Week of: Monday, July 1st, 2024

“Memories, 
even bittersweet ones, 
are better than nothing.” 
~ Jennifer Armentrout

Health Alert: Cardiovascular Disease Will Be More Common in 2050.
The American Heart Association estimates that the incidence of cardiovascular disease will increase by about 33% over 2020 levels by 2050. The findings shed light on the importance of population-level efforts to increase physical activity levels, reduce sedentary time, stop smoking, avoid excessive alcohol intake, better manage stress, and eat a healthy diet—all of which can benefit cardiovascular health.
Circulation, June 2024

Diet: Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling Results in Healthier Products.
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst note that after France required food manufacturers to place a nutrition score on the front of the package, the health quality of packaged foods increased relative to neighboring countries without such regulations.
European Review of Agricultural Economics, May 2024

Exercise: Most Older Women Don’t Exercise Enough.
Using activity data concerning more than 14,000 participants from the Women’s Health Study, researchers calculated that the average older woman logs 62 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a week. This falls short of fitness guidelines that recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity a week.
JAMA Internal Medicine, May 2024

Chiropractic: Managing Tennis Elbow.
For patients with lateral elbow tendinopathy, more commonly known as tennis elbow, a recent study found that a multimodal approach that included addressing trigger points in the forearm muscles, extremity manipulation, cervical spinal manipulation, and physiotherapy resulted in better outcomes with respect to elbow pain, pain intensity, function, and disability than physiotherapy alone. Such a multimodal approach is often utilized by doctors of chiropractic when managing lateral elbow tendinopathy.
Clinical Rehabilitation, April 2024

Mental Attitude: Creativity and Humor in the Elderly.
Researchers at the University of Brescia and the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart report that engaging in activities that promote creativity and humor can improve well-being and overall quality of life in seniors.
Neuroscience Letters, April 2024

Wellness/Prevention: Modifiable Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes.
Following an analysis of data from both the UK Biobank study and the FinnGen study, researchers report that a high intake of fruit and cheese, as well as increase physical activity are protective against type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, smoking and being overweight are linked to an increased risk for the metabolic disorder.
Cureus, April 2024

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