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Nitrite Additives Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 21, 2023 |

Using data from the NutriNet-Santé study, researchers report that a higher intake of nitrite food additives is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. The researchers add, “These results provide a new piece of evidence in the context of current discussions regarding the need for a reduction of nitrite additives’ use in processed…

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Frequent Use Antibiotics Associated with Greater Risk for IBD

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 21, 2023 |

With the aid of information from the Danish national medical database, researchers observed an association between frequent antibiotic use and an elevated risk for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The finding underscores the importance of avoiding antibiotic overuse as several studies have found up to half of antibiotic prescriptions may be unnecessary. Gut, January 2023

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Summer Footwear Can Cause Problems

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 14, 2023 |

As the warmer months approach, the American Podiatric Medical Association notes the risk of injury can increase with the following footwear choices: sprained or twisted ankles from wedges or espadrilles; bunions and hammertoes from peep toe sandals; poor support, heel pain, and arch pain from flats and slides; and calluses, poor support, and irritation between…

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Cancer Increases Suicide Risk

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 14, 2023 |

Researchers report that the risk of suicide increases seven- fold in the six months following cancer diagnosis and remains 26% higher than the general population over time. Study author Dr. Xuesong Han adds, “Our findings highlight the importance of timely symptom management and targeted interventions or suicide prevention in individuals with cancer.” JAMA Network Open,…

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Back Pain Increases Frailty Risk in Older Women

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 14, 2023 |

Frailty is a condition characterized by weakness, slowness, physical inactivity, self-reported exhaustion, and unintentional weight loss that is associated with an increased risk for poor health outcomes. In a recent study, researchers observed that older women with low back pain were 2.83 times more likely to develop frailty over the following year, especially those with…

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Vitamin D Reduces Muscle Inflammation and Pain Post Exercise

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 14, 2023 |

A systematic review that included ten studies concluded that taking a minimum dose of 2,000 IU of vitamin D for longer than seven days can help reduce post-exercise muscle damage and inflammation.Journal Of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, September 2022

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Health Benefits of Eating Fish

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 14, 2023 |

Healthline reports that fish is high in important nutrients, and regularly eating fish may lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, aid fetal and infant development, boost brain health, improve vitamin D status and sleep quality, reduce the risk for autoimmune diseases and asthma, and protect vision in old age. Healthline, January 2023

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Traffic Noise May Contribute to Tinnitus Risk

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 14, 2023 |

Following an analysis of data concerning 3.5 million Danish adults, researchers report that for every 10-decibel increase in noise in an individual’s home from nearby roadways, the risk for tinnitus increases by 6%. The research team speculates that traffic noise may indirectly affect tinnitus risk as living near a busy road may affect sleep quality,…

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Laser Treatment May Prevent Skin Cancer Recurrence.

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 7, 2023 |

A review of records of patient with a history of basal or squamous cell cancer found that those treated with a laser were nearly 50% less likely to develop new skin cancers in the area, and for those who did experience recurrence, it took longer than in patients treated by other means. Dermatologic Surgery, January…

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Osteoporosis May Raise Cognitive Impairment Risk.

By Dr. Youdeem | Mar 7, 2023 |

Following a review of data from eight studies that included more than 130,000 participants, researchers report that individuals with osteoporosis may have a two-times increased risk for cognitive impairment.Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, March 2023

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