WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 11-2-2020

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
Diet: 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
Exercise: 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
Chiropractic: 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: 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
Wellness/Prevention: 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
Quote: “Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.”
~ William Penn
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