Archive for April, 2018


You’ve heard it countless times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But here’s even more reason to scramble those eggs …. new research suggests that missing your morning meal could lead to cardiovascular issues like¬†Atherosclerosis. A study of over 4,000 participants with no cardiovascular symptoms confirmed that those who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to suffer from hardened, narrowed arteries. Yet simply opting for a quick bite doesn’t cut it either. Researchers found that those who only consumed a light breakfast ( think toast and coffee) had a higher incidence of¬†Atherosclerosis too. The health risks didn’t stop there : People who skipped breakfast entirely were more likely to lead an unhealthy lifestyle overall, including generally poor diet, frequent alcohol consumption, and smoking. They were more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and be overweight or obese, as well.

 

Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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A new study finds that female veterans-one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the veterans administration (VA) health care system- experience improvement in low-back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association(ACA).

Published in the Journal of¬† Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the study’s authors note that musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain are the most common ailments among female veterans. They also report that female veterans on average access VA medical care more frequently than male veterans, have a higher outpatient cost per patient and have a higher rate of service-connected disability. “Although further research is warranted”, the study said, “chiropractic care may be of value in contributing to the pain management needs of this unique patient population”.