"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

Weekly Health Update:

Mental Attitude: Obese Children More Likely to Be Bullied By Other Kids. Among a sample of 1,327 six-year-old boys 
and girls, researchers found that children classified as obese were 2.25 times more likely to be bullied than their thinner peers. 
Pediatrics, September 2014 

Health Alert: Even Low Doses of Arsenic May Be Unsafe! By law, arsenic levels in public drinking water in the United 
States cannot exceed 10 parts per billion (ppb). Researchers exposed mice to a lifetime of arsenic-contaminated drinking water 
(at 50 ppb) and found that more than half of the male mice -- and female mice to a lesser degree -- developed lung tumors. Due 
to differences in metabolism, mice need to be exposed to greater concentrations to achieve the biological dose / health effects
that humans would receive at lower doses. Because of this finding, the researches caution that no dose of arsenic should be 
considered safe for human consumption. National Institutes of Health, July 2014 

Diet: Green Tea Polyphenols Protects the Spine. Oxidative stress caused by free radicals is thought to hinder the healing 
process when a spinal cord injury occurs. In a laboratory setting, researchers have found that the strong antioxidant properties of 
green tea polyphenols can protect spinal cord neurons from free radical-related damage. 
Neural Regeneration Research, September 2014 

Exercise: Exercise Protects Brain Function as We Age. Exercising to improve cardiovascular health may also protect 
individuals from cognitive impairment as they grow older. Researchers found that older adults whose aortas (main blood vessel from heart) were in better condition and who were more aerobically fit performed better on cognitive tests than less-fit older adults. They suspect that the preservation of blood vessel elasticity may be the mechanism that enables exercise to slow 
cognitive aging. Study author Dr. Claudine Gauthier explains, "Our body's arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is 
believed to begin in the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the heart, before reaching the brain. Indeed, the hardening may 
contribute to cognitive changes that occur during a similar time frame." Neurobiology of Aging, August 2014 

Chiropractic: Knee Surgery May Not Offer Some Patients More Benefit Than Conservative Care. A new analysis has 
found that arthroscopic knee surgery for the treatment of age-related meniscus tears in middle-aged individuals offers no greater 
benefit than can be provided by more conservative care. The authors of the analysis recommend this category of patients try 
conservative measures before considering surgery. Chiropractic care would be a good conservative approach, as Chiropractors 
often treat these types of injuries with specific adjustments, physiotherapies, and exercises. 
Canadian Medical Association Journal, August 2014 

Wellness/Prevention: Will E-Cigarettes Be Regulated? The American Heart Association believes that electronic cigarettes 
should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products. This means they would like the federal government to ban the
marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, for example. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown writes, 
"Recent studies raise concerns that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to traditional tobacco products for the nation's youth, and 
could renormalize smoking in our society. These disturbing developments have helped convince the association that e-cigarettes need to be strongly regulated, thoroughly researched and closely monitored." Circulation, August 2014 

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