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Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

Dr. Mike Roizen

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New studies: Grip Strength, Glucose Control, Long COVID

Michael Roizen, M.D. By Tuesday, 23 August 2022 11:45 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

A study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reported that your handshake conveys a lot about your personality. But that's not all your grip says about you.

A new study in BMJ Open found that if your grip strength — as measured twice on a hand dynamometer — is less than average for your sex, age, and body height, it can indicate an underlying, life-shortening health problem.

If you're losing your grip, it's smart to get a thorough physical checkup that assesses liver, heart, kidney, and gastrointestinal function, as well as glucose levels/insulin resistance, cardiovascular health, and nutritional status — and begin a strength-building routine to improve your overall muscle power.

Another study revealed that for people with diabetes, restricting eating to 10 hours a day improves glucose control. The study, which appeared in the journal Diabetologia, found that following the routine for three weeks lowered participants' 24-hour glucose levels from 7.6 mmol/L to 6.8 mmol/L, and their fasting glucose from 8.6 mmol/L to 7.6 mmol/L.

The last piece of news is about long COVID-19. Researchers have created a list of 62 symptoms — including brain fog, hair loss, and sexual dysfunction — that are associated with a history of COVID-19.

Because long COVID-19 is a highly individual condition, it's tough to diagnose. Knowing the wide range of potential symptoms may let those affected see about taking an antiviral medication (Food and Drug Administration-approved for treating COVID-19). A lab study indicates such drugs can ease post-infection symptoms.

© King Features Syndicate


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A study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reported that your handshake conveys a lot about your personality. But that's not all your grip says about you.
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