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Exercise Reduces Fall Risk in Kidney Patients.

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Falls are a leading cause of death and injury among seniors, especially those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). An analysis of data concerning 157,753 adults age 65 and over found that CKD patients who regularly exercised had a 32% reduced risk for experiencing a fall.
Preventing Chronic Disease, June 2018

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Cutting Down on Meat and Dairy May Reduce Heart Failure Risk.

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Middle-aged men who eat a lot of meat, dairy, and other high-protein foods may be increasing their risk for heart failure. A review of 22 years of data concerning 2,400 Finnish men found that those with a high-protein diet had a 33% increased risk for heart failure, and the risk increased if their primary sources of protein were animal meat or dairy. Researcher Dr. Jyrki Virtanen notes, “Our findings indicate the high protein intake may have some adverse effects on ...

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There’s No Such Thing As “Healthy Obesity”.

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An analysis of thirty years of data concerning over 90,000 American women showed that obese women who were metabolically healthy (normal blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar) for over twenty years still had a 57% elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. Lead researcher Dr. Matthias Schulze explains, “If you are obese, but free of disease like diabetes or hypertension, it does not mean you are free of the risk for cardiovascular disease… You are still at a higher risk of cardiovascular ...

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Diabetes and Parkinson’s Risk.

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Following a review of patient data concerning over eight million individuals, researchers report that type 2 diabetics have a 32% increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. The researchers note their “findings may reflect shared genetic predisposition and/or disrupted shared pathogenic pathways with potential clinical and therapeutic implications.”
Neurology, June 2018

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Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Miscarriage.

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An examination of the vitamin D levels of 1,200 women with a history of miscarriage showed that those who had vitamin D levels of 30 ng/mL or more were 10% more likely to become pregnant within the next six months and 15% more likely to have a live birth than women with lower vitamin D levels.

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, May 2018

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