?
Questionnaires completed by nearly 400 adults revealed an association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptom severity and the risk for food addiction. Appetite, December 2021
Wellness/Prevention: Gum Disease Tied to Heart Disease.
A study that included nearly 1,600 participants found that those with gum disease were 49% more likely to have a nonfatal heart attack, stroke, or severe heart failure over the following six years. Researchers suspect that gum disease may allow germs to enter the bloodstream and accelerate inflammation that is harmful to blood vessels. European Society of Cardiology, August 2021
“It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki Chad Abramson, D.C. (425) 315-6262
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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.