Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A sustained and controllable insulin release system

Researchers have developed an insulin release system with sustained and controllable delivery. The system combines two original technologies, SPRA and PPRX, which provide complimentary benefits for insulin delivery.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Your First Indoor Cycling Class: 8 Things to Know

Top trainers break down the basics of the bike and explain what you need to know before your first indoor cycling class.

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Ketogenic diet shown safe, effective option for some with rare and severest form of epilepsy

In a small phase I and II clinical trial, researchers and colleagues elsewhere found that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was a safe and effective treatment option for the majority of adults experiencing a relatively rare, often fatal and always severe form of epilepsy marked by prolonged seizures that require medically induced comas to prevent them from further damaging the body and the brain.

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‘How I regained my health after bikini competitions’

Feature Feb 27, 2017

After getting in the best shape of my life, I didn't know what to do next...

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‘How I regained my health after bikini competitions’

Feature Feb 27, 2017

After getting in the best shape of my life, I didn't know what to do next...

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.

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Effects of a poor diet during pregnancy may be reversed in female adolescent offspring

Here's some good news if you are female: Research shows that in mice, what is eaten during adolescence or childhood development may alter long-term behavior and learning, and can even 'rescue' females from the negative effects on behavior resulting from a poor maternal diet during pregnancy.

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Gastric balloon is new weight loss option

The Food and Drug Administration has approved another option to treat obesity: a grapefruit-size gastric balloon that takes up as much as half the volume of the stomach.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mercury in fish, seafood may be linked to higher risk of ALS

Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study. However, fish and seafood consumption as a regular part of the diet was not associated with ALS.

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Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 per cent of at-risk patients thanks to repurposed drug

A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo, report investigators.

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Eating up to ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day may prevent 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide

A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.

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A trend reversal in childhood obesity: Decline in BMI in 8-year-old boys

After decades of increasing childhood obesity, things are now going in the opposite direction. A study shows that among 8-year-old boys in Sweden, the percentage of boys suffering from overweight or obesity has decreased to their lowest levels since the early 1990s.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

22 Fitness Pros Share Their Favorite Abs Exercises

22 different personal and group trainers tell SELF their fav core move to get the abs working overtime.

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Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes

In a study on mice and another study on human pancreatic cells, researchers discover that a scientifically designed fasting diet can trigger the generation of new pancreatic cells to replace dysfunctional ones and stabilize blood glucose.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Raising dietary potassium to sodium ratio helps reduce heart, kidney disease

Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is as important to improving the risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney disease as limiting dietary sodium.

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The role of weight in postmenopausal women's longevity

In a large multiethnic study, being underweight was linked with an increased risk of early death among postmenopausal women, report researchers.

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FTC, Maine Attorney General Shut Down Web of Deceptive Supplement Sellers

Federal Trade Commission and the Maine Office of the Attorney General announced a complaint and three settlements with dietary supplement marketers.

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Celeb DJ Vashtie Shares Her Go-to Workout Playlist

Vashtie has worked with celebs like Drake and Solange, and now you can listen to her favorite jams while you run on the treadmill.

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Early birds may make healthier food choices than night owls

Researchers looked at data from nearly 2,000 randomly chosen people to determine if their circadian or biological clock rhythm (chronotype) affected what they ate and at what time. Clear differences in both energy and macronutrients between the two chronotypes abound, with morning people making healthier choices throughout the day. Evening types ate less protein overall and ate more sucrose in the morning. In the evening, they ate more sucrose, fat and saturated fatty acids.

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Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research that involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body's response to stress.

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Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain

In recent years, FDA has given adults new options for treating migraines by allowing the marketing of two prescription devices for such headaches. Some patients don't tolerate migraine drugs well, and these devices can provide an alternative they didn't have before.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

Measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations, researchers report.

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Gigi Hadid Shares Her Favorite Workouts in New Reebok Video

Twenty-one-year-old model and newly minted Reebok spokesperson Gigi Hadid dishes on her all her favorites in a new Reebok video.

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Black Women and Fitness: a Conversation with Black Girls RUN!

BGR! encourages black women to go the distance, and the group is increasing running diversity in the process.

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Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Model helps explain why some patients with multiple sclerosis have seizures

MS patients are three to six times more likely to develop seizures. Using a mouse model, a team of scientists has found for the first time that chronic demyelination is closely linked to, and is likely the cause of, these seizures. A new study could lead to the development of drugs aimed at reducing seizures in multiple sclerosis, potentially benefiting epilepsy patients as well.

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BRCA gene plus breast cancer history leads to preventive strike against pancreatic cancer

More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance for a pre-emptive strike against this killer cancer.

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Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests.

