Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Females no longer neglected in obesity research

Scientists revise the typical use of male rats and point to sex-differences that can drastically change how we approach obesity and the related health problems in females.

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E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight

An innovative e-tool is helping lift the blinders for parents of children with excess weight by offering much-needed and welcomed support.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

High-altitude living decreases the risk of heart disease

This new research is the first to to link living at high altitudes and the risk to initially healthy people developing all the criteria that make up the metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as excess body fat around the waist, that contributes to serious health problems.

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The Balanced Blonde: How I Found The Right Fitness Routine For Me

Jordan Younger, from the blog the Balanced Blonde, on how she decides on—and sticks to—a fitness program.

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Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide new targets for treating hypertension

Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.

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Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea

More than 160 million people in the US drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new analysis reveals just how much Americans are adding to their caloric intake by spicing up or sweetening their coffee or tea.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

78 percent of hospital workers in Houston are overweight or obese

Seventy-eight percent of employees at Houston hospitals are overweight or obese, according to a study.

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Telephone wellness coaching helps members lose weight, study finds

People who voluntarily participated in individual wellness coaching by telephone for weight management lost an average of 10 pounds each and changed their weight trajectories from upward to downward, according to a new study.

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A way out of the junk-food eating cycle

Context can lead to poor food choice and perpetuate junk-food eating. But with the right cues, the bad habit can be broken, study shows. The results in rats show how entering an environment where a certain food type is routinely consumed can bias future decisions, with relevance for people and simple interventions.

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High maternal BMI during pregnancy unlikely to cause fatness in childhood and adolescence

There is little evidence to support any long-term impact of maternal body mass index (BMI) in pregnancy on a child's risk of fatness in childhood and adolescence, according to a new study.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Swapping Cardio For Powerlifting Helped This Woman Lose 37 Pounds

Behold, the power of strength training.

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Modest physical activity associated with improvement in markers, data suggests

Insulin resistance, a predictor of cardiovascular risk and the development of diabetes, may be modulated with even modest levels of physical activity, new research indicates.

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Roots of Alzheimer's disease can extend as far back as the womb

Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer's disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research. These new findings, based on studies of genetically-engineered mice, also demonstrate that supplements given to newborns with low levels of vitamin A could be effective in slowing the degenerative brain disease.

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Safe uti­li­za­tion of die­ta­ry su­gars requi­res dy­na­mic cont­rol of re­dox ba­lance

Without dynamic control of redox balance animals lose their ability to survive on sugar-rich food. The regulatory system to control redox balance involves sugar-dependent gene regulation and protein phosphorylation.

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Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not so fast, study suggests

A discovery into how bacteria control a host's hunger points to new ways to treat infections and appetite loss.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Watch This Woman Bench Press 325 Pounds In Front of an Entire College Football Team

Professional powerlifter Jennifer Thompson broke her personal record for bench press while visiting the Liberty University football locker room.

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Anti-inflammatory diet could reduce risk of bone loss in women

Anti-inflammatory diets -- which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains -- could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study suggests.

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Food is medicine for HIV-positive, Type 2 diabetes patients

HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well as people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study.

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Fat shaming linked to greater health risks

Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are battling obesity face being stereotyped as lazy, incompetent, unattractive, lacking willpower, and to blame for their excess weight. The pain of these messages may take a toll on health and increase risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, according to a new study.

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Improving Your Odds for Cervical Health

Cervical cancer is largely preventable and, if detected early, curable. The key to prevention is vaccination, and the key to early detection comes down to two tests.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How changes in maternal diet impact human milk oligosaccharides and the milk microbio

Researchers found that specific changes to maternal diet in the same woman (changing fat versus carbohydrate consumption, or changing consumption of specific sugars), is associated with changes in both the milk microbiome and human milk oligosaccharide (a carbohydrate) composition.

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Immigration fears among Latinos can impact baby size at birth

With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a study shows that the stress from an historic immigration raid is associated with Latina mothers delivering babies with lower birth weights, and sometimes early.

