The Top 5 Fibro Articles for the Week of April 1, 2013 are…
Food contains the materials of any animal or plant substances used to make them. That seems obvious and makes perfect sense. However, it has been hard to determine accurate measurements of these substances until now. This is a fascinating look at how that measurement is made :Novel Screening Procedure For Accurately Determining The Amount Of Animal, Plant, And Microbial Substances In Foods.
Next up: Metabolic Syndrome Risk Reduced By Monounsaturated Fats. This piece looks at the benefits of canola oil and high-oleic canola oils versus other oil blends when it comes to reducing abdominal fats. Reduction of abdominal fat is very important in terms of lowering the risk of Metabolic Syndrome, which relates to heart disease and Type II diabetes.
Our third Top 5 article covers meditation and the benefits it provides for Fibromyalgia patients. Read Fibromyalgia: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments – My Journey. find out how it helped Fibro Chick as well as catch up on her blog!
The fourth spot goes to Stroke May Trigger Chronic Pain (CME/CE), which explains how an ischemic stroke may turn into a chronic pain condition for one in every 10 patients. Such a pain condition increases cognitive and functional decline. This can occur in patients who have mild to moderate ischemic stroke. Neuropathic pain tops the list of the most common pain suffered in this scenario, according to researchers.
And we closed the week with a piece for men about low testosterone and how it links to a subtype of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Read more: Study:’Low-T’ Linked to RA Risk.
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