Friday, March 31, 2017

Nauli Is a Rare Yoga Technique You Have to See to Believe

Nauli is a challenging yoga technique that isn't offered in many yoga classes and should only be practiced under certain conditions.

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Google Introduces New Feature to Book Your Exercise Classes

Google has officially launched Reserve with Google, a new platform that allows users to seek out and book classes nearby.

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Watch Gigi Hadid Do an Interview While Holding Plank

Gigi Hadid proves she's #NeverPerfect in an inspirational planking video for Reebok.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

27 Mantra Tanks That Will Immediately Make You Feel More Motivated

Read on to check out our favorite mantra tanks that'll inspire you to crush your workout and keep your sweaty spirits high.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This 8-Year-Old Responded to Fat-Shaming by Stopping Mid-Run for a Snack

After enduring fat-shaming from her elementary school classmates, this 8-year-old went on a run—and then stopped for a delicious snack.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Using Clinical Practice Guidelines as a Starting Point to Direct Research Work

In this blog post. NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses NCCIH partnerships to research military/veteran health and how clinical practice guidelines affect research.



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Watch Runners Carry a Struggling Half-Marathon Competitor to the Finish Line

Three half-marathon runners helped a fatigued competitor finish a race over the weekend. The trio carried the runner to the end—literally and figuratively.

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'Medicinal food' diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

Researchers have found -- for the first time -- that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial effect on the immune system and protected against type 1 or juvenile diabetes.

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Obese people have lower pain threshold, new research shows

An extra layer of fat won’t provide a cushion against pain – in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight, and they are equally susceptible to extremes of hot and cold.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

9 Ways to Change Your Workouts to Finally See Results

Sometimes you just need to switch things up.

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Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families

NCCIH’s 2017 Spring Event Schedule

NCCIH to host a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families this spring (2017).



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New Apple Watch Update Lets Siri Control Your Workout Apps

The newest Apple Watch update lets you keep your phone in your pocket and your sweaty fingers off the screen.

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Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider': Exclusive Pics, and How She's Training for the Role

Exclusive photos from the set of "Tomb Raider," and how Alicia Vikander trained with Magnus Lygdb├Ąck to get in the best shape of her life to play Lara Croft.

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Liver fully recovers from a low protein diet

Damage caused to the liver by a low protein diet can be repaired, according to new research.

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Night-time urination reduced by cutting salt in diet

The need to pee at night (nocturia) – which affects most people over the age of 60 – is related to the amount of salt in your diet, according to new research presented at the European Society of Urology congress in London.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of obesity

Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. But the frequency of family meals doesn’t appear to make much of a difference.

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Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery, study confirms

A prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, new research confirms. The researchers found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced the use and craving for the opioid oxycodone in preclinical studies.

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Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorder

Gene therapy was able to restore balance and hearing in genetically modified mice that mimic Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition in humans characterized by partial or total hearing loss, dizziness, and vision loss that worsens over time, report investigators.

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How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thrive

Mammal teeth, jaw bones and muscles evolved to produce side-to-side motions of the jaw, or yaw, that allowed our earliest ancestors to grind food with their molars and eat a more diversified diet, suggests a new report.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

8 Ways to Get a Great Workout on the Elliptical Machine

These elliptical machine tips will help you switch up your gym routine, beat boredom, and see faster results.

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This Mom Powerlifter Wants to Show Little Girls They Can Be Strong

Angela Tims is a powerlifter, a mother, and a total badass. And she leads by example to show other women they can do it all.

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Screening for both malnutrition and frailty needed to enhance health of aging populations

A new literature review describes overlap in prevalence, diagnostic criteria, and treatment of frailty and malnutrition, two conditions currently diagnosed independently of each other in the elderly.

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NCCIH's Spring Events on Integrative Health Care and U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans, and Families

For the past several years, NCCIH has been working to advance research on complementary and integrative health approaches for managing pain and other symptoms in U.S. military personnel and veterans. This spring, as part of our commitment to expanding research and resources on health issues that affect our military, we are hosting a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families.



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Carrie Underwood 2-Year-Old Son Keeps Her Motivated at the Gym

Carrie Underwood shared an Instagram video of herself working out with her 2-year-old son, Isaiah, who's a pro at keeping her motivated at the gym.

