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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Health News: Study links marijuana use to poor blood sugar control ♦ Yoga improves arthritis symptoms, mood, ♦ Number of people at high risk of fracture set to double by 2040

Analysis of 21 studies shows exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes A meta-analysis of 21 studies shows that exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes by 61 percent, with different types of pesticides showing varying levels of risk.
Study links marijuana use to poor blood sugar control in middle age Current and former users of marijuana are more likely to have prediabetes -- the state of poor blood sugar control that can progress to type 2 diabetes -- than never users of marijuana. However the researchers failed to establish a direct link between marijuana use and type 2 diabetes.
Yoga improves arthritis symptoms, mood,  Yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis, a randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found. The researchers report that eight weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental well being of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Spleen may provide new target for treating stroke's debilitating chronic inflammation Stroke injures the brain, but a new study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating stroke-induced chronic inflammation leading to further brain cell death.
Number of people at high risk of fracture set to double by 2040 A new study projects a dramatic increase in the burden of fragility fractures within the next three decades. By 2040, approximately 319 million people will be at high risk of fracture -- double the numbers considered at high risk today.

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