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walking program



Weight Control and Optimal Health CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HEALTH   WALKING PROGRAM   SOME REASONS TO WALK: ·         Walking is the key to maintaining weight loss for 5 years or longer.  Forty-nine out of 50 people in the National Weight Control Registry database who lost at least 30 pounds walk daily. ·         Women who walk briskly at least 3 hours a week reduce their risk of heart disease by up to 40%.  These brisk...

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Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner



Evening types have 10 percent higher risk of dying than morning counterparts Date: April 12, 2018 Source: Northwestern University Summary: Night owls -- people who prefer to stay up late and sleep late -- have 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than larks, people who go to bed early and rise early, reports a new study. This is the first study to show 'owls' have higher risk of mortality. Owls also suffer from...

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Sitting is bad for your brain -- not just your metabolism or heart



Thinning in brain regions important for memory linked to sedentary habits Date: April 12, 2018 Source: University of California - Los Angeles Summary: Studies show that too much sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers found sedentary behavior is linked to thinning in regions of the brain that are critical to memory formation.   Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain...

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Raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes



Date: April 16, 2018 Source: University of Otago Summary: Researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.   Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural.   That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. Dr Tamlin...

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Artificial sweetener could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease



Promotes 'bad' bacteria and intestinal inflammation; findings may guide dietary habits in human patients Date: March 15, 2018 Source: Case Western Reserve University Summary: In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition. In a...

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Exposure to low levels of BPA during pregnancy can lead to altered brain development



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: New research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behavior later in life. New research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels...

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Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual...

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Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. The...

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Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease



Date: March 19, 2018 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study reports. Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor...

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Chronic fatigue syndrome possibly explained by lower levels of key thyroid hormones



Discovery of a crucial link between chronic fatigue syndrome and lower levels of key thyroid hormones raises hopes for treating this common yet debilitating disease Date: March 20, 2018 Source: Frontiers Summary: A new study reveals that chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating condition with unknown causes, can be explained by lower thyroid levels -- but may be distinct from thyroidal disease. This can be seen as a first step to finding a treatment for...

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High consumption of red and processed meat linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance



A new study adds NAFLD to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat Date: March 20, 2018 Source: Elsevier Summary: World meat consumption has increased during the last decades, and evidence is mounting that high consumption of red and mainly processed meat is unhealthy to humans and is related to chronic diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. A new...

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Vegetable compound could have a key role in 'beeting' Alzheimer's disease



Date: March 20, 2018 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say this could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease, the world's leading cause of dementia. A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its...

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Optimal Weight Class Offered



  Dr. Samuelson and Dr. Kane are both turning 60 in June, and they are determined to look better then they did at turning 40.     The incentive is there for them to trim down and be ready for a summer of health and fitness.    Join Dr. Keli Samuelson and Dr. Michael Kane in a 3 month weight management program.   This 3 month long program will include the following: A one month long...

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March Newsletter



Spring Detox Class with Dr. Kane  Connecticut Center For Health Newsletter March 13, 2018        Seasonal Allergies by Dr. Michael Kane   One of the best things about spring and summer is the warm weather and the sun. In the excitement of spring many people have a dampened appreciation because of seasonal allergies. The common allergy symptoms of congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes and fatigue can be annoying for some or downright debilitating...

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Group for Optimal Weight Management 2018



Group for Optimal Weight Management 2018   Dr. Samuelson and Dr. Kane are both turning 60 in June, and they are determined to look better then they did at turning 40.     The incentive is there for them to trim down and be ready for a summer of health and fitness.    Join Dr. Keli Samuelson and Dr. Michael Kane in a 3 month weight management program.   This 3 month long program will include...

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Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain.



Date: March 1, 2018 Source: University of Colorado at Boulder Summary: A new study by a pain researcher shows that when a romantic partner holds hands with a partner in pain, their brain waves sync and her pain subsides. Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up too, according to a study published...

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A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging.



Date: March 8, 2018 Source: University of Birmingham Summary: A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the aging process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person. Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King's College London...

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Higher Vitamin D levels may be linked to lower risk of cancer



One of the first studies to look at effects of vitamin D and cancer risk in an Asian population Date: March 7, 2018 Source: BMJ Summary: High levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of developing cancer, including liver cancer, concludes a large study. High levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of developing cancer, including liver cancer, concludes a large study of Japanese adults published...

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Improving birth outcomes one amino acid at a time



Date: March 8, 2018 Source: University Health Network Summary: A simple dietary supplement (L-arginine) was found to improve birth outcomes, paving the way for future clinical trials to test this inexpensive and safe intervention. A simple dietary supplement (L-arginine) was found to improve birth outcomes, paving the way for future clinical trials to test this inexpensive and safe intervention. In their paper entitled, "Malaria in pregnancy alters L-arginine bioavailability and placental vascular development," Science...

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The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease



Date: March 8, 2018 Source: Yale University Summary: Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new study. The researchers also found that the autoimmune reaction can be suppressed with an antibiotic or vaccine designed to target the bacteria, they said.   Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger...

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