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Blood fatty acids reveal your child's diet

Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood. Children’s blood fatty acid composition reflects their diet – but luckily this composition can be influenced by lifestyle interventions, say researchers.

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Proper Form During the Plank Exercise Is Key for a Challenging Workout

Time to set those abs on fire. Here, an expert explains a simple tweak to nail proper form during the plank exercise.

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What I Wish I Had Known Before I Signed Up for My First Half-Marathon

Even after a half dozen of them, I'm still learning. Here's what you should know before tackling 13.1 miles.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugars

New light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and well-being.

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17 Shower Shoes You'll Actually Want to Wear

It's important to protect your feet when showering in locker rooms or at the gym and these 17 picks are all stylish enough to rock at the gym and even post-workout.

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Pre-pregnancy BMI directly linked to excess pregnancy weight gain

It's well known that excessive weight gain during pregnancy can have a lasting negative impact on the health of a mother and her baby. A new study finds that for young mothers (women who gave birth between the ages of 15 and 24), pre-pregnancy body mass index, or BMI, and ethnicity might signal a likelihood for obesity later in life.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

Insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance, new research suggests.

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Would Your Child Benefit from a Clinical Trial?

Thinking of enrolling your child in a clinical trial? What can you expect to happen?

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Healthy weight gain in infants

With nearly 10 percent of infants considered 'high weight for length,' researchers want to help babies achieve a healthy weight starting with their first months of life. Preliminary findings have shown that babies on a cow's milk formula have accelerated weight gain, compared to babies fed a hydrolyzed protein formula, who have weight gain similar to breastfed infants.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Effects of gut flora revisited

Changes in gut microbiota after unhealthy diet may protect from metabolic disease.

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16 Tips to Make Running Easier

We talked to professional runners and running coaches to learn some simple tricks to make running easier.

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Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know

Colorectal cancer is preventable and, if caught early enough, treatable. Learn who should get screened and when.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Vanessa Hudgens Admits She Vomited During a SoulCycle Class

Vanessa Hudgens tells talk show host James Corden about the time she ate too many truffles the night before a SoulCycle class.

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A 2-Day Full-Body Strength Plan

Get a week's worth of strength training in a fraction of the time.

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Indigenous South American group has healthiest arteries of all populations yet studied, providing clues to healthy lifestyle

An 80 year old from the Tsimane (pronounced chee-MAH-nay) group had the same vascular age as an American in their mid-fifties, suggests a new report. The Tsimane people -- a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon -- have the lowest reported levels of vascular aging for any population, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) being five times less common than in the US, the research shows.

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FTC Settlement Bars Spam Email Marketing, Baseless Weight-Loss Claims by Diet-Pill Operation

Florida-based companies used illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products; will pay $500,000 to settle FTC charges.



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Study links sulfide-producing bacteria and colon cancer in African-Americans

A new study reveals that African-Americans have measurable differences in the number and type of bacteria that live in the colon -- and those differences are related to their higher-than-average colon cancer risk.

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Women, particularly minorities, do not meet nutrition guidelines shortly before pregnancy

Black, Hispanic and less-educated women consume a less nutritious diet than their well-educated, white counterparts in the weeks leading up to their first pregnancy, according to the only large-scale analysis of preconception adherence to national dietary guidelines. The study also found that, while inequalities exist, none of the women in any racial and socioeconomic group evaluated achieved recommendations set forth by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Agriculture, dietary changes, and adaptations in fat metabolism from ancient to modern Europeans

Evolutionary biologists are weighing in based on the increasing power of DNA analyses to explore how changes in diet over eons have caused human adaptations to genes regulating fat metabolism. Researchers examined data from 101 Bronze Age individuals, and present-day human data from the 1000 Genomes Project. His team analyzed adaptive mutations in the FADS region in Europeans, to determine which mutations might have been targeted by recent natural selection in Europeans and to investigate the physiological effects of the mutations.

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Exercise During Periods Can Help With Cramps and PMS, Experts Say

Here, expert-approved ways to exercise during periods if you want to relieve cramps, bloating, and other PMS symptoms.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dietary anti-cancer compound may work by influence on cellular genetics

Sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs, report scientists. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying genetics of cancer development and progression.

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'No fat' or 'no sugar' label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food, according to a new study.

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Oral health key to understanding humanity's past, study says

Oral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ancestors.