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Brain study shows impulsivity may weigh down some individuals

Researchers have found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high body mass index (BMI).

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

To improve health and exercise more, get a gym membership, study suggests

If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study.

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In utero conditions can affect a teen's brain development

What happens to a fetus in the womb can affect the brain later in life, new research confirms. The research team followed pairs of genetically identical twins from birth into their teenage years. They measured the twins' weight at birth to assess whether different environmental factors had affected them while in the womb.

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Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes

An international team of researchers and clinicians has published a set of guidelines to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar. The guidelines on glucose targets for safe and effective exercising as well as nutritional and insulin dose adjustments to prevent exercise-related fluctuations in blood sugar appear in a new report.

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Boxing Classes: What You Need To Know Before You Go

Boxing classes can be intimidating, so here's everything you need to know before you head to your first one. What to wear, bring and how to prep.

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Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the fetus.

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Positive outcomes after obesity surgery in adolescents

Obesity surgery has proven to be just as effective for teenagers as for adults. Five years on, those who underwent the procedure as teenagers weighed, on average, 28 percent less than prior to the surgery. There were, however, complications associated with this type of surgery the new study shows. 

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Is Rinsing Your Sinuses With Neti Pots Safe?

Nasal irrigation devices, such as neti pots, can be effective for allergies, sinus infections and other conditions. But they must be used and cleaned properly and only with specific types of water.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Myth-Busting Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness

A man and woman look at the label of a pill bottle.

This issue of the NCCIH Clinical Digest examines common myths about natural products marketed to promote health and wellness and prevent disease (e.g., improving sleep, reducing stress, preventing colds, and preventing heart disease), and provides a summary of evidence of other complementary health approaches.

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5 Myths About Popular Natural Products Marketed for Disease Prevention and Wellness

The hype about some popular natural products may be just that; there often is little to no evidence to support their claims to promote health and prevent disease.

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Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research.

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Nutritional considerations for healthy aging, reduction in age-related chronic disease

Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the “silver tsunami,” report authors of a new report.

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Survey: Most women don't know age heart screenings should begin

When should women start getting heart screenings? A new U.S. national survey shows most women wait way too late.

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Limiting gestational weight gain did not improve pregnancy complications

Researchers will trial an intervention to prevent excess gestational weight gain in overweight and obese women.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

12 Strength And Flexibility Exercises US Olympians Swear By

Simone Biles and other Team USA Olympic athletes and their trainers share their go-to strength and flexibility exercises, and how to do them.

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7 Equipment-Free Leg Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Get your fiercest legs wherever you are. These seven no-equipment leg workouts can build muscle using only your bodyweight.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The type, not just the amount, of sugar consumption matters in risk of health problems

The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function.

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Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

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14 Back And Shoulder Exercises For A Strong Upper Body

Baby got back—literally. Get a stronger upper body by incorporating these 14 back and shoulder exercises into your routine.

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14 Yoga Studios That Will Change How You Think About Yoga

Yoga studios are embracing new ways to practice yoga that might include hip-hop beats, kettle bells, or a freshly brewed cup of Joe.

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FTC Sends Checks to Nearly 350,000 Victims of Herbalife’s Multi-Level Marketing Scheme

FTC sends checks to people who lost money running Herbalife businesses.

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FTC, New York State Charge the Marketers of Prevagen With Making Deceptive Memory, Cognitive Improvement Claims

The FTC and the New York State Attorney General have charged the marketers of the dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Researchers find cancer-fighting drugs help morbidly obese mice lose weight

Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers recent research, studies addressing obesity's impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity. The investigators observed that two common cancer-fighting drugs sparked significant weight loss in the obese mice, even though the mice continued their excessive consumption of a high-fat diet.

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Fitness Star Emily Skye Shares Exactly How She Got Such Toned Abs

Emily Skye is Instagram-famous for her inspirational messages and commitment to healthy living. In a new interview, she reveals some quality abs advice.

