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May Health News Review

May 5, 2014

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#5 - A Number That May Not Add Up - NY Times April 14, 2014

"...the distribution of excess body fat makes a big difference to health. Those with lots of abdominal fat are prone to developing insulin resistance, elevated blood lipids, high blood pressure, diabetes, premature cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease...But fat carried in the hips, buttocks or thighs is relatively inert; while it may be cosmetically undesirable, it is not linked to chronic disease or early death."

- Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Red Yeast Rice Benefits Patients Intolerant of Statin Drugs - NOW Foods April 16, 2014

Consuming a Mediterranean diet with 200 mg per day of red yeast rice decreased total cholesterol levels by nearly 17% and LDL cholesterol by 22%!

#3 - Cranberry May Prove Useful for Elderly at High Risk for Urinary Tract Infections - NOW Foods April 4, 2014

1,000 milligrams per day can decrease the risk of urinary infections by 27%

- Ginger Powder Proves Effective for Blood Sugar Health - NOW Foods April 17, 2014

1 gram of ginger powder per day for 8 weeks can help decrease fasting blood sugar by as much as 21%!

#1 - Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature - Journal of Chirorpactic Medicine, Spring 2007

"...women who seek chiropractic care throughout gestation have, on average, a 25% shorter labor time whereas multiparous women...have, on average, 31% shorter labor times."

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