NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
September 21, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that more than 1 in 4 adults in the United States aged 50 years or older reported having engaged in no physical activity within the previous month, a new study from last week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported?

This translates into 31 million inactive adults. Such sedentary habits can have serious health and economic consequences.

Well Connect Subscribers: Natural Foods Shopping List Update
Make sure to access the latest updated version in next Monday's eNewsletter.

Twinlab Magnesium Oxide Caps Unavailable
We recommend a magnesium oxide source for those with constipation. We have no idea when Twinlab will be stocking it again, if ever. We will now recommend Carlson Magnesium Oxide going forward.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Mediterranean Eating Style Should Be Prescribed by Physicians
Bonnie and Steve: The eating style we most often recommend encompasses Mediterranean-style fundamentals, with some Paleo. The following recent data exhibits why we should all incorporate as many Mediterranean-style fundamentals as we can.

Compared with a low-fat diet, a study from the September issue of The Journal of Nutrition states that those following a Mediterranean diet eating style at both 3 and 5 years had significant reductions of more than 16% in plasma concentrations of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor, and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1, whereas there were no significant changes in the low-fat diet group. The anti-inflammatory role of the Mediterranean eating style explains in part the long-term cardioprotective effect.

A study from last month's Metabolism found that there is a 40% reduction in the risk of developing diabetes, regardless of world region and patient's health status if following a Mediterranean eating style. Additionally, when obtaining glycemic control in patients with diabetes, it was found that a Mediterranean diet with low carbohydrate content had a higher rate of remission in patients with diabetes, when compared to low-fat content.

Triple Threat
The findings of a study from the July issue of Annals of Internal Medicine suggest that following a Mediterranean eating style with no restriction on fat intake may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular (CV) events, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

The researchers stated that healthy diets can include a lot of fat, especially if healthy fat; and the emphasis in the United States at least for the past thirty years has been that it's important to reduce fat of all kind, which was the wrong advice.

"It turns out that the obesity epidemic in this country is probably more due to our increased consumption of refined grains and added sugar and not so much from our fat consumption," the lead author claims.
Dementia Diet
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Future of Genetics & Wellness Is Now
Bonnie and Steve: It only takes a few simple steps to get individualized genetic nutritional support. Test your genome. We translate the results in a way you can understand. We target your individualized needs with nutritional support that can be easily implemented.

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Have a happy, healthy day,
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