Monthly Archives: November 2014

Weight Loss Eliminates Hot Flashes 07105 Weight Loss Eliminates Hot Flashes Postmenopausal hot flashes and night sweats come under the medical heading of vasomotor symptoms or VMS. A recent study found “weight loss as part of a healthy dietary modification may help eliminate VMS among postmenopausal women.” More specifically, “women with symptoms at baseline who lost 10 lb… Read more »

Hypertension and Mercury Toxicity 07105 Hypertension and Mercury Toxicity A growing body of medical literature has discovered the damaging effects of mercury on endothelial (the inner lining of blood vessels) function and vascular smooth muscle function. Mercury induces mitochondrial dysfunction with reduction in adenosine triphosphate (ATP), depletion of glutathione, and increased lipid peroxidation. Increased oxidative stress and… Read more »

Ketogenic Diets Offer Weight Loss and Suppress Appetite 07105 chiropractic-lane.blogspot.comKetogenic Diets Offer Weight Loss and Suppress AppetiteKetosis may explain why appetite is not increased despite weight loss in obese patientsA review of evidence supports that ketogenic diets suppress appetite despite weight loss. The research was published online Nov. 17 in Obesity Reviews.Alice Gibson, of the University of Sydney in Camperdown, Australia, and… Read more »

Obesity Linked to Half a Million Cancer Cases Worldwide 07105 chiropractic-lane.blogspot.comObesity Linked to Half a Million Cancer Cases Worldwide In 2012, about half a million of cases of cancer around the world were attributed to excess body weight, which extrapolates to 3.6% of all new adult patients.The weight-related cancer burden was highest in developed countries; 63.8% of these obesity-related cancers occurred in North… Read more »

Constipation May Be Improved by Self-Applied Acupressure

Constipation May Be Improved by Self-Applied AcupressureApplying external pressure to the perineum in conjunction with standard constipation treatment can improve bowel function and quality of life for people suffering from the common digestive condition, a study has shown.In a randomized trial of 91 patients, the self-acupressure technique improved constipation symptoms at 4 weeks in 72%… Read more »

Home Cooking Decreases Calorie Intake 07105 Home Cooking Decreases Calorie Intake New research on healthy eating has found that home cooking is better than restaurant fare, and that kids who are offered more nutritious food in school cafeterias rarely eat it. In the study on meals, researchers found that people who eat the most home-cooked ones end up… Read more »

Calorie Counting To Treat Dementia? Calorie-Restricting Diets Help Slow The Aging Process 07105 chiropractic-lane.blogspot.comCalorie Counting To Treat Dementia? Calorie-Restricting Diets Help Slow The Aging Process Dietary restrictions are generally touted as an efficient way to reduce our risk of heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. However, little is known about the impact it could have on memory and learning. A recent study conducted by neuroscientists at NYU… Read more »

Obesity Tied to Brain Volume Loss – Dementia? 07105 Obesity Tied to Brain Volume LossBeing overweight or obese is associated with poorer brain health in cognitively healthy adults in their 60s, according to new data from the long-running Australian PATH Through Life Study.After adjustment for multiple factors, participants who were overweight or obese had smaller hippocampal volume at baseline and experienced… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency Predicts Cognitive Decline 07105 chiropractic-lane.blogspot.comVitamin D Deficiency Predicts Cognitive DeclineA new study supports a link between low levels of vitamin D and increased risk for cognitive decline, prompting calls for clinical trials to test whether vitamin D supplementation may delay or prevent dementia.In a group of cognitively intact older adults, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels below 75… Read more »

Antibiotics in Children Increase Risk for Juvenile Arthritis 07105 Antibiotics in Children Increase Risk for Juvenile Arthritis Exposure to antibiotics during childhood significantly increases the risk for juvenile idiopathic arthritis in a dose-dependent manner, say investigators reporting at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston. They suggest that alterations in the human microbiome might be implicated in the… Read more »