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Researcher examines effect of exercise on breast cancer survivors

A new study has focused on the effects of exercise and physical activity on postmenopausal breast cancer survivors taking AIs -- hormone-therapy drugs that stop the production of estrogen. The work concludes that a combination of resistance and aerobic exercise helps mitigate the side effects of AIs and improves health outcomes in breast cancer survivors, particularly their body composition.

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Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E -- which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that's often related to obesity.

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Five-minute chats in the waiting room may prompt families to eat more fruits, vegetables

Low-income families were more likely to use their federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits and vegetables, a new study finds.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Scientists discover drug that increases 'good' fat mass and function

An FDA-approved drug has been identified that can create the elusive and beneficial brown fat. Mice treated with the drug had more brown fat, faster metabolisms, and lower body weight gain, even after being fed a high-calorie diet. The researchers say the technique, which uses cellular reprogramming, could be a new way to combat obesity and type II diabetes.

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Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.

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Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies. The findings indicate that children whose parents identified them as being overweight perceived their own body size more negatively and were more likely to attempt to lose weight, factors that partly accounted for their weight gain.

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Researchers discover a protein that protects against fatty liver, the most common hepatic disease in Western countries

A team of scientists has revealed the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver disease.

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4 Things Hilary Duff Always Keeps In Her Gym Bag

Mom and actress Hilary Duff keeps these post-workout essentials in her gym bag to help save time getting ready after working out.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Scientists find new genetic influences on fat distribution

Scientists have found new areas of genetic influence for body fat distribution, in multiethnic study, outlines a new report.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Biomarker in pregnant women linked to depression, low fetal birth weight

Depression is very common during pregnancy, with as many as one in seven women suffering from the illness and more than a half million women impacted by postpartum depression in the U.S. alone. The disorder not only affects the mother’s mood, but has also been linked to influencing the newborn’s development, according to recent research. In a study, researchers found that BDNF levels change during pregnancy, and can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby.

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Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to a new analysis.

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Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel

Cancer cells love glucose, so a high-fat, low-carb diet should starve them, right? Not cancers driven by a notorious melanoma mutation. Research in mice suggests that cancers with BRAF V600E will grow faster in response to a high-fat 'ketogenic' diet. In addition, lipid-lowering agents such as statins curb these cancers' growth, even in the context of a more normal diet.

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4 Exercise Machines That Help Burn Fat And Build Muscle

Not all cardio is created equal—these four exercise machines are gym-floor superstars when it comes to burning fat and building endurance.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

A Simple Squat Modification For People With Tight Hips

Tight hips? Where there's a will, there's a way. Here's how to get lower than ever with this tiny but effective squat modification.

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Health equity study compares segregation, low birth weight in Chicago, Toronto

Low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods, new research shows. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low birth weight. Researchers believe the findings can inform future research on the root causes of health inequities.

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Quick, easy blood test for gut bacteria can predict accurately risk of death, heart problems in heart attack patients

The bacteria that inhabit our gut digest food and produce metabolites that can have a marked effect on the heart and blood vessels. Researchers have found that measuring the levels of a molecule called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) that is produced by the gut bacteria from components of red meat, eggs and diary products in blood could give them a quick and reliable way of assessing the risk of death and other major heart problems in patients who arrive in hospital emergency departments with chest pains.

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27 Awesome Gym Bags That Will Motivate You To Work Out

Stock up in style with one of these twenty seven cute bag options.

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New urine test can quickly detect whether a person has a healthy diet

A urine test has been developed that measures the health of a person's diet. This test could be the first independent indicator of the quality of a person's diet, and what they are really eating, say the researchers.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exercise, diet could offset effects of malaria, study shows

The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new study.

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19 Workout Tips That Will Make Your Gym Sessions So Much More Effective

Make every gym session count in 2017 with these game-changing workout tips. Learn them, know them, love them.

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Help Keep a Sick Child Safe: Learn How to Use a Hospital Crib

It's important that you know how to use medical cribs and bassinets correctly, both in and out of the hospital -- especially if your special needs child uses one of these cribs at home.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Diet helps shed pounds, release toxins and reduce oxidative stress

Research by exercise scientists has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins in the form of PCBs from the body fat stores, in addition to enhancing heart health and reducing oxidative stress.

