Conclusions This nationwide, unselected, cohort study shows a significant association between IBD and later occurrence of PD, which is consistent with recent basic scientific findings of a potential role of GI inflammation in development of parkinsonian disorders.
The full study in PDF is available here.
Happy older people live longer, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. In a study published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, the authors found that an increase in happiness is directly proportional with a reduction in mortality.
This is one of the few Asian studies to have assessed the association between happiness and mortality among older people, while accounting for several social factors, such as loneliness and social network, therefore extending the generalisability of the findings to non-Western populations.
Stay happy my friends. Check out the entire article here.
Current US life expectancy is 78 years for men and 82 years for women, but for the low-risk group in this study, life expectancies were 85 and 89 years, respectively.
Source: Healthy Lifestyle May Increase Lifespan by 7 Years
Source: A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years: Maintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol at moderate levels are factors that add healthy years to life — ScienceDaily
I should have saved more, invested better, and not spent so much money on the kids.
More than 1.3 million foreign-born residents of the U.S. are living with hepatitis B (HBV), according to a new estimate.
via Medical News: Hepatitis B on Rise in U.S. Immigrants – in Gastroenterology, Hepatitis from MedPage Today.
The Chinese people are eating more food per serving, have more money to buy and eat food — particularly junk food — when they’re not hungry, and engage in less physical activity, Xiaohui said.
He said that many people still eat a traditional Chinese meal, but along with rice and veggies will be more meat, and portions will be bigger as well. In addition, fast-food restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s are enjoying success at the price of a growing obesity epidemic among children and teens, he said.
via Medical News: East ‘Meats’ West: Diabetes on Rise in China – in Meeting Coverage, AACE from MedPage Today.
Traditional ethnic diets are preferable for your particular ethnicity. You want fries with that?
Conclusion: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease was not associated with an increased risk of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, or liver disease.
via Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and mortality among US adults: prospective cohort study | BMJ.
Medical News: Olive Oil Protects Against Stroke – in Neurology, Strokes from MedPage Today
Observational study on French people.
I wonder if the researchers controlled for red wine consumption.