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Deep Sleep May Wash Toxins from the Brain

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According to a new study, activity in the brain changes during deep sleep in a manner that allows the cerebral spinal fluid to rinse out the waste products that can accumulate during the waking hours. Sleep medicine specialist Dr. Raman Malhotra writes, “[This may] help explain why individuals who don’t get enough sleep, or suffer from sleep disorders, are at higher risk of certain chronic health conditions.”

Science, October 2019

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New Tool Can Predict Five-Year Risk of Kidney Disease.

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The Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium has developed a new risk calculator tool that can predict how likely you are to develop chronic kidney disease within five years based on variables such as age, blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose levels. When caught early, kidney disease progression can be slowed or stopped with proper treatments and lifestyle changes.

Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2019

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Teenagers with Neck and Back Pain.

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Evaluations of 305 adolescents revealed that 8.6% currently had back pain, 47% had back pain in the last year, and 65.1% had an episode of back pain in their lifetime. The researchers add that 5.9% of participants currently had neck pain, and the one-year and lifetime prevalence for neck pain was 39.8% and 51%, respectively. Further analysis showed that back pain was more common among older teens and those who sat with poor posture, while neck pain was more likely ...

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E-Bikes Can Provide a Worthwhile Workout.

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Pedal-assist bikes (also known as e-bikes) can provide basically the same level of workout as regular bikes. In this study, researchers pitted e-bikes against regular bikes on a six-mile test loop and found that riders were able to enter the vigorous-intensity zone for target heart rate on both types of bike, even though the average heart rate for e-bike riders was about ten beats per minute lower. Study author Dr. Cougar Hall writes, “This study could be a critical catalyst ...

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Sweetened Beverages Can Stiffen the Arteries.

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An analysis of data from the Brisighella Heart Study has identified an association between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and increased arterial stiffness. Past research has linked hardening of the arteries with an elevated risk for poor cardiovascular outcomes.

Nutrients, November 2019

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