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Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a 'western diet' -- foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats -- is a major cause of this epidemic. New research now shows that chronic consumption of a western diet leads to overeating and obesity due to elevations in 'peripheral endocannabinoid signaling.'

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Stool samples from the Inuit of Nunavut: Study documents their 'gut microbiome'

Since 2012, doctoral student Catherine Girard has collected stool samples from the Inuit of Nunavut. In a new study, she documents for the first time their 'gut microbiome' -- with surprising results.

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High-sugar diet programs a short lifespan in flies

Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy diet drives long-term reprogramming of gene expression, according to a team of researchers.

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A 10-Minute Legs Workout That Will Leave You Sore And Satisfied

Think you're up for the challenge? This legs workout will make it hard to sit down tomorrow (in the best way possible).

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Intensive weight loss does not cause major health problems for female fitness competitors

Worries about the potential negative consequences of fat loss regimens for aesthetic purposes in normal weight females have been surfacing in the media. This has taken place regardless of the lack of longitudinal studies on this kind of diets. Now researchers have published a study that shows for the first time what effects an intensive weight reduction had in rather a large group of normal weight females.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nothing fishy about better nutrition for moms and babies

Researchers have found a way to provide mothers and young children in Cambodia with better nutrition through an unlikely source -- fish sauce.

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Circulating fatty acids ratio may help predict bariatric weight loss surgery outcome

New findings may one day help clinicians predict the outcome of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

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Plus-sized fly: A model to understand the mechanisms underlying human obesity

A new fly model sheds light on how the brain acts to signal 'fullness' and the possibility of conferring resilience against the impact of high-fat diets.

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Boot Camp Workout: What You Need To Know Before Your First Class

Everything you need to know before you head to your first boot camp workout class. What to eat, drink and wear, plus how you'll feel after it.

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"Goat Yoga" Is The Fitness Class You Never Knew You Needed

It's what dreams are made of.

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The Most Buzzed About Health And Fitness Gadgets At CES 2017

Here’s what you need to know about the gear you never knew you needed from fitness trackers to televisions and cameras.

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Older adults with obesity less responsive to memory training than those with lower BMIs

In first study to compare results of cognitive training by BMI category, scientists found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than benefit it provided to older adults without obesity.

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Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners jumps by 200 percent in US children

About 25 percent of children and more than 41 percent of adults in the United States reported consuming foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin in a recent nationwide nutritional survey, according to a study out today. Those numbers represent a 200 percent increase in LCS consumption for children and a 54 percent jump for adults from 1999 to 2012.

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The strange double life of Dab2

A scientist discovered Dab2 more than 20 years ago and has been studying its relationship to cancer ever since. But now he's found that Dab2 has been living a secret life all along -- one that could have public health implications for fighting obesity.

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People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, research suggests

A new study is strengthening the therapeutic potential for dietary interventions in Parkinson's disease, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a boost in niacin, which is found in some nuts and meat.

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FDA Encourages More Participation, Diversity in Clinical Trials

The FDA is encouraging more people--including members of diverse racial and ethnic groups, women, and older adults--to participate in clinical trials. Learn why.

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Easy 10K Training Plan, Schedule, And Tips

This easy 10K training plan has all the tools you need to hit the ground running. You'll be race-ready in just eight weeks.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

What teeth reveal about the lives of modern humans

When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? One researcher has an idea.

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13 Workout Apps To Keep You On Track With Your New Year’s Resolution

Download your way to success with these incredible workout apps to help you meet your goals (along with hard work, of course).

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Reducing drug dosage, and hearing loss in TB patients without reducing efficacy

Aminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner. Now, by reducing the dose in a carefully calculated fashion, clinician researchers have been able to greatly reduce the numbers of patients suffering hearing loss, without compromising effectiveness against tuberculosis.

