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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Testing Grip Strength for Disease
- And Finally, a Story about Diabetes and Climate Change
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #589 recorded April 14, 2017.
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Testing Grip Strength for Disease
Evidence highlights the importance of muscular strength as a protective factor for health and function across aging populations.
The purpose of a study published in the Journals of Gerontology, was to examine the extent to which low normalized grip strength (NGS) serves as a biomarker for both cardiometabolic disease and physical disability in U.S. and Chinese adults.
Strength was assessed using a handgrip dynamometer, and was normalized to body mass.
The study concluded that normalized grip strength was robustly associated with both cardiometabolic disease risk and physical disabilities in U.S. and Chinese aging adults.
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Diabetes and Climate Change
Rising global temperatures might contribute to the current worldwide diabetes epidemic, as higher ambient temperature can negatively impact glucose metabolism via a reduction in brown adipose tissue activity.
Therefore, the authors of a recent study published in BMJ Journals, examined the association between outdoor temperature and diabetes incidence in the USA as well as the prevalence of glucose intolerance worldwide.
On a global scale, the authors performed a meta-regression analysis to assess the association between mean annual temperature and the prevalence of glucose intolerance.
The results demonstrated that, on average, per 1°C increase in temperature, age-adjusted diabetes incidence increased.
Similarly, the worldwide prevalence of glucose intolerance increased per 1°C rise in temperature. These associations persisted after adjustment for obesity.
The study’s findings indicate that the diabetes incidence rate in the USA and prevalence of glucose intolerance worldwide increase with higher outdoor temperature.
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