Thinking of shaking some salt on your food? A new study found that decreasing the amount of additional salt added to foods is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, heart failure and ischemic heart disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
There's substantial evidence linking high sodium intake to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Recent studies suggest that the frequency at which an individual adds salt to their foods could be used to predict their individual sodium intake over time.
"Overall, we found that people who don't shake on a little additional salt to their foods very often had a much lower risk of heart disease events, regardless of lifestyle factors and pre-existing disease," said Lu Qi, MD, PhD professor at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. "We also found that when patients combine a DASH diet with a low frequency of adding salt, they had the lowest heart disease risk. This is meaningful as reducing additional salt to food, not removing salt entirely, is an incredibly modifiable risk factor that we can hopefully encourage our patients to make without much sacrifice."
Vitamin D Prevents Covid-19 Infection: A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago and the Dept. Of Veteran’s Health Affairs found that taking vitamin D supplements provided a 28% lower risk of covid infection and a 33% lower risk of death by covid infection. Wow.
Covid Vaccinations and Decreased Immunity: A new study, “Innate Immune Suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccinations: The Role of G-quadruplexes, Exosomes and MicroRNAs,” published in the June 2022 issue of Food and Chemical Toxicology found that the covid MRNA vaccination interferes with the body’s natural immune response by suppressing the important body chemical interferon. Low interferon levels makes you more prone to infections and chronic disease. The study also found that covid vaccines produce a high level of IgG antibodies which are associated with autoimmune diseases.
A firm mattress may help alleviate back pain by distributing the body’s weight more equally and supporting spinal alignment. This may then help improve sleep quality. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recommends sleeping on a firm surface to help prevent back pain. A review of studies on mattresses and low back pain concluded that a medium-firm to firm mattress can promote comfort, sleep quality, and spinal alignment.
Weight loss is never an easy nut to crack, but a handful of almonds could keep the extra pounds at bay, according to new research from the University of South Australia. "Our research examined the hormones that regulate appetite, and how nuts -- specifically almonds -- might contribute to appetite control. We found that people who ate almonds experienced changes in their appetite-regulating hormones, and that these may have contributed to reduced food intake. European Journal of Nutrition published this study.
Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info: A new MRI study revealed that consumption of alcohol even in low to moderate amounts during pregnancy can change the baby's brain structure and delay brain development. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can expose the fetus to a group of conditions called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Babies born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders could develop learning disabilities, behavioral problems or speech and language delays. Seventeen of 24 mothers chosen for this pregnancy study drank alcohol relatively infrequently, with average alcohol consumption of less than one alcoholic drink per week," said Dr. Kienast of the Radiological Society of North America. "Nevertheless, we were able to detect significant changes in these fetuses based on prenatal MRI. Pregnant women should strictly avoid alcohol consumption, Dr. Kienast said. "As we show in our study, even low levels of alcohol consumption can lead to structural changes in brain development and delayed brain maturation."
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