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Back Pain Common During Pregnancy

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Questionnaires completed by 400 expectant mothers revealed that 75.3% had experienced back pain at some point in their pregnancy, particularly in the lumbar region during the third trimester. Nearly half of the women in the study (45.7%) reported that their back pain limited their daily activities. Doctors of chiropractic commonly treat low back pain arising from pregnancy with a combination of manual therapies and specific exercises.

Pain Management Nursing, June 2020

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Exercise Linked to Lower Sleep Apnea Risk.

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The results of a recent study that looked at lifestyle, medical, socio-demographic, and sleep health data concerning more than 155,000 adults suggest that even a modest increase in physical activity (such as walking for 20 additional minutes per day or vigorously exercising for 8 additional minutes a day) can reduce the risk for obstructive sleep apnea by 10%.

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, June 2020

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Eating Fruits and Veggies Can Cut Diabetes Risk.

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Using data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study, researchers estimate that every 66 gram increase in daily fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a 25% reduced risk for type 2 diabetes.

BMJ, July 2020

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Obesity in Middle-Age Linked to Dementia.

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New research that looked at long-term health data concerning nearly 6,600 adults suggests that obesity at midlife is associated with a 31% increased risk for dementia in old age.

International Journal of Epidemiology, June 2020

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Urine Test Could Check Your Diet Quality.

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By analyzing levels of different metabolites in urine samples taken 24 hours apart, researchers have developed a test that measure the quality of an individual’s nutrition intake. Study co-author Dr. Paul Elliott notes, “Healthful diets have a different pattern of metabolites in the urine than those associated with worse health outcomes.”

Nature Food, June 2020

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