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Role of common risk factors in ER-positive, ER-negative breast cancer

Researchers have examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman’s age, weight, and menopausal status affect her risk for breast cancer.

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Winter Running Gear You Need For When It's Cold AF

Embrace the cold this winter and achieve those running goals with reflective and fun vests, leggings, jackets, hats and more.

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Epigenetic changes promote development of fatty liver in mouse and human

Mice with a strong tendency to obesity already exhibit epigenetic changes at six weeks of age, inducing the liver to amplify its production of the enzyme DPP4 and release it into the circulation. Over the long term, this favors the development of a fatty liver. Such changes in DNA methylation are also detectable in humans with fatty liver and suggest a similar causal chain.

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High cholesterol intake and eggs do not increase risk of memory disorders

A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, no association was found in persons carrying the APOE4 gene variant that affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk of memory disorders, report researchers at conclusion of a new study.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

A 10-Minute Treadmill Interval Workout For Beginners

Ready to walk it out? This treadmill interval workout is the perfect routine if you're new to fitness. Ready, set, go.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Four Women Are Running From NYC To D.C. To Support Planned Parenthood

Four women are running from New York City to Washington, D.C., to raise money for Planned Parenthood.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience

Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. Having items like boxed entrees and frozen dinners available at home can contribute to a poor diet, which led researchers to examine reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed foods.

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Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term

Surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some, new research suggests.

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Jamie Chung Has A Great Workout For When You're Busy As Hell

Actress Jamie Chung is often on-the-go, meaning that sometimes she has to squeeze in workouts where she can. Here's one of her favorites.

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12 Weight-Loss Success Stories That Will Make You Proud Of Strangers

On a weight-loss journey and in need of some motivation? Let the stories of these 12 total strangers inspire you.

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Time-restricted feeding study shows promise in helping people shed body fat

For the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss

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I Used Amazon Echo For Morning Fitness Motivation

Getting psyched to work out is almost as important as the training itself. The right mindset will make sure your muscles and mind are in the game.

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13 Of The Most Popular Workouts On SELF.com To Kick Off 2017

Bookmark this for your next sweat sesh.

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Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks

Sugar-free and “diet” drinks are often seen as the healthier option, but researchers have argued that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight than their full-sugar versions.

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13 Killer At-Home Workouts To Help You Avoid The Crowds At The Gym

Home is where the sweat is.

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Here Are The Weight-Loss Steps This Trainer Took To Drop 50 Pounds

Now, she's sharing the game-changing things she learned about weight loss along the way with clients who are working toward the same goal.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

First snapshot of Inuit gut microbiome shows similarities to Western microbiome

Researchers have characterized the gut microbiome of the Canadian Arctic Inuit for the first time. The researchers found that the Inuit harbor a composition and diversity of gut microbes remarkably similar to their urbanized, westernized counterparts in urban Montreal. What differences they did find were subtle, and in the relative abundances of individual taxa.

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Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health

Older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely, new research shows. But contrary to earlier studies, eating more fish and less meat was not related to changes in the brain.

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Understanding the causes of neurological abnormalities that result from premature birth

New research shows motor abnormalities frequently associated with low birth weight babies could originate due to peripheral nerve defects.

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How I Lost The Freshman 15

Lauren Haden, 22, is she's sharing the smart, effective, and totally inspiring ways she blew past losing the Freshman 15, dropping over 30 pounds in all.

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Study suggests route to improve artery repair

People with any form of diabetes are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular conditions than people without the disease. Moreover, if they undergo an operation to open up a clogged artery by inserting a 'stent' surgical tube, the artery is much more likely to clog up again. However, researchers now have uncovered an explanation for why these procedures often fail, which may lead toward better alternatives.

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Clinical guidelines to reduce risk of peanut allergy

An expert panel has issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy.

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Foods rich in resistant starch may benefit health

A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fiber. Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains, and legumes, and some are produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products.

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25 At-Home Workouts To Help You Get Fit Without A Gym Membership

At-home workouts are an excellent way to shape up, no gym or equipment required. There's one for everyone—find yours here.

