Research Corner #1

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

  1. Researchers found that African Americans who smoke one pack per day or more of cigarettes had a 62% higher risk of developing diabetes compared with African Americans who smoke less than a pack per day, those who had quit smoking and those who never smoked.
  2. Following a combined Mediterranean Diet and DASH Diet may help boost brain health and reduce cognitive decline.  The Mediterranean-DASH diet focuses on eating whole grains, leafy greens, nuts, berries, fish, poultry and olive oil.
  3. A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed that modest levels of physical activity during the day might lower a woman’s risk of death from any cause. Risk of death decreased even more for those who participated in higher intensity exercise.

Article Author

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.