Lifestyle Medicine Update

Lifestyle Medicine Update

The weekly Lifestyle Medicine Update video provides you with a quick review of a recently published study from the fields of lifestyle medicine, anti-aging, disease management and prevention, with special emphasis on breakthrough nutrition and lifestyle research that can help keep you and your family healthy and functional for as long as possible.

LMU 275 - Choline Deficiency is Prevalent and a Major Factor in Alzheimer’s disease Development.

Choline Deficiency is Prevalent and a Major Factor in Alzheimer’s disease Development. Source: J Aging Cell (January 15, 2023) Lifestyle Medicine Update (February 1, 2023) For many years I have been telling my students, colleagues, patients, and members of the public that research consistently shows...

LMU 274 - Brown Rice Much Superior to White Rice for Health Outcomes

Brown Rice Much Superior to White Rice for Health Outcomes Source: International Journal of Molecular Science (January 2023) Lifestyle Medicine Update (January 25, 2023) Many of us are often faced with the decision between choosing white rice or brown rice to accompany a meal. In the moment it can seem...

LMU 273 - Regular Use of Vitamin D Supplements May Cut Melanoma Risk by More Than 50%

Regular Use of Vitamin D Supplements May Cut Melanoma Risk by More Than 50% Source: J Melanoma Research (December 2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (January 18, 2023) We all know that melanoma is a very lethal form of skin cancer and the risk of developing a melanoma has increased in recent years. The...
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LMU 272 - Nutrition and Lifestyle Significantly Affect Colorectal Cancer Risk

Nutrition and Lifestyle Significantly Affect Colorectal Cancer Risk Source: European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (Am J Gastroenterology, December 2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (January 11, 2023) In the December 2022 update from the European Prospective Investigation into...
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LMU 271 - Kiwifruit Improves Constipation, IBS, Indigestion/Reflux, and Abdominal Discomfort

Kiwifruit Improves Constipation, IBS, Indigestion/Reflux, and Abdominal Discomfort Source: American Journal of Gastroenterology (December 2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (January 5, 2023) A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology in December 2022, showed that patients with functional...
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LMU 270 - 2 - 3 Cups of Coffee Per Day Doubles the Risk of Death in Those with Grade 2 Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), but No Risk from Green Tea Intake

2 – 3 Cups of Coffee Per Day Doubles the Risk of Death in Those with Grade 2 Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), but No Risk from Green Tea Intake Source: American Heart Association Study (December 2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (December 27, 2022) An abundance of research in recent years has...
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LMU 269 - Women Need Additional 25 gm of Protein per day to Prevent Hip Fractures

Women Need Additional 25 gm of Protein per day to Prevent Hip Fractures Source: J Clinical Nutrition (2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (November 15, 2022) A study published in the Journal of Nutrition in December 2022 showed that most women should be getting an extra 25 gm of protein per day to prevent...
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LMU 268 - More Evidence That Melatonin Supplementation Turns On Longevity Genes (SIRT1), Aids Fat-Burning in Overweight Subjects and Helps Protect Against Obesity-Induced Heart Damage

More Evidence That Melatonin Supplementation Turns On Longevity Genes (SIRT1), Aids Fat-Burning in Overweight Subjects and Helps Protect Against Obesity-Induced Heart Damage Source: J Frontiers of Physiology (2020) Lifestyle Medicine Update (December 14, 2022) Many people know that melatonin levels decline...
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LMU 267 - Metformin Shown to Double Risk of Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease in Large, 12-year Study with Type 2 Diabetics

Metformin Shown to Double Risk of Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease in Large, 12-year Study with Type 2 Diabetics Source: 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease (Abstract 312), presented on March 29, 2017, and reviewed in the December 5, 2022, Medscape Article Lifestyle Medicine...
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LMU 266 - Regulating Your Body’s mTOR Signaling Pathway in Cancer Prevention

