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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Drinking an Ice Slurry/water Mix Helps Body Cope With Exertion in Hot Weather

Oct. 19, 2016 — Temperature of water consumed may be as important as the amount when trying to manage thermoregulation, indicates new ... read more

Virtual Experience Gets the Elderly to Exercise

Oct. 18, 2016 — Virtual Reality can get the elderly in nursing homes to be happier about exercising. A new research project shows that the technology motivates older people in nursing homes to get ... read more

Replacing Diet Beverages With Water May Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight

Oct. 17, 2016 — In a study of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their ... read more

Want to Optimize Those 10,000 (or Fewer) Steps? Walk Faster, Sit Less

Oct. 14, 2016 — That popular daily target of 10,000 steps is a worthwhile goal, but a new study suggests that if you find that unattainable, don't despair - a smaller number, especially at moderate or greater ... read more

New Molecule May Help Fight Obesity by Converting 'Bad' Fat to 'Good' Fat

Oct. 14, 2016 — New research suggests that activation of a chemical called Beta-LGND2 by the estrogen receptor Beta (ER-Beta) reduces obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by converting bad fat (white fat) to good ... read more

Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother, Child Both

Oct. 14, 2016 — A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies. There are no standard guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy. The American College of ... read more

Coronary Artery Disease Tests Prompt Patients Toward Healthier Habits

Oct. 14, 2016 — Undergoing a computer tomographic angiography was a better motivator to get people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices than an exercise electrocardiography ... read more

Teens Light Up Cigarettes to Slim Down

Oct. 13, 2016 — Many doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes simply because they're addicted to the nicotine. But a group of researchers has found that overweight and obese teens ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Prox1 gene has long been known to play an important role in fetal development. Researchers have now discovered that Prox1 is essential also for skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation. Skeletal ... read more

Scientists Identify Potent New Anti-Obesity, Anti-Diabetes Target

Oct. 12, 2016 — Scientists have identified a key protein that promotes fat accumulation in animal models by slowing the breakdown and expenditure of fat and encouraging weight ... read more

Running Triggers Production of a Molecule That Repairs the Brain in Animal Models

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models. They found that this molecule, called VGF nerve growth factor, helps ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss. But in a study of 34 postmenopausal women with obesity, researchers ... read more

Eating Your Greens Could Enhance Sport Performance

Oct. 5, 2016 — Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has ... read more

Exercise Releases Hormone That Helps Shed, Prevent Fat

Oct. 4, 2016 — If a workout feels like more pain than gain, here's some motivation: Exercise releases a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from ... read more

A New Exercise Partner Is the Key to Exercising More

Oct. 4, 2016 — Researchers have been investigating whether having an exercise companion increases the amount of exercise we do. Researchers found that finding a new exercise companion increased the amount of ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle ... read more

Social Media and Activity Feedback Give No More Benefit Than Simpler Strategies

Oct. 3, 2016 — Providing physically inactive adults access to online social networking about walking as well as personalized feedback did not add more benefit than just providing emailed tips, according ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume, indicating its potential application in rehabilitation program, say researchers in a new ... read more

Exercise Not Shown to Reduce Women's Risk of Developing MS

Sep. 28, 2016 — A large, new study shows no evidence that exercise may reduce a woman's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Previous small studies had shown conflicting ... read more

Heart Disease Exercise Program Could Work for Bowel Cancer Patients

Sep. 28, 2016 — Could rehabilitation programs for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet? That’s the question cancer care experts have been ... read more

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