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>> A lower risk of death with more of these

>> Your bedding and hormones: a pattern

The Med & Mic™ 10.10.22

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Reduction of cancer and heart disease risk with 10K steps

Getting in 10,000 steps a day is linked to a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Researchers analyzed the information on 78,500 people ages 40 to 79 from a UK database. The participants wore accelerometers on their wrists to record step count and intensity. The data were monitored for seven years. The more steps, the less death. With every 2,000 steps, the risk for premature death fell by 8%-11%. (Source: FOX News, J. Musto, 10.8.22)

Weighted blankets for more melatonin

A study in the Journal of Sleep Research shows weighted blankets increase levels of melatonin, a sleep hormone. In the Swedish study, 26 adults slept with either a light blanket or a blanket weighted to equal 12% of the person’s body weight. The level of melatonin in the saliva of the participants sleeping with a weighted blanket was 30% higher. There was no change in the level of oxytocin or cortisol, two other hormones the researchers checked. The study’s lead author is an employee of the European blanket company that provided the weighted blankets but did not have a role in study design or analysis. (Source: Medical News Today, C. Pelc, 10.9.22)

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