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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Exercise Is Good for Everyone, but Some Struggle More Than Others

Oct. 2, 2015 — People with increased risk of type 2 diabetes need to exercise more than others to achieve the same results, according to new ... read more

People With Genetic Variant Increasing Vitamin D Metabolism Improve Blood Sugar Control With High Protein Weight Loss Diet

Sep. 29, 2015 — People carrying a certain genetic variant relating to vitamin D metabolism are more likely to benefit from a high-protein weight loss diet than those without it, research ... read more

Focus on Well-Being Improves Worker Health While Lowering Costs

Sep. 23, 2015 — One company's program to improve employee well-being led to improvements in worker health and productivity while decreasing health care costs, reports a case study on the ... read more

Overweight Firefighters More Likely to Attempt Weight Loss If Advised by Doctor

Sep. 22, 2015 — Overweight firefighters are twice as likely to attempt to lose weight if their health care provider gives them weight loss advice, according to new research. More than 75 percent of firefighters are ... read more

Types of Athletic Training Affect How Brain Communicates With Muscles

Sep. 18, 2015 — The brains of endurance trainers communicate with muscles differently than those of strength trainers or sedentary individuals, new research shows. While it is not immediately clear why the ... read more

Tai Chi Linked to Improved Physical Capacity in Certain Common Long Term Conditions

Sep. 18, 2015 — The ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi is linked to improved physical capacity among older adults with certain common long term conditions, indicates a pooled analysis of the available ... read more

Parkinson's Disease: Everyday Activity More Beneficial Than Occasional Strenuous Exercise

Sep. 17, 2015 — Parkinson’s patients often become sedentary because of motor symptoms such as gait, balance problems or falls. However, new research finds that non-exercise physical activity, more than occasional ... read more

Physical Activity, Sadness, and Suicidality in Bullied U.S. Adolescents

Sep. 17, 2015 — Across the U.S., nearly 20% of students report being bullied on school property. Bullying is associated with academic struggle, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and self-harm. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: spinach makes you stronger. But it's the high nitrate content in the leafy greens -- not the iron -- that creates the effect. Building on a ... read more

Diet, Exercise, Smoking Habits and Genes Interact to Affect AMD Risk

Sep. 15, 2015 — People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and ... read more

Immune Cells May Help Fight Against Obesity

Sep. 15, 2015 — While a healthy lifestyle and 'good genes' are known to help prevent obesity, new research indicates that certain aspects of the immune system may also play an important role. In the new ... read more

Molecule Made by Muscle Shown for First Time to Build Bone

Sep. 14, 2015 — A recently identified molecule produced by skeletal muscle in response to exercise, has been shown to increase bone mass, according to a study. Although exercise is a well known stimulus for new bone ... read more

New Guideline Aims to Reduce Fractures in Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new guideline that aims to prevent fractures in residents of long-term care facilities is targeted at frail seniors and their families as well as health care workers. The guideline was developed ... read more

Pedaling Like a Tour De France Winner Is a Losing Strategy for Most of Us

Sep. 14, 2015 — Pedaling like Chris Froome or Alberto Contador might seem appealing, but researchers have found that for most of us it's likely to reduce rather than improve our cycling performance. That's ... read more

Connection Found Between Fitness Level, Brain Activity, and Executive Function

Sep. 11, 2015 — Brain function associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness plays a role in increased cognitive performance in older adults, according to a new study. Specifically, the scientists found that ... read more

Sedentary Lifestyle and Overweight Weaken Arterial Health Already in Childhood

Sep. 11, 2015 — Arterial wall stiffness and reduced arterial dilation are the first signs of cardiovascular diseases that can be measured. A new study carried out in Finland shows that low levels of physical ... read more

High-Intensity Training Delivers Results for Older Men, but Not for Older Women

Sep. 10, 2015 — High intensity training (HIT) is often recommended as a way to improve cardiovascular fitness in men and women. However, studies on these exercise regimens have focused on younger subjects. ... read more

Brief Bouts of Exercise Begin to Reverse Heart Abnormalities in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 9, 2015 — High intensity intermittent exercise training improves heart structure and benefits diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study shows for the first ... read more

Mothers Use Variety of Strategies to Mitigate Risks to Daughters' Body Image

Sep. 9, 2015 — Mothers bear some responsibility for their daughters' weight, socialization to accepted gender roles and general well being, researchers conclude at the end of a recent study. The analysis ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Inside our bones there is fat. Diabetes increases the amount of this marrow fat. And now a study shows how some diabetes drugs substantially increase bone fat and thus the risk of bone ... read more

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