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May 6, 2015

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Apr. 28, 2015 — Latino adults with diabetes who participated in a church-based education program reported eating less high-fat food and exercising more following a trial intervention program. The Picture Good Health ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — The number one killer of firefighters isn’t burns or smoke inhalation; it's stress and exertion, which kills about 50 firefighters each year nationwide. To help firefighters and law ... read more

Alginate-Enriched Bread Shown to Reduce Fat Digestion and Absorption in Patients With NAFLD

Apr. 23, 2015 — Alginate-enriched bread has the potential to inhibit fat digestion and circulatory lipids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduces Disease Risk Among Smokers

Apr. 17, 2015 — Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, ... read more

After Prostate Cancer, Start Walking, Experts Say

Apr. 16, 2015 — Walking at an easy pace for about three hours every week may be just enough physical activity to help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects of their treatment, according to a new ... read more

Are Health Apps Beneficial for Healthy People?

Apr. 14, 2015 — Health apps have the potential to make a broad impact on the health of the general population, argues one expert. But another explains that there is not enough evidence to support such claims and ... read more

How Does Bench Angle Affect Upper Body Muscle Activation During Bench Press Exercise?

Apr. 14, 2015 — Muscular activation during exercise is the key to developing muscle mass and strength and the bench press exercise is a popular and widely used method of building upper body strength. In a new study, ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar to tell exactly where the runner is on the ... read more

More Salt Doesn't Mean Better Performance for Endurance Athletes

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study cast doubts on the popular idea that salt consumption can help endurance athletes during competition. "While moderate sodium consumption is perfectly reasonable and should be ... read more

Tango Dancing Benefits Parkinson's Patients

Apr. 13, 2015 — Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson's disease, according to findings in a new study that looked at changes in ... read more

Choice of Protein And Carbohydrate-Rich Foods May Have Big Effects on Long-Term Weight Gain

Apr. 9, 2015 — Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study also suggests that changes in refined ... read more

Male Offspring Get Most Benefit from Pregnant Mother's Exercise

Apr. 8, 2015 — Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, an animal study has found. "Maternal exercise significantly improved male ... read more

Short-Term Exercise Programs Can Prevent Falls by Seniors, Researchers Say

Apr. 8, 2015 — New research findings into how and why seniors fall may provide healthcare providers with insight on improved balance and strength-training strategies to prevent tumbles by the ... read more

Rats Fed a Dietary Fiber Supplement Had Better Weight Control

Apr. 8, 2015 — Rats fed a fiber supplement while on a high fat and high sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fiber, a study shows. A team of researchers says the study helps ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the Western world. A new study shows that exercise, regardless of frequency or intensity, benefits obese ... read more

Obese Patients Improve Physically, Mentally After Bariatric Surgery

Apr. 8, 2015 — Bariatric surgery, or reduction of gastric capacity, is one of the longer lasting options to achieve considerable weight loss in obese people. A researcher has participated in a study that confirms ... read more

Into Thin Air and Back: Altitude Can Change Gene Expression?

Apr. 7, 2015 — The underlying muscle physiology from a group of highland and lowland deer mice has been evaluated by researchers who found that population differences were associated with changes in the expression ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Just as some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring, others are born with a knack for memorizing things, from times tables to trivia facts. These ... read more

Women Smokers Concerned About Weight Are Less Likely to Try to Quit

Apr. 6, 2015 — Women who believe smoking helps them manage their weight are less likely to try quitting in response to anti-smoking policies than other female smokers in the U.S. A new study is the first to find ... read more

Cells Exercise Suboptimal Strategy to Survive

Apr. 6, 2015 — Analysis of suboptimal metabolic pathways gives a more realistic picture of why organisms are able to adapt to new environments, according to researchers at studying systemic response to hypoxia and ... read more

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