WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 27th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Maternal Obesity May Affect Liver Health of Offspring. According to a new study, children born to women who were obese during early pregnancy appear to have up to a three-times increased risk for fatty liver disease, which is associated with several poor health outcomes. Lead author Dr. Hannes Hagström writes, “The findings are important because ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday September 20th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Beware of Breathing Issues in Children During Sleep. Interviews with over 1,600 parents revealed that nearly all considered symptoms of apnea (snoring and/or gasping) among their children to be a problem, but most failed to share these concerns with their child's healthcare provider. Researcher Dr. Kurt Lushington writes, “While there does need ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday, September 13th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Added Sugar and Breast Cancer Risk. Using data from the Nurses' Health Study I and II, researchers report that a high intake of added sugar is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, and a diet characterized by less added sugar and more servings of fruit and vegetables is linked to a lower risk for the disease.                       ...
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WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE for Monday September 6th, 2021

Courtesy of: Your Napa Chiropractor Dr. Joseph T. Megna Health Alert: Sleep and Diet Can Increase Longevity. An analysis of data concerning over 13,000 older adults revealed that eating several servings of vegetables a day and sleeping 7-8 hours a night can reduce one’s risk for early death in the following six years by up to 34%.                                                 BMC Geriatrics, June 2021 ...
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