The first is waist to hips ratio. Especially in women a recent report has shown that a high waist to hips ratio is a powerful predictor of heart disease. Second is the size of your waist. In particular a waist of 35 in women and 40 in men predicts poor health.
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New Study Shows Cortisone Injection Before Rotator Cuff Surgery Increases The Risk Of Failure Of The Surgery And The Need For Re-operation
I avoid cortisone in part for this reason. Instead of cortisone a much better option is Platelet Rich Plasma or Stem Cell injection which I will describe below.
A new study in JAMA surgery by Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Martin Makary has shown that arthroscopic surgery to trim the cartilaginous meniscus was no better than non-operative treatment for patients in their 60s.
There are a steadily increasing list of applications of the use of low level laser light in medicine. Now a group of researchers have devised a brilliant cancer fighting technique using nanoparticles and treatment with near infra-red laser light to provide a 5 day window during which cancer cells’ defense mechanism against chemotherapy is paralyzed.
A recent meta-analysis (an aggregation of many studies on the subject) showed about a 14% reduction in heart attack and 10% reduction in stroke risk... in people who ate roughly 40 grams (about 1.5 ounces) of cheese daily, compared to people who ate none or significantly more. 40 grams is about two slices of pre-cut cheese. The study, entitled Cheese consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies is one of many that have shown mild health benefits of cheese. This study shows how dangerous it is to condemn entire food groups, such as dairy products, based on limited evidence.