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The One Exercise to Do If Lunges Cause Knee Pain

Here's exactly what to do if you have knee pain every time you do lunges. One tweak you can do now and two exercises you can do to prevent pain.

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Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know

Colorectal cancer is preventable and, if caught early enough, treatable. Learn who should get screened and when.

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Do You Really Need to Spend $120 on Compression Clothing?

We found out if the pricey pants are worth the squeeze. Here's what you need to know about compression clothing.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study. WBV consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second.

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Research team advances research on metabolic syndrome

Building on their recent research focusing on a peptide designed to block the oxidant amplifying function of the cellular sodium-potassium pump, researchers have successfully demonstrated that pNaKtide, can attenuate the development of experimental nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atherosclerosis.

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11 Spring Break Wellness Trips That Can Help You Hit the Refresh Butto

Spend your spring break this year at a wellness resort where you can take part in activities that make you feel refreshed and revived after vacation.

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This Woman Broke Her Back and Healed Herself with Exercise

Beth Jordan would not take surgery as an answer. Here's how the personal trainer healed herself and found her passion at the same time.

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Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

In morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health, but it does not reduce the risk of needing a revision surgery, report researchers.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Probiotics may not always be a silver bullet for better health

Researchers have investigated the impact of probiotics on gut health and cognitive function. In rats fed on 'junk' diets, the probiotic medicine was able to significantly impact microbial composition in the gut and prevent memory loss. But for rats on a healthy diet, the probiotic did little to influence microbial composition and actually impaired memory function.

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Differences in lifespan between Canadians, Americans with cystic fibrosis, study finds

People with cystic fibrosis are living longer than ever before, but their lifespan is almost 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States, according to research.

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The Intense, Cutthroat World of Indoor Cycling Instructor Training

Everything you need to know before you try out to become an indoor cycling instructor, plus advice from instructors on what happens after the tryouts

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How Fitness Helped Me Prepare for My Preventive Double Mastectomy

Paige More, 24, took control of her BRCA1 gene mutation. She got in the best shape of her life before having a preventive double mastectomy.

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This Woman Broke Her Back and Healed Herself with Exercise

Beth Jordan would not take surgery as an answer. Here's how the personal trainer healed herself and found her passion at the same time.

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Cooking at home tonight? It's likely cheaper and healthier, study finds

People who cook at home more often, rather than eating out, tend to have healthier overall diets without higher food expenses. Lack of time often prevents people from preparing their own nutritious meals. People with larger households and more children were more likely to cook at home. Income and education did not influence who was more likely to eat fast food.

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Ashley Graham’s Tough Workout Will Make You Sweat Just Watching It

Get a glimpse into one of Ashley Graham's workouts, and see what it really takes for her to stay strong.

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Runner Fought Off Attacker and Her Fitness Tracker Recorded The Whole Thing

A woman was attacked while she was running in Seattle's Golden Gardens Park, and she fought off the attacker using moves from self-defense class.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones

A new study reports on a promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) that reduces the biliary output of cholesterol via activation of receptors present in tissues of the liver and small intestine.

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Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices

Regeneca Worldwide recalls its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products.



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I Tried Ratchet Zooba And It Only Took Me 45 Minutes to Get Over White Girls Twerking

It took taking Ratchet Zooba to help me realize that dropping it like it’s hot has no color boundaries.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Study Finds a Possible Biological Reason for Health Benefits From Marriage

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Married couples may be healthier than their single counterparts due to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.



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Men with impaired glucose metabolism should avoid high-carbohydrate foods in the evening

According to a nutrition study, the so-called internal clock also influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to carbohydrate-rich food. E.g., in men with prediabetes, abundant consumption of foods containing starch and sugar in the evening had a negative effect on their blood glucose regulation. In comparison, in healthy study participants the timing of carbohydrate intake did not play a significant role in blood glucose regulation.

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Watch This 6-Month-Old Baby Hold a Plank Like a Pro

A six-month-old learned how to do planks after seeing his mom, a yoga instructor, hold the pose. Now, a video of him holding a plank is going viral.

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Sodium Intake High, Rising Among People with High Blood Pressure

Despite recommendations to limit sodium intake to support a heart-healthy lifestyle, daily sodium intake significantly increased in Americans with high blood pressure from 1999-2012.

