Comparing the Influences of Spouses or Partners With Other Family Members in the Ability of Young Asian Americans to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
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by Soyoung Kwon, Shahmir H. Ali, Ralph J. DiClemente
4d ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. The relationship between family dynamics and health has been extensively studied, but the specific pathways involved are not yet fully understood. The role of intimate partner relationships in promoting and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors remains understudied, particularly in minority populations. This study addressed this gap by examining how frequent spousal and familial interactions affect healthy lifestyle behaviors in young Asian Americans. Survey data from Asian American adults aged 18 to 35, collected in March 2021, is used ..read more
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The Role of Nursing in Pediatric Lifestyle Medicine
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by Laura L. Hayman
4d ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. Lifestyle medicine is a critically important part of optimizing holistic health across the life course of individuals. For children and adolescents, lifestyle medicine with the focus on developing healthy lifestyle behaviors, is initiated early in life and emphasizes multidisciplinary, multisectoral efforts. Central to these efforts is primordial prevention, with an emphasis on developing and maintaining healthy patterns of lifestyle behaviors. Viewed within a socio-ecological model of health and behavior, contexts including families, sch ..read more
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Associations Between Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease in Young Adults
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by Elizabeth Moxley, Marc Conrad, Desale Habtezgi, Clayton Camic, Peter Joseph Chomentowski, Barrie P. Bode, Rachel Kowal, Troy Loeser, Sara Budhwani
1w ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. IntroductionCardiovascular disease (CVD) impacts 50% of U.S. adults although few studies evaluate young adults’ cardiovascular disease risk. Early identification of cardiovascular disease risk may mitigate increased adulthood incidence. We analyzed (CVD) risk factors and their association with cardiovascular fitness ([math] o2max) to devise effective strategies to improve cardiovascular health across the lifespan.MethodsA cross-sectional study evaluated the effect of a single bout of aerobic exercise on cardiovascular disease risk factors ..read more
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Service-Learning Through Community-Based Exercise Teaching Enhances Medical Students’ Exercise Knowledge, Counseling Confidence, and Habits
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by Isabel Edge, Jo Marie Reilly, Ilana Simon Greenberg
1w ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. Exercise is a pivotal tool in the prevention and management of chronic disease, a cornerstone of primary care. Yet, there is little formal exercise education in medical school and many medical students feel unprepared to effectively counsel patients about exercise. Since 2019, medical students in the Primary Care Program (PCP), a primary care-focused educational track, at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) have taught exercise classes to the local community as part of a service-learning exper ..read more
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Lifestyle Medicine Performance Measures: An Expert Consensus Statement Defining Metrics to Identify Remission or Long-Term Progress Following Lifestyle Medicine Treatment
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by John H. Kelly, Liana Lianov, Dexter Shurney, Sley Tanigawa Guimarães, Mechelle Palma, Caldwell Esselstyn, Scott Stoll, Padmaja Patel, Brenda Rea, Koushik Reddy, George Guthrie, Michelle Reiss, Micaela C. Karlsen
1w ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. ObjectiveThe objective of this expert consensus process was to define performance measures that can be used to document remission or long-term progress following lifestyle medicine (LM) treatment.MethodsExpert panel members with experience in intensive, therapeutic lifestyle change (ITLC) developed a list of performance measures for key disease states, using an established process for developing consensus statements adapted for the topic. Proposed performance measures were assessed for consensus using a modified Delphi process.ResultsAfte ..read more
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Effectiveness in Preventing Hearing Loss: Meta-Analysis of Dietary Consumption Studies
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by Laura Faustino Gonçalves, Karina Mary de Paiva, Marcos José Machado, Alessandra Giannella Samelli, Patrícia Haas
2w ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. Objective: The systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to verify the occurrence of a protective effect on hearing loss due to a higher intake of carotenoids, vitamins A, C, E, and folate present in diets. Methods: The search for scientific articles was carried out by 2 independent researchers in electronic databases. Meta-analysis was performed by constructing summary risk measures for each vitamin or antioxidant, combining the risk ratios or adjusted odds ratios (OR) for the various variables observed in the highest categories of vita ..read more
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Lifestyle Behaviors of Bronx Middle-School Students Enrolled in an Afterschool Program: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Shutdown
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by Emily Danielle Yamron, Jee-Young Moon, Paul Meissner, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Shankar Viswanathan, Jessica Rieder
3w ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. Background: A minority of American youth meet CDC lifestyle behavior recommendations. Children in the Bronx face barriers to healthy behaviors amplified by COVID-19. This research evaluated baseline behavior among distinct cohorts attending afterschool programming before and after the COVID-19 shutdown. Methods: Three Bronx public schools collected demographic and behavior data at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. This was compared to baseline data from students during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years at 1 school. Results: D ..read more
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Mindfulness-Based Interventions Targeting Modifiable Lifestyle Behaviors Associated With Brain Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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by Ryan A. Mace, Matthew J. Stauder, Sarah W. Hopkins, Joshua E. Cohen, Malvina O. Pietrzykowski, Lisa L. Philpotts, Christina M. Luberto, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
1M ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. A systematic review and meta-analysis investigated randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) targeting lifestyle behaviors commonly associated with brain health in adults. Data sources included Ovid Medline, Ovid PsycINFO, CINAHL [EBSCO], Embase, Cochrane Library [Ovid], Web of Science, and https://ClinicalTrials.gov. Studies were screened using Covidence 2.0. A total of 79 published RCTs of MBIs for adults (18+, patient and non-patient populations) targeting one or more lifestyle behavior (physical activ ..read more
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Healthcare Workers’ Perceptions of Work-Related Stress and Burnout: Strategies and Barriers for Self-Care
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by Michelle Kober, Yu-Ping Chang
1M ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. Background: There is little research providing critical understanding of how healthcare professionals perceive and manage work-related stress. This study aims to understand healthcare workers’ perspectives regarding work-related stress and burnout, strategies and barriers for self-care, and organizational support for self-care and resiliency. Methods: A qualitative descriptive approach was used. Individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted with healthcare workers from 5 organizations in New York State. Data was analyzed using Bra ..read more
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Current Evidence on Common Dietary Supplements for Sleep Quality
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by Monica Kazlausky Esquivel, Brittany Ghosn
1M ago
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Ahead of Print. Poor sleep quality impacts nearly 70 million adults in the United States, resulting in nearly 1 in 5 adults regularly utilizing some sleep aid, either prescription or over-the-counter. Common dietary supplements utilized to improve sleep quality include nitrates, melatonin, magnesium, zinc, vitamin D, and L-theanine. While underlying physiologic mechanisms support the potential impact these compounds have on sleep quality, evidence from clinical trials varies widely. Melatonin and magnesium are two of the more widely researched supplement ..read more
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