Week of: Monday, April 15th, 2024

“Truth is the cry of all, 
but the game of few.” 
~ George Berkeley

Health Alert: Hypertension and Stoke Risk.
An analysis of data concerning nearly one million middle-aged adults revealed that stage 1 hypertension (blood pressure 130-139/80-89 mmHG) is linked to a 1.4 times increased risk for stroke in men and a 2.4 times elevated risk for stroke in women in the following decade. The findings highlight the importance of maintaining healthy blood pressure readings during midlife.
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, March 2024

Diet: Fructose Overconsumption Can Have Lifelong Effect on Offspring’s Health.
A recent animal study found that the offspring of rats fed a high-fructose diet experienced disturbances to their autonomic nervous, cardiovascular, and metabolic systems early in life that elevated the risk for metabolic disorders and poor cardiovascular health in adulthood.
International Journal of Obesity, November 2023

Exercise: Tai Chi Can Help Reduce Blood Pressure.
Among a group of 349 pre-hypertensive adults, those who practiced tai chi for one year experienced greater improvement in their blood pressure and were less likely to progress to hypertension than participants in an aerobic exercise group.
JAMA Network Open, February 2024

Chiropractic: Neck Pain Affects Walking Ability.
Examinations of 14 older adults with chronic neck pain and 36 seniors without neck pain revealed that when walking with head movement, chronic neck pain is associated with a slower, more laborious, and asymmetrical gait. The authors of the study speculate this alteration in walking ability may be the result of structural instability and proprioception impairments in the cervical spine. Doctors of chiropractic often address chronic neck pain and its associated symptoms with a multimodal approach that includes manual therapies and specific exercises.
Frontiers in Medicine, February 2024

Mental Attitude: Childhood Bullying Can Result in Long-Term Mental Health Issues.
In a recent study that monitored nearly 10,000 boys and girls from age 11 until 17 found that those subjected to bullying at age 11 who developed interpersonal trust issues by age 14 were 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with significant mental health problems by age 17.
Nature Mental Health Month and Year, February 2024

Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D Status and Pregnancy.
A systematic review that included 42 studies found that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk for miscarriage, preterm labor, preeclampsia, and postpartum depression and healthy vitamin D status during pregnancy is associated with a reduced risk for gestational diabetes and low birth weight.
Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, March 2024

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