Healthy Living Can Lengthen Life…Even for Former Smokers

Researchers analyzed data on nearly 160,000 former smokers and found that those who exercised, ate a healthy diet, and limited their drinking had a 27% lower risk of early death in the following two decades than former smokers with an unhealthy lifestyle. JAMA Network Open, September 2022

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Education May Reduce Prenatal Depression Risk

According to a study that included 750 pregnant women, the more education an expectant mother has on pregnancy, the lower her risk for prenatal depression, which may also reduce the risk for postpartum depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, November 2022

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Manual Therapy Combo Benefits Migraine Patients

Among a group of 75 migraine headache patients, those treated with a combination of soft tissue and articular manual therapies experienced greater improvements in migraine pain and duration than those who received either soft tissue or articular manual therapy alone. Doctors of chiropractic often use these and other manual therapies when managing patients with a…

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HIIT Recommended for Cancer Patients

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise that involves short intervals of near-maximal effort—such as sprinting or stair climbing—separated by intervals of moderate-intensity exercise—such as jogging or fast walking. A review of seven systematic reviews concluded that HIIT is an effective form of exercise for cancer patients and cancer survivors due to its…

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Coffee Preparation for Longevity

While the current research suggests that moderate coffee intake may offer health benefits, it’s unclear if coffee preparation plays a role. In a study that looked that the coffee habits of over 450,000 adults, researchers found the best outcomes came from coffee prepared from ground beans, while decaf and instant coffee products only conferred about…

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Late Bedtimes May Increase Diabetes Risk

For one week, investigators monitored 51 people without heart disease or diabetes who categorized themselves as either early birds or night owls and found that not only did the early birds have better fat metabolism at both rest and during exercise, but they were also less likely to become insulin resistant over time. Experimental Physiology,…

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Weight Loss and Knee Arthritis

A study that included over 9,000 middle-aged and older adults found that losing excess weight not only reduces the risk for developing knee arthritis, but it can also slow the progression of individuals who have already developed the condition. Arthritis & Rheumatology, September 2022

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Nightmares in Middle- and Old-Age May Signal Dementia

Among a group of 3,200 adults in mid-life and old age, researchers observed that those who have nightmares on a weekly basis (or more frequently) are four times more likely to experience cognitive decline in middle age and two times more likely to develop dementia in their later years. eClinical Medicine, September 2022

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Internal Hip Rotation Linked to Low Back Pain in Tennis Players

Examinations of 113 elite male high school tennis players (35 of whom had low back pain) revealed an association between restricted internal hip rotation range of motion and low back pain. The finding illustrates how abnormal movement in one part of the body can affect an adjacent region. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to evaluate…

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The Effect of a Single Bout of Aerobic Exercise.

In an experiment that included 20 healthy adults, researchers observed that a single session of aerobic exercise improved motor sequence learning. The findings suggest that engaging in a short bout of aerobic exercise may help individuals learning activities like dancing or playing the piano. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, January 2023

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