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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Elite Cyclists Are More Resilient to Mental Fatigue

July 26, 2016 — As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new ... read more

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

July 19, 2016 — When we exercise, our body’s oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. A new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the ... read more

Mental, Physical Exercises Produce Distinct Brain Benefits

July 18, 2016 — Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new ... read more

Moderately Reducing Calories in Non-Obese People Reduces Inflammation

July 14, 2016 — Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to new results from a large, multicenter study. The paper reveals that a 25 percent reduction in calories can significantly lower ... 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

Losing Weight Lowered Levels of Proteins Associated With Tumor Growth

July 14, 2016 — Overweight or obese women who lost weight through diet or a combination of diet and exercise also significantly lowered levels of proteins in the blood that help certain tumors grow, according to a ... 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

Fat Cells May Play Key Role in Battle Against Breast Cancer

July 13, 2016 — New research highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer, including using exercise to combat the disease. For nearly a half century, researchers have ... read more

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: When Genes Fail to Respond

July 13, 2016 — It is widely accepted that physical exercise lowers the risk of developing diabetes. Yet in one in five participants in related studies this positive effect fails to materialize. Researchers and ... 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

Cancer Risk May Rise Before and Immediately After a Diabetes Diagnosis

July 11, 2016 — A new study indicates that individuals with diabetes may have an elevated risk of developing cancer before and immediately after a diabetes diagnosis. The findings point to the need for a better ... 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

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