NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
January 10, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that According to the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, $321,780 is the estimated average cost of dementia care, spread over five years? 70% of the financial burden is borne by the families of the dementia individual.

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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Is Arthritis Prevalence Underestimated?
Bonnie and Steve: The prevalence of arthritis among US adults may be nearly 70% higher than current surveillance data indicate, according to a study in the November issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology. The full weight of the disease burden at the population level, and its public health implications, have been greatly underestimated.

The most recent national estimate of arthritis prevalence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on expansive National Health Information Survey data, suggests that 91.2 million (36.8%) US adults, including 61.1 million between 18 and 64 years old, are affected by the condition.

Whoah, that is a truly astounding statistic, especially given the fact that arthritis has enormous economic and public health implications.

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that manifests itself in the joints. The compounding effects from arthritic conditions are enormous.

There are myriad causes, but two of the leading lifestyle culprits are sedentary behavior and suboptimal eating habits. How can we combat this with two simple statements?

Get up and move every 20 minutes minimum.
Even if you get up for a minute and sit back down, this is better than sitting for hours at a time. The synovial fluid between your joints and your bones respond to movement. The more watery your synovial fluid, the less inflamed your joints are. When you sit for long periods of time, the synovial fluid congeals and that viscosity leads to more inflammation.

Limit or remove all added sugar.
Sugar is one of the most inflammatory substances in our food supply. If you are really in tune with your body, you can tell after a few days of eating sugar that you are more inflamed. On the flip side, when you eliminate sugar for several days, the inflammation goes way down or away. A commentary in this month's BMJ  states that sugar should be considered the fundamental cause of the global obesity and diabetes epidemics. Both are inflammatory diseases that increase the risk and exacerbates arthritic conditions.

For more on causes and techniques to limit the deleterious effects of arthritis, see today's NCI Well Connect special article.
Mitigate Arthritis Triggers

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