WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 8-31-2020

Health Alert: Signs of Adult Diabetes Risk Are Visible at Age 8. A study that monitored the health of
more than 4,000 participants found that unhealthy high-density lipoprotein (the “good” cholesterol) levels
at age 8 may signal that an individual is at an elevated risk for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis by age 25.
Diabetes Care, June 2020
Diet: Foods That May Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer. A systematic review of data from 48 published
studies reported the following foods/vitamins/compounds are associated with a reduced breast cancer risk:
vegetables, citrus fruit, mushrooms, calcium, folate, vitamin D, lignans, and carotenoids.
International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, July 2020
Exercise: Physical Inactivity Raises Cancer Mortality Risk. Among a group of 8,002 middle-aged and
older adults, researchers observed that the least active participants were 82% more likely to die from cancer
over the following five years than those with the highest physical activity levels.
JAMA Oncology, June 2020
Chiropractic: Chiropractic Care Increases Strength, Balance, & Endurance. After a four-week course
of chiropractic care, military personnel with back pain reported improved strength and endurance, as well
as a reduction in low back pain intensity and disability compared with patients on a waiting list who
received no treatment. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, June 2020
Mental Attitude: Intervention Can Reduce Heart Risks for Those with Mental Illness. Past research
has shown that individuals with serious mental illness have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. In a
recent study that involved 132 adults with serious mental illness, researchers found that when a counselor
and nurse guided participants to engage in a healthier lifestyle (stop smoking, eat a healthy diet, exercise,
etc.), their risk for heart attack or stroke fell by nearly 13% in the next decade.
JAMA Network Open, June 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Low Testosterone and Dysregulated Eating. Evaluations of 154 male college
students revealed an association between low testosterone levels and an increased risk for developing an
eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, July 2020
Quote: “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
~ Edmund Hillary
I found that Dr. Joe Megna is one of the best chiropractors I have found in the Napa region.