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January 14, 2013
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Did you know that this week revealed one thing vitamin D may not do? In a new study in JAMA, taking daily vitamin D didn't keep knee pain from getting worse or slow the loss of cartilage for people with osteoarthritis. However, a study in PLOS One found low vitamin D levels (below 20mg/ml) may correlate to suicide in active duty military personnel. In addition, an association between low vitamin D levels and endurance performance in children might reflect the effects of vitamin D on muscle function, according to Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism.


Did you know that elderly men on a Mediterranean diet with added olive oil for two years had greater increases in bone formation than men on low fat diets, according to Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism? 


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Have a healthy and fruitful 2013! Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Live Long. Live Sick?
Bonnie and Steve: Americans are less healthy and die younger than people in other wealthy countries, even though we spend more per person on healthcare than any other nation.

A 404-page report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, which provide advice to U.S. policymakers, compared the health of Americans to that of people in 16 other rich countries. They included Canada, Japan, Australia and 13 western European countries.

Americans overall fared the worst when it came to nine areas: infant mortality; injury and homicide rates; teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; HIV infection and AIDS; drug abuse; obesity and diabetes; heart disease; lung disease; and disabilities.

Americans on average are living longer than in the past, but the lifespan gains lag those of other nations. 
The only areas where Americans fared better in some areas were fewer deaths from cancer and better control of cholesterol and blood pressure, all related to pharmacological substances. This does not create a better quality of life.


In addition, the American Public Health Association published a report at the end of 2012 showing that although Americans are living longer, with fewer deaths from heart disease and cancer, there are more chronic illnesses. Chronic illness not only lessens quality of life dramatically, but puts a huge burden on our healthcare system. Paying for a chronically ill person over a twenty year stretch is not sustainable when scaled up to the numbers experts are predicting in the coming years. A few of theunhealthy behaviors the report cites as responsible: 

  • More than a quarter (26.2%) of all Americans are sedentary, defined as not doing any physical activity outside of work for 30 days.
  • 27.8% of U.S. adults are obese, defined as being roughly 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight.
  • The percentage of adults with diabetes is 9.5% nationally.
  • 30.8% of U.S. adults have high blood pressure.
  • 21.2% of Americans still smoke.

For anyone who questions whether preventative measures will work, we can see where the "treating the symptom" philosophy has gotten us. While recent efforts have patched up some of the ugliness, far stronger measures with regard to diet and lifestyle are required.

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I'm Mad at Whole Foods and Trader Joes! Carolyn Martinelli
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