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Photos show promise as dietary assessment tool, but more training needed

Research suggests that photographs of your food are good for a lot more than just entertaining your friends on social media -- those pictures might help improve your health and also national nutrition policy.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

How rare sugars might help control blood glucose

In an era when the label 'natural' hits a sweet spot with consumers, some uncommon sugars emerging on the market could live up to the connotation. Preliminary animal studies have suggested that allulose and other low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels. Now, researchers are investigating how they might exert such effects.

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Study parses influence of genes, environment in metabolic disease

By comparing two strains of mice -- one that becomes obese and diabetic on a high-fat diet and another resistant to a high-fat regimen -- researchers identified genome-wide changes caused by a high-fat diet.

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Meet Zehra Allibhai, the Hijabi Mom Poised to Become a Fitness Star

Meet Zehra Allibhai, mother of two and a certified personal trainer. As a Muslim woman, she chooses to wear a hijab—and as a rising Instagram fitness star, she’s challenging beliefs about what Muslim women can and cannot do when it comes to fitness.

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Unhealthy diets linked to more than 400,000 cardiovascular deaths

Eating a diet lacking in healthy foods and/or high in unhealthy foods was estimated to contribute to more than 400,000 deaths from heart and blood vessel diseases in the United States in 2015. Eating more nuts, vegetables, and whole grains, and less salt and trans fats, could save tens of thousands of lives in the US each year.

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Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A "Cool" Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks

FDA says whole body cryotherapy is unproven and may be risky.



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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

College students' perception of dietary terms could help nutrition education

Researchers are set out to determine college students' perception of the terms real meal, meal, and snack and how those perceptions might enable more effective nutrition education.

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Diet and global climate change

Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, suggests a new study. As it turns out, some relatively small diet tweaks could add up to significant inroads in addressing climate change.

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Common yeast may worsen IBD symptoms in Crohn's disease

During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. While most studies have focused on bacteria, the dominant microbial inhabitants in the gut, scientists used mouse studies to show the role of yeast in aggravating the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Their work suggests that allopurinol, a generic drug already on the market, could offer some relief.

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Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice

Lipocalin 2, a hormone secreted by bone cells, suppresses appetite in mice, researchers have discovered. The study findings, which reveal a new mechanism for regulating food intake and blood sugar, could lead to the development of new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic disorders.

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Why do shorter men go bald more often?

Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. An international genetic study at least points in this direction. During the study, the scientists investigated the genetic material of more than 20,000 men. Their data show that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses.

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A&H Focal Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of 29 Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements Due to The Possible Presence of Undeclared Erectile Dysfunction Ingredients

A&H Focal Inc. recalls products due to undeclared active ingredients.



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Fewer overweight adults report trying to lose weight

Although weight gain has continued among US adults, fewer report trying to lose weight, according to a new study.

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5 Things to Know Before You Take Pilates Classes

Your Pilates classes will go smoothly when you follow these workouts tips for Pilates class beginners.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Julianne Hough: 24 Hours in Her Life

Julianne Hough's day is filled with work out classes, meal prep, and fitting in fitness where and when she can, especially when she's on the go.

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Here's Video Proof That Transformation Pics Aren't What They Seem

Fitness blogger Madalin Giorgetta took to Instagram to show that the way you pose can change the way you look in a photo just as much as Photoshop can.

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Evidence lacking to support 'lead diet'

Public health experts need to be more up front with parents in explaining that CDC dietary recommendations may not help children who have been exposed to lead, experts report.

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Resveratrol preserves neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging mice

Red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise, say researchers.

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Sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, ameliorates obesity

Sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, is known to exert effects of cancer prevention by detoxicating chemical compounds taken into the body and by enhancing anti-oxidation ability. In the present study, experiments with mice demonstrate that sulforaphane ameliorates obesity, the conclusion based on the two functions of sulforaphane newly uncovered; amelioration of obesity through enhancing energy consumption by browning of adipocytes, and reduction of metabolic endotoxemia through improving gut bacterial flora.

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Low carbohydrate diets should be considered for diabetes management

Following a reduced carbohydrate diet can help to lower blood glucose levels, providing a safe and effective strategy for managing diabetes, new research suggests. 

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A Woman Is Suing SoulCycle, Claiming Her Leg Was Impaled On Their Bike

Your indoor cycling class nightmare came true.