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This Husband Tried To Mimic His Pregnant Wife's CrossFit Experience

And oh how Blake Milchuck struggled.

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A maintenance program key to keeping off lost weight

A weight loss program that incorporates a maintenance intervention could help participants be more successful at keeping off pounds long term, suggests a new study.

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Shay Mitchell’s Workout After a ‘Week of Indulgence’ Is Pure Insanity

We break it down, move by move.

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Fifth of world's food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds

Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say.

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Exercise most important lifestyle change to help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review.

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Fluorescence method detects mercury contamination in fish

Researchers have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According to the conclusions of another study, mercury exposure is linked to reduced fetal and placental growth in pregnant women.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy

If you know healthy eating is important for your kids, but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone. Many parents may not be following the recipe for encouraging healthy diets in their kids, and 1 in 5 don't think it's important to limit fast food and other junk food, outlines a new report.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Limiting salt consumption lowers blood pressure in patients with kidney disease

Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg, research concludes. Limiting salt intake also reduced excess fluid retention that is common among patients with kidney disease.

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Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has found.

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Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

Results of a randomized clinical trial shows a periodic, five-day fasting diet designed by a esearcher safely reduced the risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases.

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NCCIH to Address the NIH Notice Requiring Clinical Trial-Specific Funding Opportunity Announcements

As part of an initiative to strengthen and build an optimal clinical trials enterprise, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice in fall 2016, Policy on Funding Opportunity Announcements for Clinical Trials (NOT-OD-16-147), that outlines NIH-wide changes in the way it will accept clinical trial applications.

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From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on metabolic disease

The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes, new research has found.

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This Busy Mom's Hack To Make Time For Fitness: Work Out With Her Baby

After Danielle Jones gave birth, she started working out with her new daughter, Honor. Today, the duo is a fitness team.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Women's Ski Jackets, Pants, and Gear You Need to Hit the Slopes

Everything you need to know and all the awesome gear including women's ski jackets that you'll need to buy.

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FDA-Approved Devices That Keep the Heart Beating

Cardiovascular devices (or 'heart' devices) such as pacemakers and defibrillators have extended and improved the lives of millions of people worldwide. Learn how the FDA regulates these devices, when to seek medical attention for potential heart issues, and how to report problems.

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Controlling Cholesterol with Statins

So, your doctor has prescribed a statin. FDA answers six common questions.

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Lifetime weight gain linked to esophageal and stomach cancers

People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop cancer of either the esophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach, according to a study.

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One fifth of Indonesian households exhibit double burden of malnutrition

The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the population, especially in low-to middle-income countries. Research on malnutrition in Indonesia found that about 20 percent of households exhibit double burden of malnutrition. A new report emphasizes the importance of social and contextual determinants in fighting against both forms of malnutrition.

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28 Black Fitness Pros You Should Be Following on Instagram

Here's a list of phenomenal black women who are devoted to the fit life. Scrolling through their images will definitley inspire you to get up and get moving!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kate Upton Graces 3 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Covers

Strength training helped model Kate Upton, who's on three different covers of the 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit edition, feel better than ever.

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Father's diet impacts on son's ability to reproduce, study in flies suggests

The view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring has now been debunked. Instead, new research found a father's diet can affect their son's ability to out-compete a rival's sperm after mating.

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Worm gene could be key to developing obesity treatment

Researchers have discovered a gene in worms that could help break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising that can lead to obesity.

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Scientists take aim at obesity-linked protein

Scientists have shown that deleting the gene for this protein, known as IP6K1, protects animal models from both obesity and diabetes.

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Is Wearing Leggings Without Underwear to Work Out OK?

If you like the idea of going commando at the gym, here's what you need to know before wearing your leggings without underwear.

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Teens in poorest families go hungry more than younger kids

In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study finds.

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Weight loss actually possible after menopause

Talk to a woman in menopause and you're likely to hear complaints about hot flashes and an inability to lose weight, especially belly fat. A new study shows how regular exercise can help reduce weight and control bothersome symptoms such as hot flashes, even in women who previously led sedentary lifestyles.

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Plus-Size Workout Tips: 10 Things to Know Before Starting a Fitness Plan

Plus-size trainer Louise Green, author of *Big Fit Girl*, offers ten tips for plus-size women who want to start working out.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as the incidence of several cardiovascular risk factors. abdominal

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What Causes the Legendary Runner's High and How to Feel It

We could all use a little boost mid run. Here's why the runner's high happens and how you can up your chances of feeling it.

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Here's What Your Bike Seat Is Doing to Your Vagina

For anyone who's ever felt numb after cycling class. We asked experts if a bike seat can cause lasting damage down there.

