By Adem Lewis / in , , , , /


N FOR SENIORS, AND THE COST OF ASTHMA. NEWS 4 TUCSON’S, SEAN MOONEY, HAS THE LATEST FINDINGS. ((SEAN OC)) A NEW STUDY FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL… REVEALS ASTHMA COSTS THE US ECONOMY MORE THAN 80 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR! THAT’S A COMBINATION OF MEDICAL EXPENSES… MISSED WORK OR SCHOOL DAYS … AND DEATHS FROM THE DISEASE. EXPERTS SAY THE COSTS ARE LIKELY EVEN HIGHER … BECAUSE THE DATA DID NOT INCLUDE PEOPLE WHOSE ASTHMA WAS LEFT UNTREATED. ((SEAN OC)) A NEW STUDY FROM THE UK FINDS THE MEDITERRANEA N DIET … COULD KEEP PEOPLE HEALTHY AND MORE INDEPENDENT AS THEY AGE. RESEARCHERS TRACKED THE HEALTH AND DIET OF OVER 5 THOUSAND OLDER ADULTS. SENIORS WHO STUCK TO A DIET HIGH IN FRUITS… VEGETABLES… AND WHOLE GRAINS WERE LESS THAN HALF AS LIKELY TO BECOME FRAIL … THAN THOSE WITH LESS HEALTHY DIETS. FRAILTY CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF FALLS… DISABILITY AND EARLY DEATH. ((SEAN OC)) AND FINALLY … A WARNING FOR DOG AND CAT OWNERS ABOUT THE RISKS OF A RAW MEAT DIET. A TEAM OF RESEARCHERS IN THE NETHERLANDS SAY THESE PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN HARMFUL BACTERIA


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