July 5, 2023 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
New study answers the question: Is anyone truly healthy? A new long-term study of population-level data shows that when it comes to health, pretty much everyone could make improvements, plus the relationship with risk factors and mortality changes over time, sometimes in surprising ways. “You can take this as a good news story or a bad news story, depending on how you want to look at these numbers,” says Faculty of Health Associate Professor with the School of Kinesiology and Health Science Jennifer Kuk, lead author of the study. “What we discovered is that the relationship with risk factors and mortality changes over time, which could be explained by factors such as evolution in treatments and changes in social stigma. “Overall, most of us have something wrong with us, and we’re more likely to have a lifestyle health-risk factor now than in the ’80s and that’s actually associated with even greater mortality risk now than before.” The research, published recently in PLOS One, took United States survey data from 1988 to 1994 and 1999 to 2014, and looked at the five-year mortality odds for people 20 or older. The research team looked at 19 different risk factors and then adjusted the data for age, sex, obesity category and ethnicity. What they found overall was that less than 3% of people had none of the risk factors. While previous research has documented the risk factors very well, Kuk says what was less understood was the relationship between various risks and the likelihood for mortality over time. Kuk and the research team found that that relationship could sometimes be paradoxical.
Gender dysphoria growing among younger adults amid ‘increasing acceptance,’ study finds Individuals are receiving diagnoses of gender dysphoria (GD) — also known as gender identity disorder — at younger ages, according to a new study published in General Psychiatry, an open access journal that covers mental health issues and more. “Gender dysphoria” is defined as “psychological distress that results from an incongruence between one’s sex assigned at birth and one’s gender identity,” per the American Psychiatric Association. It’s marked by a “desire and conviction to be the other gender,” said Dr. Ryan Sultan, director of integrative psych and a psychiatry professor at Columbia University in New York, in a statement to Fox News Digital. The average age of those diagnosed was 26 years old in 2021, down from age 31 in 2017, a group of researchers led by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia, determined. “Most of this change occurred because rates of GD increased among those between the ages of 15 and 30,” said Sultan. The study focused on 42 million patients — 66,078 of whom were identified to have gender dysphoria. Researchers reviewed data between 2017 and 2021 from the TriNetX database, which compiles medical records from multiple health care organizations.
Why symptoms of iron deficiency are often missed in young women and girls An underdiagnosed deficiency of an essential mineral may be contributing to fatigue, brain fog and concentration problems in almost 1 in 4 adolescent girls and young women in the United States. Almost 40% of American teenage girls and young women had low levels of iron, an important mineral needed to make red blood cells, a study published this week in JAMA found. It’s the first research to look at iron deficiency in young women and adolescent girls. For the study, researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School pulled data on girls and women ages 12-21 collected over the last 20 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They found 6% of the survey’s sample had iron-deficiency anemia. The findings weren’t a surprise to pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Angela Weyand, the lead author and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She often gets referrals from pediatricians and primary care physicians who suspect their patients might have an iron deficiency. She wondered how common the problem was. “I hypothesized that I was just seeing the tip of the iceberg and unfortunately that is true,” Weyand said. The CDC recommends a blood test for anemia every five to 10 years for women of reproductive age, but doctors don’t typically screen for iron deficiency. Weyand and her colleagues haven’t yet checked to see if iron deficiency is on the rise or has been consistently high for the last two decades.
Question of The Day!
My friend has been struggling with high blood pressure for years. He attempted to see if he could do things on his own like juicing, supplements etc and it resulted in no major changes. After soaring blood pressure that started to affect him with serious high blood pressure readings, he went to his physician. They tried medication after medication with no significant lowering and extreme side effects like major fatigue. His doctor ordered an ultrasound to look for any kidney blockage. He’s been an auto mechanic for over 30 years and I am suspecting other issues. What would you suggest he do to find out a root cause so he doesn’t have to rely on big pharma and big side effects?
Thanks for your help!
Special Guests – Jamie Dorley and Kristine Glein
Jamie Dorley has been involved in the natural health field in a variety of capacities for over twenty years. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University in community health, and certification from the American College of Sports medicine as a certified trainer, Jamie’s career includes having counseled and coached athletes, executives, and school teams, and many years serving as a sales executive and formulator for several national nutritional and sports supplement companies. As co-founder with Dr James Winer of Nutritional Frontiers, Jamie is the current CEO and oversees the formulation and distribution of premium therapeutic quality nutritional supplements through health professionals nationwide. His expertise is highly valued by the many patients whom he has helped with a wide variety of health challenges since joining the staff of Winer Wellness Center in 2007.
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Special Guest Kristine Glein
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