The association between celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults
According to a recent paper published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, regular exercise may be linked to a lowered risk of developing glaucoma. Researchers, evaluating 5,650 men and women between the ages of 48 and 90, found that people who engaged in moderate physical exercise 15 years prior had a 25 percent reduced risk of low ocular perfusion pressure, a risk factor for glaucoma. “It appears that OPP is largely determined by cardiovascular fitness,” author Paul J. Foster, M.D. Ph.D., of the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology said in a statement. “We cannot comment on the cause, but there is certainly an association between a sedentary lifestyle and factors which increase glaucoma risk.” Better Sleep Breaking a sweat during the day may just mean better beauty sleep at night. According to a large study published last year in the journal Mental Health and Physical activity, people who exercised at a moderate or vigorous level for at least 150 minutes a week (that’s just over 20 minutes a day) reported 65 percent better sleep quality than their more sedentary peers. “Increasingly, the scientific evidence is encouraging as regular physical activity may serve as a non-pharmaceutical alternative to improve sleep,” study author Brad Cardinal, a professor of exercise science at Oregon State University said in a statement when the findings were released. And that, in turn, could have a whole host of additional benefits, as poor quality sleep has been linked to increases in inflammation, high blood pressure, and increased blood glucose levels in people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. A Sharper Brain Looking at your body holistically, what’s healthy for the whole body — good nutrition, plenty of rest, supportive relationships — is also good for the brain, explains Katz. And the same goes for regular exercise. “If something is good for your brain, it’s probably good for you,” he told The Huffington Post. “And if it’s not good for you, it’s probably not good for your brain.” In the short term, exercise means increased blood flow to the brain, which can help you stay sharper.
Methods All patients in a large Canadian city diagnosed with EoE or CD over a five-year period were identified. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. Results Over the five-year study EoE was diagnosed in 421 patients and CD was diagnosed in 763 patients. The incidence of EoE ranged from 2.1 to 10.7 cases per 100,000 population. The incidence of CD ranged from 10.4 to 15.7 cases per 100,000 population. Among the EoE cohort, 83 (20%) cases of EoE and 245 (32%) cases of CD were diagnosed in pediatric patients. The incidence of EoE in the pediatric subpopulation ranged from 3.7 to 6.9 cases per 100,000 population. The incidence of CD in the pediatric subpopulation ranged from 9.5 to 22.7 cases per 100,000 population. The concomitant diagnosis of both EoE and CD was made in three patients, all of whom were pediatric males. The SIR for EoE in the CD cohort was 48.4 (95% CI = 9.73, 141.41) with a SIR for CD within the paediatric EoE cohort of 75.05 (95% CI = 15.08, 219.28). Conclusions This study confirms the association between EoE and CD.
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