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Exercise Reduces Recurrent Fall Risk.

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New research suggests that engaging in regular physical activity can protect seniors from falls. In this study, investigators found that older adults who exercise are 39% less likely to experience recurrent falls than their more sedentary peers.
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, March 2018

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Even If You Eat Healthy Foods, Salt Can Increase Your Blood Pressure.

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An analysis of the dietary intake and urine samples of more than 4,000 adults revealed that a diet rich fruits and vegetables fails to counter the hypertensive effects of consuming too much salt. Study author Dr. Queenie Chan writes, “We currently have a global epidemic of high salt intake—and high blood pressure. This research shows there are no cheats when it comes to reducing blood pressure. Having a low-salt diet is key—even if your diet is otherwise healthy and balanced.”
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Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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In this study, researchers compared the health history of 8,760 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 26,280 children without ASD. They found the following risk factors associated with ASD: maternal mental illness, epilepsy, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, infection, or asthma; assisted fertility; hyperemesis, younger maternal age; labor complications; low birth weight; infant infection; epilepsy; birth asphyxia; and newborn complications.
Pediatric Research, March 2018

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ADHD and Smoking…

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Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who become smokers tend to try their first cigarette at a younger age than their peers without ADHD. Additionally, the data show that smokers with ADHD smoke more cigarettes per day and have a more difficult time quitting.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, March 2018

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Keep Cholesterol in Check.

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Because blood sugar and blood pressure can influence cholesterol levels, the American Diabetes Association recommends the following: if you smoke, quit; lose excess weight; exercise daily; and eat a low-fat diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
American Diabetes Association, March 2018

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