Our Literature Review section continues with another installment of summaries from the medical literature. Our authors have found recent articles that have direct relevance to the practice of insurance medicine. The intent of the reading list is to provide the highlights of articles, not an in-depth analysis. Contributions to the reading list are invited. Please forward your citation and summary to Michael L. Moore, MD, Associate Editor, Literature Review at Moorem1@Nationwide.com. We will acknowledge all contributors in each issue's installment.

In this study of NHANES data, researchers utilized NHANES data to quantify the relationship between steps per day and mortality. NHANES participants in the 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 waves were given pedometers to wear for 1 week, removed only for sleeping, bathing or swimming. Until 2016, only pedometer ‘counts’ were available, making an analysis of steps per day impossible, but NHANES recently released step data. A pedometer count is a value...

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