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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE Friday, January 10th, 2020 Courtesy of: Dr. David Tejada

Health Alert: Obesity Rates Are Growing. Harvard University researchers report that by 2030, the obesity rate will be at least 35% in every state in the United States, and in 29 states, the rate will top 50%! Lead researcher Dr. Zachary Ward writes, “There’s no state where things are getting better, or even leveling off.” The findings reveal that current approaches to curbing obesity are not working and that greater public health campaigns on diet and lifestyle changes are needed. New England Journal of Medicine, December 2019

Diet: Fruit and Veggie Intake Linked to Better Oral Health. An analysis of data from the Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction concerning 1,096 men whom researchers monitored from middle age into old age suggests an association between a diet rich with fruits and vegetables and a lower likelihood of tooth loss later in life. Journal of Dentistry, December 2019

Exercise: Staying Active Protects Children Against Type 2 Diabetes. According to a study involving 452 children whom researchers monitored between the ages of six and eight years old, engaging in more brisk physical activity and less sedentary activity are both associated with reduced insulin resistance, regardless of a child’s body mass index. The findings suggest that encouraging a more active lifestyle can benefit kids at risk for type 2 diabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, December 2019

Chiropractic: Walking Can Reduce Neck Pain Risk in Office Workers. Among a group of office workers, those who increased their daily step count were nearly 50% less likely to experience an episode of neck pain during the following six months. Journal of Occupational Health, December 2019

Mental Attitude: ADHD During Childhood May Lead to Financial Difficulty Later. New research suggests that individuals diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during childhood are less likely than their peers without ADHD to have moved from their parent’s home or own their own home by age 30. Additionally, young adults with a history of ADHD make up to 37% less than those without ADHD and are less likely to have savings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, December 2019

Wellness/Prevention: What to Do When Waiting for an Ambulance. The National Stroke Association advises the following when summoning an ambulance for a friend or loved one: tell the 911 operator where you are, stay on the line with the operator and follow his or her instructions, remain calm and keep the person safe, tell emergency responders about the person’s symptoms, perform CPR if the person is not breathing, unlock the front door so paramedics can enter quickly, do not provide any medication unless instructed, and do not provide anything to eat or drink unless instructed. National Stroke Association, December 2019

Quote: “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.” ~ David Bowie

David Tejada, D.C. (630) 375-9444

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