Four Top Stories on Metabolic Insights:
Many well-meaning physicians may not bring up blood sugar until prediabetes or Type 2 has set in. Here’s how to talk to your doctor before you get there.Read the Article
Three Research Studies that Caught Our Eye
tl;dr: How often should you stand up and stretch your legs? That may depend on your health goals. A small study of adults found that in order to significantly reduce glucose levels, participants needed to take a five-minute walking break every thirty minutes; to lower blood pressure, by contrast, a single one-minute break each hour sufficed.
(Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise) (Original Study)
tl;dr: A study of 16 Texas elementary schools finds that school-based gardening and nutrition programs may improve metabolic health metrics among children with overweight. In this high-risk group, kids with access to the program experienced improvements in glucose control and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
(JAMA Network Open) (Original Study)
Four Things to Watch and Listen To
Dr. Anjali Dsouza and Mike Haney discuss how functional medicine differs from traditional medicine—focusing on the former’s ability to address root causes of disease.
Dr. Casey Means and Dr. Mark Hyman describe five wellness tactics that may help you live longer and feel better.