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Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may boost 'good' cholesterol

A Mediterranean diet, particularly when enriched with virgin olive oil, appears to improve the function of high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol, in patients at high risk for heart disease. A Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may help the body remove excess cholesterol from arteries, serve as an antioxidant and keep blood vessels open -- all of which are known to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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How Devices in Public Places Can Restart Hearts

If cardiac arrest occurs, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator, or 'AED' for short, can be life-saving. Learn about the FDA's role and how these devices are used.

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Low birth weight babies at higher risk for mental health problems later in life

Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of research conducted over nearly 30 years.

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Avoiding medications that promote weight gain when managing obesity

While diet, exercise and behavior modification are essential components of obesity management, a successful long-term weight loss strategy should also include avoiding or minimizing medication-related weight gain, according to a new report.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

5 Must-Know Workout Tips If You're New to Exercise

Workout tips to stay motivated, have fun, avoid injury, and prevent burnout when you're a fitness beginner.

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Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure

People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury -- toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a report in the journal Epidemiology.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Giving the messages from fat cells a positive spin to prevent diabetes

Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send, substantially reducing people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research finds.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Prebiotics may help to cope with stress

Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Recent study in rats shows that prebiotic fibers may help to protect beneficial gut bacteria and restore healthy sleep patterns after a stressful event.

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Gut bacteria may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease

New research has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new opportunities for preventing and treating the disease.

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The Fed Cup: Diet Diaries

News Feb 10, 2017

Here’s how GB tennis stars, Joahanna Konta and Heather Watson, are fuelling their success at this year’s thrilling tournament.

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Kingsway Trading Inc. Recalls “Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement” because it Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids

Kingsway Trading Inc. recalls Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) dietary supplement.

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Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide

California court orders VivaCeuticals/Regeneca Worldwide to stop selling its products for safety reasons.

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How High-Intensity Interval Training Can Maximize Your Calorie Burn

High-intensity interval training can help your body burn more calories at rest. Here, experts discuss how this incredible phenomenon works.

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Eating whole grains led to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses.

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Research investigates role of protein in obesity among Latin American women

Obesity in Latin America is increasingly concentrated among women of low socioeconomic status, but surprisingly little is known about what such women eat or how their diets compare to others. In a new study, researchers tested an explanation for greater obesity among these women: limited access to dietary protein leads them to consume a lower proportion of protein in the diet, driving higher calorie intake and obesity.

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Commercial weight-loss drug could help treat opioid addiction

Scientists are working to come up with new therapies to curb America's opioid epidemic and aid hospitals, doctors and public health officials in this fight. Now one team reports that the commercial weight-loss drug lorcaserin, when given to rats who had been self-administering oxycodone, appeared to reduce their use of and craving for the opioid.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

6 Things You Need To Know Before Barre Class

Your first barre class will be a fun, challenging workout when you follow these fitness tips for beginners.

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What you need to know about MOVE FIT

News Feb 9, 2017

Your fitness diary date for March 2017

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Embracing Strength Training Helped This Woman Reach Her Fitness Goals

Fitness Instagrammer @ah.fitty posted a before-and-after photo that shows how swapping cardio for strength training made a difference.

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Train like a dancer with Danielle Peazer

News Feb 9, 2017

Want gorgeous tone and unbeatable fitness levels? Try this

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Change in marital status post-menopause may impact health

Even a potentially devastating life event such as divorce can have some positive health outcomes, researchers found. Women who divorce later in life may lose weight and exercise more, while postmenopausal women who marry may gain more weight.

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Online weight-loss groups offer valuable support, comfort

Online weight loss forums protect participants from public fat shaming, and offer them a place to speak out without being confronted by normal-weight individuals, medical science or the authorities.

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Quicker treatment of low back pain leads to faster improvement and lower healthcare costs and utilization

Researchers have created a new protocol that gives patients with low back pain quicker access to treatment, and this protocol is showing signs of better patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs and utilization, according to new research.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Teachers may be cause of 'obesity penalty' on girls' grades

While obesity is often thought of as a health problem, a new study suggests that discrimination by body weight may be the more important factor for obese white female students' lower success in school.

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Prenatal bisphenol A exposure weakens body's fullness cues

An expectant mother's exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can raise her offspring's risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for controlling appetite, according to a mouse study.

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The heavier the person, the lower the chance of getting hospice care or dying at home, study finds

The heavier someone is, the less likely they are to have what many people might call a "good death," with hospice care and a chance to die at home, a new study finds. And that difference comes with a financial, as well as a personal, cost, the research shows.

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6 Boxing-Inspired Exercises For A Total-Body Workout

Rumble co-founder Noah Neiman shares six strength training moves that let you channel your inner Rocky.

