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Lifestyle Choices Reduce Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease.

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An analysis of data concerning 2.5 million adults from 16 countries found that adopting the following lifestyle choices can reduce the risk for chronic kidney disease by up to 22%: vegetable-rich diet, higher potassium intake, regular exercise, less alcohol consumption, reduced salt consumption, and not smoking.

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, September 2020

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Poor Kidney Health May Affect the Brain.

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Researchers tested the kidney function of over 2,600 young adults every five years for two decades and found that those who received treatment for serious kidney-related issues on at least one occasion scored lower on cognitive assessments at midlife than participants with normal kidney function.

Neurology, September 2020

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Diabetics More Likely to Have Chronic Neck/Back Pain.

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Using data from the Spanish National Health Survey 2017, researchers estimate that adults with type 2 diabetes have a 19% increased risk for chronic low back pain and a 34% elevated risk for chronic neck pain.

Journal of Clinical Medicine, September 2020

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Should People with Heart Disease Exercise?

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New guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology recommend that individuals with heart disease should engage in a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week in addition to strength training at least three times a week if they also have hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or are obese.

European Society of Cardiology, August 2020

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Benefit NAFLD Patients.

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption. A review of data from 22 randomized control trials revealed that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can significantly reduce fat in the liver while also improving blood lipid levels.

Nutrients, September 2020

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