Health Alert: Many Seniors Could Benefit from Visiting an Optician. Vision tests of nearly 1,200 older
adults revealed that 61% could significantly improve their vision by getting prescription glasses or
changing the power of their current lenses. Acta Ophthalmologica, January 2020
Diet: Less Protein in the Diet May Benefit Cardiovascular Health. An analysis of dietary information
and blood samples of over 11,000 adults revealed an association between a diet containing fewer sulfur
amino acid-containing foods—such as meats, dairy, nuts, and soy—and a reduced risk for cardiovascular
disease. Lancet EClinical Medicine, February 2020
Exercise: Exercise’s Effect on the Brain. Researchers monitored the brains of 128 people after
performing aerobic exercise at varying intensities and observed that the greatest changes in
neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to rewire or modify its neural connections—occurred with 20 minutes of
interval training or 25 minutes of continuous moderate aerobic exercise.
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, October 2019
Chiropractic: Manual Therapy Improves Sit-to-Stand Tasks. Among a group of 40 adults with low
back pain, researchers observed that application of spinal manipulation and mobilization to the lumbar
spine and pelvic region improved performance on sit-to-stand assessments. The study reveals the effect that
manual therapies can have on neuromuscular control and movement in populations suffering from low back
pain. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, January 2020
Mental Attitude: Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked to Dementia. A review of data concerning
17,315 Japanese seniors found that those who experienced three or more adverse childhood experiences
(ACEs) had a 78% increased risk for developing dementia. Examples of ACEs include abuse (physical,
sexual, emotional), neglect (physical, emotional), witnessing domestic violence, substance abuse or mental
illness in the household, and the loss of a parent (separation, divorce, incarceration, death).
JAMA Network Open, February 2020
Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D and Ovarian Cancer. The current research indicates that low vitamin D
status is associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Cells, February 2020
Quote: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to
your former self.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

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