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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Most Surgical Meniscus Repairs Are Unnecessary

July 22, 2016 — Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Getting fit and athletic -- while sitting? Researchers are developing an active chair. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a ... read more

High Fat Diet Improves Cartilage Repair in Mice

July 19, 2016 — Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high fat diet and increased body ... read more

Negative Stereotypes Affect Female Soccer Performance

July 14, 2016 — Subjecting female soccer players to a negative stereotype about their abilities reduced their dribbling speed significantly, according to a new study. The results demonstrate the impact negative ... read more

July 13, 2016 — People with serious weight problems who are not interested in or candidates for bariatric surgery can turn to physician-supervised weight-loss programs go beyond diet and exercise to tackle obesity ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A recent discovery holds promise for those who are obese or diabetic and do not benefit from medications to regulate their glucose and insulin ... read more

Consuming Probiotics Promotes Weight Loss, Reduces BMI

July 11, 2016 — Consuming probiotics, so-called ‘good bacteria’, can reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) according to a new ... read more

Exercise Training in Heart Failure: Shaping Your Proteins

July 8, 2016 — More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure. The results of this study suggest that heart failure development is associated with disruption of cardiac protein quality ... read more

Preconceptions Predict Coping, Health Outcomes

July 8, 2016 — A study into chronic kidney disease is currently underway. The work shows that people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) form pre-conceived beliefs about their illness which can impact their ... read more

Exercise Training in Heart Failure: Shaping Your Proteins

July 8, 2016 — Aerobic exercise training restored the cardiac protein quality control system in rats, showed a new study. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure and this situation ... read more

Exercise Improves Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

July 8, 2016 — Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new study. It appears the physical ... read more

Electric Assist Bikes Provide Meaningful Exercise, Cardiovascular Benefits for Riders

July 7, 2016 — A new study shows that using an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide riders with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, especially for ... read more

More Frequent Exercise Therapy Benefits Bone Strength in Very Low Weight Pre-Term Infants

July 7, 2016 — A new study investigated whether increasing the frequency of physical activity intervention to twice daily has a greater effect on bone strength compared to a once daily intervention or no ... read more

The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

July 7, 2016 — Women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to deliver vaginally than those who do not, and show no greater risk of preterm birth, research ... read more

Moderate and Vigorous Exercise Have Comparable Effects on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

July 6, 2016 — A brisk walk is just as good as a jog when it comes to fighting nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, researchers finds. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been associated with an increased risk of ... read more

Enjoying Meals Prepared at Home: Short-Cut to Avoiding Diabetes?

July 5, 2016 — People who often consume meals prepared at home are less likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than those who consume such meals less frequently, according to new epidemiological ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new ... read more

Extra Fat Does Not Act as an Insulator

July 5, 2016 — Carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice, a new study on the insulating effects of fat finds. What did work to keep the mice warm was fur. The research team found fur to ... read more

Walking Meetings Could Brings Longer and Healthier Lives to Office Workers

July 1, 2016 — Changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to a new study. The study ... read more

Researchers Identify Calorie-Burning Pathway in Fat Cells

June 30, 2016 — Investigators have identified a natural molecular pathway that enables cells to burn off calories as heat rather than store them as fat. This raises the possibility of a new approach to treating and ... read more

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