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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Another Reason to Stay Active as We Age

May 26, 2016 — Researchers found that individuals who maintain an active jogging habit into their senior years are spending nearly the same amount of metabolic energy as a ... read more

New Brain-Training Tool to Help People Cut Drinking

May 19, 2016 — An online exercise featured in the first episode of BBC One’s ‘Lose Weight for Love’ is now available to the public for free to help people who want to cut down on ... read more

Rhythm of 'Detox' and Feeding Genes in Fruitflies, Mice Coordinated by Neuropeptide

May 18, 2016 — A 24-hour rhythm of cellular detoxification in flies and mammals is coordinated by a neuropeptide that also drives feeding in both organisms. Many detoxification genes are expressed with a circadian ... read more

First National Study of US Parks Finds Low Use by Adults, Seniors and Females

May 18, 2016 — Although it is critically important for adults and seniors to engage in physical activity, most neighborhood parks have few programmed activities targeted to those groups, according to a new study. ... read more

Using Exercise to Reduce Glutamate Build-Up in the Brain

May 17, 2016 — Exercise has the potential to decrease toxic build-up in the brain, reducing the severity of brain disorders such as Huntington's disease, report ... read more

Being Fit May Slow Lung Function Decline as We Age

May 16, 2016 — Being fit may reduce the decline in lung function that occurs as we grow older, according to new ... read more

Converting Cells to Burn Fat, Not Store It

May 16, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat -- a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular ... read more

Regular Physical Activity Is 'Magic Bullet' for Pandemics of Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease

May 16, 2016 — The statistics on regular physical activity in the U.S. are bleak; only about 20 percent of Americans engage in recommended levels of regular physical activity and about 64 percent never do any ... read more

Home-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation as Effective as Hospital-Based

May 16, 2016 — Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation may be equally effective in improving fitness and quality of life as a traditional center-based program for COPD ... read more

Program Participation Results in Long-Term Weight Loss

May 14, 2016 — A new study demonstrates the effectiveness of long-term participation in a national weight-loss ... read more

Another Reason for Wine Lovers to Toast Resveratrol

May 13, 2016 — Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and ... read more

Physical Activity, Functional Ability Increase After Weight Loss Surgery

May 12, 2016 — People who have their stomach size surgically reduced move around more and easier after weight loss surgery, a study has found. Patients are able to walk further and are more physically active in the ... read more

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Cervical Cancer

May 10, 2016 — Even 30 minutes of exercise per week has the potential to significantly reduce a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a study, report ... read more

Videogame Addiction Leads to Sleep Loss, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk in Some Gamers

May 9, 2016 — The team studied a group of children and teens ages 10 to 17 who were in lifestyle management programs – either for weight management or lipid disorders. The study looked at whether the videogame ... read more

Study of Elite Paralympic Athletes Supports Benefits of Exercise for Children With Cerebral Palsy

May 6, 2016 — For highly trained Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy, bone mineral density and other measures of body composition are similar to those of able-bodied adults of similar age, reports a new ... read more

Mothers' Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain, Elevated Blood Sugar 'Imprint' Obesity in Children

May 6, 2016 — Children whose mothers gain excess weight or have elevated blood sugar during their pregnancies are more likely to become overweight or obese during their first decade of life, according to a new ... read more

Heavy Body Shape Across Lifespan Associated With Highest Mortality

May 5, 2016 — People who are lean for life have the lowest mortality, while those with a heavy body shape from childhood up to middle age have the highest mortality, reveal findings of a large ... read more

In-Patient Rehab Recommended Over Nursing Homes for Stroke Rehab

May 4, 2016 — New guidelines have been released on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal ... read more

Holistic Approach to Mealtimes Could Help Dementia Sufferers

May 4, 2016 — Eating together could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition, new research shows. Researchers looked at mealtime interventions including changing the color of the plate, ... read more

Turn Up the Heat to Increase Altitude Tolerance

May 3, 2016 — Simple heat-based exercise can be just as effective as low-oxygen training to improve physical performance and altitude tolerance, new study reveals. The new work suggests that heat-based exercise ... read more

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