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FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center Answers Your Questions

FDA's Food and Cosmetic Information Center answers telephone and written questions about nutrition and the safety of food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

You are what you eat, and who you know

Being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim, but only if you're a woman, suggests new research.

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Exercise-induced hormone irisin linked to new mechanisms for bone metabolism

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induced higher expression of irisin -- a fat-burning hormone released during exercise -- in bone tissue in mice. In addition, systemic administration of irisin increased bone formation and thickness, mimicking the effects of exercise on the mouse skeletal system.

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Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes

Girls who have their first period before age 11 are 50 percent more likely to develop gestational diabetes according to research. It is an increasingly common pregnancy complication with long-lasting health consequences for mothers and their children. The global trend towards starting puberty at a younger age is concerning, and health professionals could start to include age of first period as a marker for potential adverse health outcomes.

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Isoflavones in food associated with reduced mortality for women with some breast cancers

Higher intake of foods containing isoflavones, estrogen-like compounds primarily found in soy, is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and women not treated with hormone therapy as part of cancer treatment, report investigators.

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Birth weight not a good proxy for population health

Despite dramatic improvements in human health, babies' average birth-weights have not increased over the last 150 years reveals new research.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture

Left hand holds right hand's wrist, indicating pain.

Research describes how acupuncture may relieve pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) while also showing acupuncture’s effects in the brain’s pain centers.



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Microbiome diversity is influenced by chance encounters

Chance is an overlooked factor in the wide variation of microbe gut populations between individuals, new research suggests. These microbiome variations, which are also affected by diet and environment, contribute to gastrointestinal disorders such as colitis and Crohn's disease.

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The World's First Marijuana Gym Is Opening in San Francisco

It's called Power Plant Fitness, and it's based in San Francisco, California, where recreational marijuana use is legal.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Even after treatment, brains of anorexia nervosa patients not fully recovered

Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers.

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Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the US. A new literature review identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity.

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From mother to baby: 'Secondhand sugars' can pass through breast milk

Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes. The proof-of-concept study involving 25 mothers and infants provides preliminary evidence that even fructose equivalent to the weight of a grain of rice in a full day's serving of breast milk is associated with increased body weight, muscle and bone mineral content.

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Food subsidies, taxes significantly improve dietary choices

Lowering the cost of healthy foods significantly increases their consumption, while raising the cost of unhealthy items significantly reduces their intake, a new systematic review and meta-analysis finds.

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Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it's also a growing problem in pets, one that can seriously harm your pet's health.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Low-Back Pain

Last month, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new clinical practice guidelines on noninvasive treatments for low-back pain, recommending that clinicians and patients initially select nonpharmacologic treatment as first-line therapy in most cases.



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Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems in Military Personnel and Veterans

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zach Sleeper

Many military personnel and veterans experience chronic pain, a condition that can be debilitating and often difficult to treat. Service members may have other co-morbid conditions that are also challenging to treat including, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, insomnia, and substance use disorder. Opioid medications are often prescribed for chronic pain conditions, but opioid use and misuse has been associated with an increase in hospitalizations and death.



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8 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems Facing Military Personnel and Veterans

Many military personnel, veterans, and their families turn to complementary and integrative health approaches to increase their options for managing pain and associated problems.



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Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease

The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research. The observational study was conducted in more than 5,000 people aged 55 years and older who were followed-up for 15 years.

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Could a ketogenic diet alleviate gout?

Recent work has shown that the ketone body ?-hydroxybutyrate can specifically inhibit the NLRP3 inflammasome. They found that feeding rats a high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet increased ?-hydroxybutyrate levels and protected rats from joint swelling, tissue damage, and systemic inflammation normally seen during gout.

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Humans have three times more brown body fat

Compared to white fat, brown body fat burns through energy at an extraordinary rate. However, until now the proportion of brown fat in humans was thought to be quite small. Now a study has shown that the quantity of brown fat in humans is three times greater than previously known. As a consequence, new obesity and diabetes drugs that activate brown adipose tissue are expected to be more effective.

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Overweight mothers underestimate their children's weight

Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study that surveyed 230 overweight or obese mothers in St. Louis who had a preschool-aged child.

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Poor adolescent, early adult diet associated with increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer

Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those whose adolescent and early adulthood diet was not associated with chronic inflammation.

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