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From eNewsletter 2/21/2024

DID YOU KNOW that cancer survivors who adhere to a healthy lifestyle, which includes never smoking, light or no alcohol intake, sufficient physical activity, a healthy diet, and an optimal body mass index, may lower their risk for cancer-related and all-cause mortality, according to new research from International Journal of Cancer

Adherence to a healthy lifestyle (4-5 healthy lifestyle factors) vs an unfavorable lifestyle (0-1 healthy lifestyle factor) was associated with a 43% reduction in the risk for cancer-related mortality and a 48% reduction in the risk for all-cause mortality.

For more on this cancer special issue, please go to this page.

From eNewsletter 2/19/2024

DID YOU KNOW that more and more US adults are turning to complementary medicine therapies to manage pain?

New research published in JAMA reports a 36.7% increase in the use of therapies such as nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and naturopathy for pain management over the past 20 years, as increasing numbers of people seek natural alternatives to highly addictive opioid painkillers, NSAIDS, and more.

Specifically for knee osteoarthritis, a new study from Arthritis Care and Research shows that inflammatory eating habits greatly increase pain. After subjects were put on an anti-inflammatory diet for 10 years, their level of pain was reduced significantly.

To read about the latest of caloric restriction and more, please go to this page.

From eNewsletter 2/14/2024

DID YOU KNOW that people who mainly sit while on the job increase their risk of dying of cardiovascular disease by more than one third compared with peers who largely don't sit at work, according to new research from JAMA Network Open

We talk to you all the time about not being too sedentary. Get up and move every 30 minutes or so. Keep the joints and muscles engaged. Now you have even more impetus to do it because the researchers found that daily breaks from sitting and leisure-time activity can help mitigate the serious risks associated with prolonged occupational sitting. Moreover, you would need to perform 30-45 minutes per day of sweat-inducing physical activity to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day at work!

To learn what is the right amount of strength training and read our physical activity update, go to this page.

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