Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Middle-Aged White Americans Experiencing More Joint and Neurological Pain?



Interesting new study documents rising death rates among white, middle-aged Americans. The cause of death is being attributed to substance abuse, especially of alcohol and opiates. But notice that the explanation for the increased substance abuse is joint and neurological PAIN:
Gina Kolata, Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds, The New York Times, November 2, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/health/death-rates-rising-for-middle-aged-white-americans-study-finds.html?emc=edit_th_20151103&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0

Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling.
That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case

Dr. Case, investigating indicators of poor health, discovered that middle-aged people, unlike the young and unlike the elderly, were reporting more pain in recent years than in the past. A third in this group reported they had chronic joint pain over the years 2011 to 2013, and one in seven said they had sciatica. Those with the least education reported the most pain and the worst general health...

...With the pain and mental distress data, Dr. Deaton said, “we had the two halves of the story.” Increases in mortality rates in middle-aged whites rose in parallel with their increasing reports of pain, poor health and distress, he explained. They provided a rationale for the increase in deaths from substance abuse and suicides.
I think the solution is not to focus exclusively on substance abuse but rather to address the chronic joint and neurological pain that is probably a major factor driving substance abuse.

Substance abuse, in my opinion, is the symptom that exacerbates the condition, not the exclusive cause.


8 comments:

  1. Leuren Moret is claiming strange things again. She is claiming some radiation is good for arthritis. Leuren Moret is a Cointelpro spook and former intellegence officer for the US military. She has aid a lot of nonsense. Like that Glen Seaborg carried a piece of plutonium in his pocket. She also said that Fukushima radiation could be pushed put of the atmosphere usin HAARP like technologyhttps://cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php?topic=6590.15

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  2. leuren moret cassiopia
    https://cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php?topic=6590.15

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  3. Latest big conspiracy theory. Nukes Dont exist. On Icke , GLP, Atlantean society. Even alex jones followers.https://youtu.be/sULjMjK5lCI
    This is another crappy cointelpro ploy

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  4. the nightshade family plants (tomaotes, potatoes, eggplant +) contribute to joint swelling/pain and arthritis. A diet heavy in these foods combined with GMOs in foods, and no detox may contribute (due to pain) to higher consumption rates of alcohol which can exacerbate the physical decline and instances of death.

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  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12569016
    Radiation dose-dependent increases in inflammatory response markers in A-bomb survivors.

    Hayashi T1, Kusunoki Y, Hakoda M, Morishita Y, Kubo Y, Maki M, Kasagi F, Kodama K, Macphee DG, Kyoizumi S.

    Author information

    1Department of Radiobiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, 5-2 Hijiyama Park, Minami Ward, Hiroshima 732-0815 Japan. tomo@rerf.or.jp

    Abstract

    PURPOSE:

    The well-documented increases in malignant tumours in the A-bomb survivors have recently been supplemented by reports that non-cancer diseases, including cardiovascular disease, may also have increased in incidence with increasing radiation dose. Given that low-level inflammatory responses are widely accepted as a significant risk factor for such diseases, we undertook a detailed investigation of the long-term effects of ionizing radiation on the levels of the inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in A-bomb survivors.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS:

    Blood samples were taken from 453 participants in a long-term epidemiological cohort of A-bomb survivors. Plasma levels of CRP and IL-6 were measured using standard antibody-mediated procedures. Relationships between CRP or IL-6 levels and radiation dose were then investigated by multivariate regression analysis. Blood lymphocytes from each individual were used for immunophenotyping by flow cytometry with murine monoclonal antibodies to CD3, CD4 and CD8.

    RESULTS:

    CRP levels were significantly increased by about 31% Gy(-1) of estimated A-bomb radiation (p=0.0001). Higher CRP levels also correlated with age, male gender, body mass index and a history of myocardial infarction. After adjustments for these factors, CRP levels still appeared to have increased significantly with increasing radiation dose (about 28% increase at 1Gy, p=0.0002). IL-6 levels also appeared to have increased with radiation dose by 9.3% at 1Gy (p=0.0003) and after multiple adjustments by 9.8% at 1Gy (p=0.0007). The elevated CRP and IL-6 levels were associated with decreases in the percentages of CD4(+) helper T-cells in peripheral blood lymphocyte populations.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    Our results appear to indicate that exposure to A-bomb radiation has caused significant increases in inflammatory activity that are still demonstrable in the blood of A-bomb survivors and which may lead to increased risks of cardiovascular disease and other non-cancer diseases.

    PMID: 12569016 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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  6. Death rates rise in general from here on out. See graph below.

    http://gailtheactuary.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/limits-to-growth-forecast.png

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  7. I'm sure I'm not the only one who noticed the year the joint pain started was 2011. Hmmm, what else happened in 2011?

    Also, radiation causes inflammation --> inflammation causes pain, as in joint pain

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