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May 27, 2017

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May 27, 2017

Sleep Loss Affects Your Waistline

May 22, 2017 — Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can ... read more

Regular Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Time Reduces Build-Up of Dangerous Liver Fat

May 16, 2017 — New research shows that both regular physical activity and avoiding inactivity (sedentary behavior) help reduce build-up of dangerous liver fat, an important complication of ... read more

Osteoarthritis Could Be Prevented With Good Diet and Exercise

May 12, 2017 — Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review ... read more

Lifting Your Spirits Doesn't Require Many Reps

May 12, 2017 — Engaging in light or moderate physical activity such as taking a walk or going for a bike ride is the best way for normally inactive people to beat the blues and improve their sense of well-being, ... read more

Beetroot Juice May Provide Benefits to Heart Disease Patients

May 10, 2017 — A new study finds that dietary nitrate—a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure—may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart ... read more

Common Sweetener in Low-Cal Foods Also a Marker for Weight Gain

May 10, 2017 — A new study has identified the sugar alcohol erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass. In contrast to previous assumptions and research, erythritol can be metabolized by, and even produced ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Researchers have synthesize over 15 years of theoretical and empirical findings from long-term study of the Tsimane forager-farmers. In they find productivity and social status peak long after ... read more

New Findings May Explain the Advantages of Polyunsaturated Fat

May 8, 2017 — Previous research has demonstrated that saturated fat is more fattening and less muscle building than polyunsaturated fats. A new study shows that the choice of fat causes epigenetic changes which in ... read more

Prolonged Military-Style Training Causes Changes to Intestinal Bacteria, Increases Inflammation

May 4, 2017 — A new study finds that long periods of physiological stress can change the composition of microorganisms residing in the intestines (intestinal microbiota), which could increase health risks in ... read more

May 4, 2017 — The function and distribution of adipose tissue in the body change during the course of life. Beige fat cells, a special type of adipocytes, have the capability to use energy reserves – fatty ... read more

May 3, 2017 — A new study adds more information about how physical activity impacts brain physiology and offers hope that it may be possible to reestablish some protective neuronal connections. Researchers ... read more

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Can Reduce Risk of Fatty Liver

May 3, 2017 — Cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely related to risk of fatty liver, according to a new study. The research shows that, despite the person's weight, achieving moderate cardiorespiratory ... read more

May 2, 2017 — A team of scientists has identified an enzyme that could help in the continuous battle against mid-life obesity and fitness loss. The discovery in mice could upend current notions about why people ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Sedentary mice given the drug ran longer without ... read more

Brain Oxygenation and the Critical Importance of Pace in Long-Distance Races

May 2, 2017 — A new study suggests that elite Kenyan runners cannot defend their brain oxygenation when they are obliged to run to the point of exhaustion and close to their physiological limits. This partly ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Overweight and obese people who lost a substantial amount of weight over a 48-month period showed significantly lower degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new ... read more

Modest Increases in Kids' Physical Activity Could Avert Billions in Medical Costs

May 1, 2017 — Increasing the percentage of elementary school children in the United States who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32 percent to 50 percent would avoid $21.9 ... read more

Brain Tissue Structure Could Explain Link Between Fitness and Memory

May 1, 2017 — Studies have suggested a link between fitness and memory, but researchers have struggled to find the mechanism that links them. A new study found that the key may lie in the microstructure of the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. But to do so, one needs a reliable way to calculate the concentration of carbon dioxide we produce indoors. ... read more

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers report that an analysis of survey responses and health records of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years suggests a 'synergistic' link between exercise and good ... read more

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