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Foods That May Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

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A systematic review of data from 48 published studies reported the following foods/vitamins/compounds are associated with a reduced breast cancer risk: vegetables, citrus fruit, mushrooms, calcium, folate, vitamin D, lignans, and carotenoids.

International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, July 2020

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Signs of Adult Diabetes Risk Are Visible at Age 8.

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A study that monitored the health of more than 4,000 participants found that unhealthy high-density lipoprotein (the “good” cholesterol) levels at age 8 may signal that an individual is at an elevated risk for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis by age 25.

Diabetes Care, June 2020

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Garden Safety.

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Gardening is a great way to get physical activity, beautify the community, and provide fresh nutritious produce, while enjoying the outdoors. To stay safe while gardening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: wear protective gear as needed, such as safety goggles, appropriate shoes, long pants, gloves, insect repellent, and sun screen with a SPF of 15 or greater; and make sure to drink water if you’re outside in hot weather for most of the day.

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A Third of Dementia Cases Are Preventable?

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The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reports that up to 35% of dementia cases could be prevented by staying mentally engaged; maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose reading; addressing midlife hearing loss and late-life depression; and staying socially active.

Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, July 2020

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For desk-bound office workers, taking a microbreak every hour to perform a brief physical activity can reduce job stress and improve mood. Frontiers in Public Health, June 2020

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Questionnaires completed by 259 knee osteoarthritis patients revealed an association between back pain intensity and an increased risk for falling. The findings suggest that treatment to manage co-occurring back pain—such as chiropractic care—may be necessary to reduce fall risk among patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee.

Clinical Rheumatology, June 2020

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