Show Notes for July 10, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Disc Degeneration and Sports Activities
  • And Finally, a Story about Sedentary Lifestyle and Chronic Disease

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #514 recorded July 10, 2015.

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Disc Degeneration and Sports Activities

The aim of a recent study was to investigate whether the participation in different sport activities was associated with lumbar DD [disc degeneration] in athlete adults.

Intense swimming and running at a younger age was associated with more lumbar disc degeneration later on among young Finnish adults, according to results of a study presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting.

However, none of the sports studied had a protective effect for lumbar disc degeneration (DD).

The researchers used the modified Pfirrmann grade to classify the amount of disc degeneration present on MRI and combined that information with the data acquired with regard to participation in running, swimming, soccer, ice hockey, floorball, skate boarding, aerobic, dancing, weight training and walking activities.

Forty-six percent of the individuals had no lumbar DD, 38% had moderate lumbar DD and 16% had what was considered to be more severe lumbar DD, based on the findings.

The researchers found active participation in running and swimming were associated with more severe DD.

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Sedentary Lifestyle and Chronic Disease

The Annals of Internal Medicine has published some new studies relating to Sedentary Lifestyles and Chronic Diseases and Mortality.

In the first study, the goal was to quantify the association between sedentary time and hospitalizations, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer in adults independent of physical activity.

While this study was limited in regards that there was marked heterogeneity in research designs and the assessment of sedentary time and physical activity, it concluded that prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity.

The journal also published an Editorial discussing too much sitting and Chronic Disease risk – Moving the Science forward.

Reviewing the earlier study which examined the association between sedentary behavior and risk for disease and death.

The editorialists discuss the results of the review and assert that device-based measurement may be more effective in evaluating sedentary time than the self-reporting method currently used in most studies.

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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


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