Integrative Medicine Alert – August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022
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This prospective cohort study found that healthy volunteers aged 63-80 years who participated in 18 months of a dance intervention experienced an increase in more hippocampal regions and greater improvements in balance compared to their age- and sex-matched peers who underwent 18 months of an aerobic fitness intervention.
Patients who underwent bariatric surgery reported more physical activity and less energy intake than those who were eligible for, but did not undergo, bariatric surgery; however, physical activity still did not reach recommended levels.
Obesity is a primary cause of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and improvements in weight and other lifestyle factors can yield benefits for OSA and related comorbidities.