Week of: Monday, November 20th, 2023

“I had given up 
some youth for knowledge, 
but my gain was more valuable
than the loss.” 
~ Maya Angelou

Health Alert: Inflammation Linked to Recurrent Strokes?
It’s estimated that that one-in-four stroke patients experience recurrent vascular events. In a recent article in the International Journal of Stroke, the authors note that elevated levels of inflammatory biomarkers such as interleukin-6 and high-sensitivity c-reactive protein are associated with an increased risk for future stroke, thus treatment to reduce inflammation may be an avenue worth exploring in future studies.
International Journal of Stroke, October 2023

Diet: Ancestral Diet?
University of New South Wales researchers warn there is a lot of misconception about what our ancient ancestors ate, and there is no one paleolithic diet as food choices during this epoch could vary based on location, season, and food availability. Additionally, they point out that some aspects of ancestral diets may pose food safety concerns, and the human body has evolved to digest a broader range of foods.
University of New South Wales, September 2023

Exercise: Endurance Training Changes How Genes Express in Muscles.
In a recent animal study, researchers observed that regular endurance training activates certain genes in muscle cells that stimulate them to work more efficiently and be more resilient to mechanical stress.
Nature Metabolism, September 2023

Chiropractic: Chronic Low Back Pain Can Affect Balance.
A systematic review that included 16 studies found that patients with chronic low back pain experience greater postural sway while standing, suggesting that chronic low back pain affects balance. Doctors of chiropractic commonly assess balance in patients with chronic low back pain and can recommend specific exercises to address these deficits.
Scientific Reports, May 2023

Mental Attitude: Chronic Stress and Depression Boost Alzheimer's Risk.
Following an analysis of long-term data concerning more than 1.3 million Swedish adults, researchers report that the combination of chronic stress and depression during midlife quadruples an individual’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, October 2023

Wellness/Prevention: CPAP Benefits Heart Health Too.
A pair of recent studies found that the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device can reduce coronary artery plaque volume and lower the risk for death from heart disease in obstructive sleep apnea patients.
European Respiratory Society International Congress, September 2023

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