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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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Banning Flavored Cigarettes Reduced Smoking Among Young Americans.

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A comparison of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2002 and 2017 revealed a 43% decline in
smoking among teens and a 27% decline in smoking among young adults, which experts credit to the banning
of flavored cigarettes in 2009. Study leader Dr. Matthew Rossheim writes, “This shows incredible promise for
future comprehensive bans of flavored tobacco products, including those in e-cigarettes, which to-date have
received significant exemptions… Policymakers should take note of the evidence from ...

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Five Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy.

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To reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association recommends: keep blood pressure under 120/80 mmHg and blood sugar under 100 mg/dl; maintain a healthy body weight and blood lipid levels; and keep a consistent sleep schedule featuring six to nine hours of sleep a night.

American Heart Association, July 2020

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Low Testosterone and Dysregulated Eating.

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Evaluations of 154 male college students revealed an association between low testosterone levels and an increased risk for developing an eating disorder.

International Journal of Eating Disorders, July 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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