Regulating Your Body’s mTOR Signaling Pathway in Cancer Prevention Source: J Anti-Cancer Agents Med Chem (2013) and Int J Mol Sci (2019) Lifestyle Medicine Update (November 22, 2022) You probably have never heard of the mTOR signaling pathway, but in many types of cancer, this signaling pathway is shown...
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LMU 265 - Green Tea, Resveratrol, Curcumin and CDP-Choline Reduce Amyloid Plaque in Alzheimer’s disease Prevention Model

Green Tea, Resveratrol, Curcumin and CDP-Choline Reduce Amyloid Plaque in Alzheimer’s disease Prevention Model Source: Tufts University Research, June 2022 (Free Radical Biology and Medicine Journal) Lifestyle Medicine Update (November 15, 2022) A 2022 report from Tufts University provided more encouraging...
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LMU 264 - Supplements Reducing Lou Gehrig’s disease Risk: Promising evidence from neurology research

Supplements Reducing Lou Gehrig’s disease Risk: Promising evidence from neurology research Source: J Biomedicines (2021) Lifestyle Medicine Update (November 8, 2022) Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive and devastating neurodegenerative disease that...
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LMU 263 - Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling Reverses Pre-Diabetes and Prevents Type 2 Diabetes Development

Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling Reverses Pre-Diabetes and Prevents Type 2 Diabetes Development Source: The Lancet Regional Health (Europe 2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (November 2, 2022) Let’s talk about type 2 diabetes for a moment and the importance of nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Globally,...
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LMU 262 - Reducing High Blood Pressure Lowers Alzheimer’s disease Risk

Reducing High Blood Pressure Lowers Alzheimer’s disease Risk Source: Neuroscience News (October 2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (October 26, 2022) We all know that lowering high blood pressure is an important way to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, but a large study completed in 2022 has shown...
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LMU 261 - Soy Isoflavones Linked to Reduced Risk of Cancer Incidence by 10%

Soy Isoflavones Linked to Reduced Risk of Cancer Incidence by 10% Source: Frontiers of Nutrition Journal (2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (October 19, 2022) An important paper was published in the journal, Frontiers of Nutrition in March 2022, which compiled the data from eighty-one prospective studies...
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LMU 260 - Two Studies Show That Green Tea Extract Lowers Bad Cholesterol and Improves Other Cardiovascular and Diabetic Risk Factors

Two Studies Show That Green Tea Extract Lowers Bad Cholesterol and Improves Other Cardiovascular and Diabetic Risk Factors Source: Arq Bras Cardio (2009); Nutr Res (2012) Lifestyle Medicine Update (October 3, 2022) You’ve probably heard that green tea is good for you. This is because it contains unique...
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LMU 259 - Higher Blood Selenium Strongly Linked to Reduction in Melanoma Recurrence and Improved Survival Outcomes

Higher Blood Selenium Strongly Linked to Reduction in Melanoma Recurrence and Improved Survival Outcomes Source: J Biomedicines 2021 Lifestyle Medicine Update (September 26, 2022) An important study published in 2021 in the journal Biomedicines has shown that individuals with higher selenium blood levels,...
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LMU 258 - Endurance Exercise May Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s disease via Irisin Release from Muscles

Endurance Exercise May Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s disease via Irisin Release from Muscles Source: Neuroscience News (September 12, 2022) Lifestyle Medicine Update (September 15, 2022) Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and has an annual incidence rate of approximately...
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LMU 257 - Diabetic Drug Metformin Shows Evidence of Cancer Prevention, Therapy, and Anti-Aging

Diabetic Drug Metformin Shows Evidence of Cancer Prevention, Therapy, and Anti-Aging Source: J Cancer Management Research (2019) Lifestyle Medicine Update (September 7, 2022) It may interest you to know that natural products, such as plants and herbs, and their derivatives are the source of about 50%...
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LMU 256 - 2021 Review Shows that Black Cohosh is Effective for Menopausal Symptoms

2021 Review Shows that Black Cohosh is Effective for Menopausal Symptoms Source: Climacteric J (2021) Lifestyle Medicine Update (August 31, 2023) Surprisingly, up to 80% of women who experience menopausal symptoms during the early menopausal years, including hot flushes, use natural supplements to help...
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