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Mediterranean diet reversed, but did not prevent, metabolic syndrome-5147

Mediterranean diet reversed, but did not prevent, metabolic syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is characterized by three or more risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The risk factors include abdominal obesity, high levels of triglycerides, low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol, hypertension and high levels of blood glucose (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). The Mediterranean diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, fish and seafood, nuts and legumes.

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Pain associated with fear of falling, and falls-5127

Pain associated with fear of falling, and falls

In the United States, one out of three people 65 years and older fall in a given year, resulting in nonfatal and fatal injuries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Given that pain is common among older adults (AGS Health in Aging), a research team was interested in discovering if pain was related to falling.

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Strength training best intervention for sarcopenia-5119

Strength training best intervention for sarcopenia

A review of 37 studies examining the role of interventions for and the prevalence of sarcopenia in people ages 50 years and older was conducted.

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Health professionals should listen harder to older adults with chronic pain-5105

Health professionals should listen harder to older adults with chronic pain

September is Pain Awareness Month, an observance that focuses on recognizing the existence of chronic pain and providing resources for people who experience it (American Chronic Pain Association).

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Women might be able to cool hot flashes with weight loss-5031

Women might be able to cool hot flashes with weight loss

For a pilot study, 40 women who were overweight or obese and reported four or more hot flashes a day were assigned to a control group or to a weight loss group that reduced calories and engaged in moderate exercise.

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Physical activity helps prevent chronic disease in people with disabilities-4737

Physical activity helps prevent chronic disease in people with disabilities

Most adults are able to participate in physical activity, even when they have a disability, such as serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering or making decisions.

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