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 Fitness & Wellness

Study: Cutting sodium could save thousands of US lives
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Reducing salt in Americans' diets would save hundreds of thousands of lives over 10 years, according to a new study. Excess salt, the primary source of sodium, contributes to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, the leading killer in the United States. More

Old asthma drug may be able to combat obesity and diabetes
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A recent report indicates that amlexanox, a drug that is currently off patent, may reduce the effects of obesity such as fatty liver and Type 2 diabetes. Because the drug is already on the market it won't have to go through as rigorous testing for safety as many new drugs on the market do. Additionally, because the medication's patent has been expired for a while now, generics could be quite cheap and easy to obtain. More

Workouts cut prostate cancer risk in whites
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Another benefit of exercise — at least for Caucasian men — is that it may cut the risk both of developing prostate cancer and having high-grade disease, researchers reported. In a prospective study, Caucasian men suspected of prostate cancer and scheduled for biopsy were less likely to have the disease if they were at least moderately active, according to researchers. More

 Diet & Nutrition


Can't sleep? Diet may be to blame
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Can't get enough sleep? Your diet may be to blame. A new study found that what people eat plays an important role in how much they sleep. The latest study, published in the journal Appetite, is the first to show how certain nutrients can affect short- and long-sleep duration, and that people who eat a large variety of foods had the healthiest sleep patterns. More



Mediterranean diet may be best for diabetes
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Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years. Benefits were also seen with diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein or low in simple sugars. More

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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NAMCP, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals


Study: Vitamin D doses often don't match labels
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What's in your vitamin supplement? It could be more or less than you think, according to the latest study to show that what's on a supplement label is not necessarily what's in the bottle. Researchers who tested vitamin D pills sold in stores found they contained from 9 to 140 percent of the doses listed on labels, according to a research letter published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. More

Study: Supplements we take mostly not ordered by doctors
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About half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements, and less than a quarter of the people who take them do so at the advice of a healthcare professional, according to a survey of almost 12,000 people in 2007 to 2010 published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Americans spent more than $30 billion on supplements in 2011. Asked why, 45 percent of the people said they used supplements to improve overall health and 33 percent to maintain health. More

Vitamin D could reduce lung inflammation in asthma, COPD
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In the first study of its kind, results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center research study suggest that vitamin D may be important for humans exposed to agricultural organic dust. In the study, researchers found a significant decrease in lung inflammation in mice exposed to hog barn dust that received high doses of vitamin D. More

 Research & Development


Baby boomers' health worse than past generation's
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Members of the baby boomer generation are in worse health than their parents were at the same age, according to a new study. In a large national survey, about 13 percent of baby boomers — the generation born in the two decades after World War II — reported being in "excellent" health in middle age, compared to 32 percent of the previous generation who said the same at the same stage of life. More

What's in a blood type? Could be your risk of developing clots
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A study confirms the connection between the AB blood type and an increased risk of blood clots. Blood clots that form in the veins of the lower legs can pose serious health problems since they can break off and then get lodged in tiny arteries in the lungs, where they block blood flow and cause intense pain, difficulty breathing and even sudden death if blood can no longer pick up much-needed oxygen from the lungs. More

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"Several factors could increase the risk of having asthma, including being overweight, exposure to pollution and having a relative with asthma, according to the Mayo Clinic."


 

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