Week of: Monday, April 29th, 2024

“Reading is to the mind 
what exercising is to the body.” 
~ Richard Steele

Health Alert: New-Onset Hypertension May Signal Atrial Fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is a common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular complications. In a recent study that included 4,161 older adults, researchers observed that those with new-onset hypertension were two-times more likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in the next two years than seniors with a previous history of high blood pressure. The findings suggest that individuals over age 65 with new-onset hypertension should be screened for arrhythmia.
Hypertension Research, March 2024

Diet: Protein-Rich Breakfast for Better Concentration?
In a recent experiment, researchers observed that participants who consumed a protein-rich breakfast had better performance on a cognitive concentration test 150 minutes after their mealtime than those who either skipped breakfast or ate a carbohydrate-rich morning meal.
Journal of Dairy Science, December 2023

Exercise: Fitness May Help Reduce Risk for Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain.
In a sample of 180 women whom researchers monitored throughout pregnancy, 75% experienced pregnancy-related low back pain. Further analysis revealed an association between higher fitness, particularly stronger back and leg muscles, and a reduced risk for low back pain.
PLoS One, December 2023

Chiropractic: Scapula Stabilization Exercises Benefit Chronic Neck Pain Patients.
A systematic review that included five clinical trials found that including scapular stabilization exercises in a treatment plan for chronic neck pain resulted in better outcomes with respect to pain. The finding demonstrates how issues in one area of the body can lead to problems elsewhere, thus the importance of the chiropractic practice of examining the whole patient and not just focusing on the area of chief complaint.
Spine Surgery and Related Research, January 2024

Mental Attitude: Parenting Style Adjustment May Ease ADHD Symptoms in Kids.
For parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests that a parenting style that guides a child with verbal and physical cues may be more effective at mitigating ADHD symptoms than a more controlling parental approach.
University of Waterloo, February 2024

Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D Status and Type 2 Diabetes.
Using data from the SUN Project study, researchers observed that participants who maintained low vitamin D levels were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in the following decade. On the other hand, those with healthy vitamin D status were less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, March 2024

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