WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 11-28-2022

Health Alert: Late Bedtimes May Increase Diabetes Risk. For one week, investigators monitored 51 people
without heart disease or diabetes who categorized themselves as either early birds or night owls and found that
not only did the early birds have better fat metabolism at both rest and during exercise, but they were also less
likely to become insulin resistant over time. Experimental Physiology, September 2022
Diet: Coffee Preparation for Longevity. While the current research suggests that moderate coffee intake may
offer health benefits, it’s unclear if coffee preparation plays a role. In a study that looked that the coffee habits
of over 450,000 adults, researchers found the best outcomes came from coffee prepared from ground beans,
while decaf and instant coffee products only conferred about half the benefits to the drinker.
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, September 2022
Exercise: HIIT Recommended for Cancer Patients. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of
exercise that involves short intervals of near-maximal effort—such as sprinting or stair climbing—separated by
intervals of moderate-intensity exercise—such as jogging or fast walking. A review of seven systematic reviews
concluded that HIIT is an effective form of exercise for cancer patients and cancer survivors due to its ability to
improve cardiorespiratory fitness and quality of life, its high adherence, and safety.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, November 2022
Chiropractic: Manual Therapy Combo Benefits Migraine Patients. Among a group of 75 migraine
headache patients, those treated with a combination of soft tissue and articular manual therapies experienced
greater improvements in migraine pain and duration than those who received either soft tissue or articular
manual therapy alone. Doctors of chiropractic often use these and other manual therapies when managing
patients with a history of migraine headaches. Journal of Clinical Medicine, August 2022
Mental Attitude: Education May Reduce Prenatal Depression Risk. According to a study that included 750
pregnant women, the more education an expectant mother has on pregnancy, the lower her risk for prenatal
depression, which may also reduce the risk for postpartum depression.
Journal of Affective Disorders, November 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Healthy Living Can Lengthen Life…Even for Former Smokers. Researchers
analyzed data on nearly 160,000 former smokers and found that those who exercised, ate a healthy diet, and
limited their drinking had a 27% lower risk of early death in the following two decades than former smokers
with an unhealthy lifestyle. JAMA Network Open, September 2022
Quote: “If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

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