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Topics this week include: e-cigarettes and fragility fractures, how processed foods damage the planet, the benefits of food nutrients over drugs for diabetes, and others—stories to keep you informed of health news in your community and worldwide.
Plus, in our Featured Social Post, you’ll learn the nutritional advice Dr. Weston A. Price gave to his own family.
Food-as-Medicine for Diabetes and More
Researchers from the University of Sydney recently found food as medicine (aka a dietary intervention) had a stronger impact on diabetes and age-related metabolic health than three drugs commonly prescribed for the same. The team observed that food nutrients were more powerful in remodeling metabolic pathways tied to global health and aging. The energy-making organelles known as mitochondria were a focus of the study, the health of which is crucial for graceful aging. Read more from the University of Sydney.
How Processed Foods Damage the Planet
The production and consumption of unhealthy sweets, fried foods, and processed meats are detrimenting the health of our planet, according to a new study published in Current Nutrition Reports. The study found that these non-core or “discretionary” foods are contributing between 27-33% of food-related greenhouse gas emissions, taking up cropland and worsening water scarcity with a higher ecological footprint. We can do better, for ourselves and for the planet! Learn more at ScienceDaily.
E-cigarettes and Fragility Fractures
Electronic cigarette sales have benefited from a safety knowledge gap as compared to conventional cigarettes, especially in the youth. A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine Open found an increased risk of fragility fractures in adults who used E-cigarettes in a sample of over 5,500 users, and warns of the particular risk facing young users over time. This is the first study to examine the relationship, and it adds to the list of previously observed health consequences of electronic cigarette use, including associations with coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, and cancer. Find out more at News-Medical.
Featured Social Post: Dr. Weston A. Price’s Nutritional Advice to His Family
“My Dear Nieces and Nephews: I am deeply interested not only in your health individually, but in the efficiency and welfare of your families.”In this letter from Dr. Weston A. Price, “Uncle Weston” implores his family’s next generation to act on the ancestral nutrition wisdom he discovered for a life of robust health. Read the entire letter from Chapter 31 of Dr. Price’s book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
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