Interest in the Ketogenic Diet Grows for Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes

January 16, 2018 Jennifer Abbasi Article Information JAMA. 2018;319(3):215-217. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20639 This summer, 25 overweight and obese adults participating in a tightly controlled feeding study will take up full-time residence for 3 months at a wooded lakefront center in Ashland, Massachusetts. However, before checking in at Framingham State University’s Warren Conference Center and Inn, they will have to lose 15%…

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The proven health benefits of honey

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Updated 9:26 AM ET, Mon January 15, 2018 (CNN)Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far…

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What Is The Proper Dose of Exercises For Knee Arthritis?

This study found that for knee osteoarthritis, 24 total therapeutic exercise sessions and an 8 and 12 weeks had the greatest affect. The Influence of Exercise Dosing on Outcomes in Patients With Knee Disorders: A Systematic Review Study Design Systematic review. Background Therapeutic exercise is commonly used to treat individuals with knee disorders, but dosing…

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Sleeping longer may lead to a healthier diet

~Extended sleep tied to less sugar, carb, and fat intake by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage Today January 10, 2018 Sleeping longer may lead to a healthier diet, according to British researchers. Among habitually short sleepers — 5 to <7 hours per night — a behavioral intervention that extended sleep led to significantly reduced intake…

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Insufficient Evidence to Screen Kids for Scoliosis

This article says that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force no longer recommends screening for scoliosis in school children because there isn’t enough evidence to say whether the benefits outweigh the harms. by Molly Walker, Staff Writer, MedPage Today January 09, 2018  No recommendation on screening adolescents for idiopathic scoliosis will be forthcoming from the U.S. Preventive…

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Ibuprofen Linked to Men’s Fertility Problems

From: WebMd By Tim Locke TUESDAY Jan. 9, 2018 — Taking the common painkiller ibuprofen has been linked in a small study with a condition affecting male fertility problems. Male fertility is dropping around the world and the researchers wanted to see if ibuprofen might be contributing to this. Ibuprofen Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sold without a…

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Arizona Cardinals QB reportedly played the 2017 season with a torn ACL in his knee

ADAM WELLSJ JANUARY 1, 2018 Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton reportedly played the 2017 season with a torn ACL in his knee. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Stanton had been playing with “a thread” of an ACL before it finally gave out. Rapoport added Stanton is not planning to have surgery because he’s learned how to manage the situation.…

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Omega 3s Lower Odds of Glaucoma

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Increased daily intake of ω-3 fatty acids is associated with lower odds of glaucoma, but higher levels of total polyunsaturated fatty acid (corn oil, canola oil, “vegetable oil,” soybean oil) intake are associated with higher odds of developing glaucoma, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in JAMA…

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Soft Braces For Knee Arthritis – Do They Help?

This article published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation concluded that soft braces have moderate effects on pain and small to moderate effects on self-reported physical function in knee osteoarthritis. These findings highlight the importance of soft braces as a technique to improve pain and physical function in both the short- and long-term. Effect of…

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Lifestyle Factors Affect Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk Regardless of Genetic Predisposition

December 27, 2017 Some people say they have high blood pressure because it is in their genes.  Well, there is new information published in the medical journal Circulation that says otherwise.  People with genetic predispositions for high blood pressure are actually able to reduce their blood pressure through lifestyle. TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Data from the UK Biobank study…

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