Research Corner #2

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Research Corner – The latest headlines in Health and Wellness Research!

Sleep and soda:
Researchers examined data on 19,000 individuals and found that adults who sleep 5 hours or less per night drink more caffeinated sugary soda than individuals who sleep more than 5 hours per night. Soda and lack of sleep are independently linked to obesity.

Metabolic syndrome and cancer:
A study looking at adults over the age of 67 found that metabolic syndrome was linked to esophageal cancer. This link was found even in participants who did not have any acid reflux disease.

Smoking and risk of heart attack:
A study done in the United Kingdom found that smokers under the age of 50 were 8.5 more times likely to have a heart attack. All smokers were at increased risk but the greatest increase was in younger smokers.

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Jayna Hartig, MS, Health Coach

Jayna has her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia.  She is currently working towards getting her Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University.  As a Health Coach, Jayna works to help members with a variety of chronic health conditions.  She is also the Program Coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program.  Jayna has been with Denver Health since 2011.