Friday, June 14, 2019

Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease

In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases, rather than just being associated with it.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Researchers learned how to better combat muscle loss during space flights

A new study has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions and uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can be tailored to minimize muscle loss for individual space travelers.

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Pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk

In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women's pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in breast milk, which can affect infant growth.

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Even in young children: Higher weight = higher blood pressure

Overweight 4-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A sauna session is just as exhausting as moderate exercise, study finds

Your blood pressure does not drop during a sauna visit -- it rises, as well as your heart rate. This increase is even comparable to the effect of a short, moderate workout, according to a new study.

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Evidence on ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks

Consumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices.

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Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood. Using a mouse model, a research team led by a biomedical scientists has found that overactive endocannabinoid signaling in the gut drives overeating in diet-induced obesity by blocking gut-brain satiation signaling.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily