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New Advice Regarding Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

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Individuals with a genetic predisposition for elevated low-density lipoprotein (the “bad” cholesterol) levels have traditionally been instructed to reduce their consumption of saturated fats to lower their risk for heart disease. However, a team of heart disease and diet experts reviewed dietary guidelines for those with familial hypercholesterolemia and failed to find any evidence supporting a low saturated fat diet. They concluded that following a low-carbohydrate diet is a more effective dietary strategy for this group of patients.

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, ...

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Surprising Contributors to Heart Disease.

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WebMD notes that in addition to lack of exercise and a poor diet, the following are also associated with an elevated risk for heart disease: belly fat, dental problems, loneliness, long work hours, a history of migraines, shift work, and snoring.

WebMD, June 2020

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Creative Art, Storytelling, and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

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A review of findings from 64 published studies found that participating in creative art or storytelling programs can improve brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

Ageing Research Reviews, June 2020

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Manual Therapies for CTS.

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Among a group of 30 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), researchers observed that mechanical interface mobilization and nerve mobilization techniques are both effective treatments for improving nerve function and reducing pain and disability. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize these manual therapy techniques along with other conservative treatment options for patients with CTS.

Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, April 2020

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Exercise Cleans Muscles.

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According to a new study, an intense ten-minute bout of exercise increases the activity of the “death marker protein” called ubiquitin, which helps remove worn-out proteins from muscle tissue. Researcher Dr. Jørgen Wojtaszewski writes, “Basically, it explains part of the reason why physical activity is healthy. The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles up to date, healthy, and functional.”

FASEB Journal, May 2020

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