Weekly Health Update 11/2

Health Alert
Fatty Liver a Common Issue with Type 1 Diabetics. A review of data from 20 published studies showed that approximately 20% of adult type 1 diabetics will develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, December 2020

Whole Grains May Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk. Using data from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, researchers estimate that a diet rich in whole grains may reduce an individual’s risk for colorectal cancer by up to 16%.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2020

Fitness May Reduce Risk for Hospital Readmission. According to a study that looked at the health history of 580 hospitalized diabetic patients, those who lived a sedentary lifestyle were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within one month, six months, and one year than physically. active patients

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, October 2020

Manual Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritic Knee Pain. Among a group of 46 rheumatoid arthritis patients with knee pain, those treated with ten sessions of manual therapy (joint mobilization and post isometric relaxation) experienced a greater reduction in knee pain than participants who received a standard exercise intervention. The research team recommends further studies to determine the role of manual therapy techniques, such as those provided by doctors of chiropractic, in the management of rheumatoid arthritis patients with musculoskeletal pain.

Evidence Based Complimentary Alternative Medicine, August 2020

Mental Attitude
Mental Attitude: Declining Physical and Mental Health Increases Fall Risk. Seniors with co-occurring physical frailty and cognitive impairment are 3.5 times more likely to experience two or more falls over a three-year period than their more physically and mentally robust peers.

European Journal of Neurology, October 2020


Early Bedtime Best for Diabetics? Questionnaires completed by 635 type 2 diabetics revealed that those who went to bed late and woke up later in the morning were more likely to have an excessively sedentary lifestyle, which places them at an elevated risk for several poor health outcomes.

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, July 2020

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and
wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

-William Penn