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Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Scientists tracked children's health and respective levels of residential air pollution for about 3.5 years before associating chronic unhealthy air exposure to a breakdown in beta cells, special pancreatic cells that secrete insulin and maintain the appropriate sugar level in the bloodstream.

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Women's Yoga Retreats That Are Totally Worth It.

Plus, there's still time to sign up for one of these 11 retreats in and out of the country. We let you know what's included with each purchase.

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Scientists catalogue 'parts list' of brain cell types in a major appetite center

Using new technology, scientists have catalogued more than 20,000 brain cells in one region of the mouse hypothalamus. The study revealed some 50 distinct cell types, including a previously undescribed neuron type that may underlie some of the genetic risk of human obesity. This catalog of cell types marks the first time neuroscientists have established a comprehensive "parts list" for this area of the brain. The new information will allow researchers to establish which cells play what role in this region of the brain.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

NCCIH Issues New Policy on Clinical Study Accrual and Retention​​​​​​​

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses the NCCIH policy on study accrual and retention, developed to enhance the Center’s clinical research enterprise.

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5 Safe And Effective Core Exercises For New Moms

These small Pilates moves make a big difference.

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Ion channel necessary for hormone and anti-obesity drug to suppress eating identified

Researchers have identified an ion channel required for brain cells to suppress eating behavior in response to the hormone leptin or to the anti-obesity drug lorcaserin.

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Diet quality improves fitness among the fittest

In two recent peer-reviewed papers exercise scientists report proven benefits of consuming moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout the day (protein-pacing) combined with a multi-dimensional exercise regimen that includes resistance exercise, interval sprint exercise, stretching and endurance exercise.

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FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products

FDA lab analysis finds belladonna in homeopathic teething products; urges consumers not to use them.

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Emma Stone’s Trainer, Jason Walsh, Has One Amazing Go-To Move

Emma Stone's trainer, Jason Walsh, is all about deadlifts. Here, we explain why the move is pretty great.

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Gisele Bündchen Reportedly Uses Her Kids' Trampoline As A Fitness Tool

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen relies on various methods to stay fit, and a new report says she's added her kids' trampoline into the mix.

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Everything You Need In Your Pilates Gym Bag

Pack your bag with cute tank tops, leggings and leg warmers, plus freshen up after Pilates class with a few key beauty products.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Study provides new evidence that exercise is not key to weight control

Compelling new evidence has been gained that exercise may not be the key to controlling weight. Researchers who studied young adults from the United States and four other countries found that neither physical activity nor sedentary time were associated with weight gain.

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Mediterranean diet linked to a lower risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study.

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How Running Slow Helps You Get Faster

It might seem counterintuitive, but hear us out. Here's why running slow belongs in every runner's training program.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Clinical practice guideline on pediatric obesity

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes.

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Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, study suggests

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study.

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Study addresses extreme thinness standards in fashion industry

In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ending Her Obsession With A 'Flat Stomach' Helped This Woman Crush Her Fitness Goals

Under-eating sabotaged one blogger's fitness goals. But when she began making her health her first priority—she saw major results.

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To lose weight, and keep it off, be prepared to navigate interpersonal challenges

A new study highlights an unexpected challenge for those who have made a new year's resolution to lose weight: the people around you may consciously or subconsciously sabotage your efforts. The study also uncovered strategies that people use to navigate interpersonal challenges related to losing weight and keeping it off.

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Lasting autistic traits in women with anorexia

Women with anorexia display clear autistic traits, even once the eating disorder is under control and they have achieved a normal weight, according to research. The similarities between anorexia and autism in women are also seen in a part of the brain which process social skills.

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Using photography to help the people of Ghana make healthier diet choices

Researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices. Ghana, like many other African countries, is currently experiencing rapid change, a key one being increasing migration to cities.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Poor metabolic health in some normal-weight women may increase risk for colorectal cancer

Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy, report investigators.

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Extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers: Chemicals can leach into food

Previous studies have linked the chemicals to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, low birth weight and immunotoxicity in children, among other health issues.

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Children’s BMI can predict future weight, study shows

Children’s BMI can predict future weight, suggests a new study. Data with length and weight of just over 4,700 children, from birth to age eight, was used. To obtain reliable analyses, at least four measurements on each individual child were performed. Overall, this resulted in nearly 38,000 measurements.

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Scientists aim to reduce animals killed in drug testing

A non-invasive way to assess the anti-inflammatory properties of fortified health foods and medications has now been developed by researchers. The team believes their technique for examining fatty tissues will greatly reduce the numbers of lab mice sacrificed and could revolutionize medicinal drug testing.

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