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Working Out For Weight Loss: 9 Things To Know

Make every gym session count with these tips for working out for weight loss. Here's how to do it effectively, efficiently, and safely.

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Keeping New Year's Resolutions: The Key Is To Only Make 1 This Year

One goal is all it takes to bring meaningful change to your life. If you want to know the key to keeping new year's resolutions, it's focusing in.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Partnering on Pain Research: NIH, DoD, and VA Announce Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Initiative

NIH, DoD, VA join forces to explore nonpharmacologic approaches to complement current strategies for pain management.

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Cardiovascular benefits continue 5 years after weight loss program

Participants in the Why WAIT (Weight Achievement and Intensive Management) program lost substantial amounts of weight, and even those who maintained relatively little loss of weight after five years demonstrated reduced risks of cardiovascular disease.

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7 Very Simple Workout Tips You Can Do For The Best Gym Session Of Your Life

Even on the days when you're just not feeling it, these workout tips will help take your workout from OK to amazing.

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High fiber diets may alleviate inflammation caused by gout

New research shows that a high-fiber diet likely inhibits gout-related inflammation caused by monosodium urate (MSU) crystals.

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7 Workouts You'll Be Seeing Everywhere In 2017

Dive head first into the new year by embracing virtual boxing, experiential fitness, or one of the top workouts you're sure to see everywhere in 2017.

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Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects

When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). Learn how a 2016 FDA action has made that easier for Hispanic women.

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Weight Loss Goals: The Workout Tips That Helped 8 Women Lose Weight

These 8 women all had personal weight loss goals. Here are the totally doable habits that helped them lose weight, shape up, and feel great.

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The Best 40-Minute Workout To Do At The Gym

A 40-minute workout can be just as beneficial as a 60-minute workout—but the key is dialing up the intensity. Here's your game plan.

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6 Stretches To Relieve A Tight, Sore Neck

Sit at a computer all day? Then these stretches will feel extra amazing.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease

A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese mice.

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Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Researchers put forth the notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. After review of current data and scientific studies they argue how, in addition to most of those who are overweight and obese, others falling into the overfat category include normal-weight people with characteristic risk factors for chronic and metabolic disease. This is the first effort to globally quantify those who are overfat versus overweight or obese.

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Inflammation halts fat-burning

Scientists have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy-consuming brown slimming cells. In a recent study, the university researchers show why the inflammatory responses that often occur in overweight people block this kind of fat cell conversion.

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Zinc eaten at levels found in biofortified crops reduces 'wear and tear' on DNA

A new study shows that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases. This amount of zinc is equivalent to what biofortified crops like zinc rice and zinc wheat can add to the diet of vulnerable, nutrient deficient populations.

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7 Ways To Become A Morning Workout Person

Fake it till you make it.

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A 7-Day Weight-Loss Workout Plan

You can follow this challenging but totally doable weight-loss workout plan every week—reaching your goals has never been simpler.

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14 No-Equipment Butt Exercises That Are Super Effective

No weights, no problem. Burn out your booty wherever, whenever with these 14 excellent no-equipment butt exercises.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study. Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were more likely to fail tests of problem solving ability.

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34 Inspirational Fitness Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2017

It's time to welcome 2017—and to clean up our Instagram follows. Spice up your list by adding some major fitness inspirations.

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High Intensity Interval Training: How To Do HIIT Workouts For Weight Loss

High intensity interval training is one of the most effective and efficient workouts you can do. Here's how to make sure you're doing it properly.

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How To Get In Shape In 2017: 15 Tips From Top Trainers

Overhauling your health, fitness, or weight can be a tricky process. These tips will teach you how to get in shape—and stay that way.

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This Quick 4-Move Bodyweight Workout Will Work Your Whole Body

Burn fat no matter where you are with this simple bodyweight workout. All you need is your body and the will to work.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Two Exercise Moves You Need To Get An Incredible Workout

You don’t need a lot of time, equipment, or burpees to log a quality workout. These two exercise moves will work your whole body in no time.

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