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Obesity May Cause Liver Damage By Age Eight.

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A long-term study involving 635 children found that obese eight-year-olds are almost twice as likely to have elevated levels of an enzyme called ALT in their blood, which signals their liver function may be impaired. Lead author Dr. Jennifer Woo Baidal writes, “With the rise in childhood obesity, we are seeing more kids with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in our pediatric weight management practice… Many parents know that obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes and other metabolic conditions, but ...

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High Blood Pressure Linked to Parkinson’s Disease.

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects over one million Americans. After reviewing data from seven studies involving over 340,000 patients, researchers report that hypertensive adults have more than a 30% increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease later in life.
Frontiers in Neurology, March 2018

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Help Reduce Water Pollution.

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The Office of Women’s Health notes that drinking polluted water can cause vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, and reproductive and developmental problems. To help reduce the risk of consuming polluted water, the agency recommends the following: recycle batteries and other harmful electronic waste; test your drinking water for harmful pollutants; filter or boil water to remove bacteria, lead, or chlorine; take used motor oil to a recycling center; and use cold water for drinking and cooking, as it is less likely ...

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Canadian Guidelines Support Manipulation for Back Pain.

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An eight-member multidisciplinary panel recently set out to determine clinical practice guidelines for the management of acute and chronic low back pain in adults. Their review of the current available evidence led them to conclude that a multimodal approach including spinal manipulative therapy, other commonly used active interventions, self-management advice, and exercise are an effective treatment strategy for the management of both acute and chronic back pain, with or without leg pain.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, March 2018 ...

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Encourage Teens to Play Organized Sports.

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Previous research has demonstrated that individuals with poor fitness levels as they enter adulthood have an increased risk for a number of negative health outcomes. In this study, researchers found that teens who participated in organized sports during late adolescence had higher fitness levels at age 19 than their peers who did not. The authors conclude, “From a health perspective, in terms of [cardiorespiratory fitness], the findings highlight the importance of encouraging adolescents to participate in organized sport and to ...

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