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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

Sex-Specific Effects of DHEA on Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition

Dec. 4, 2018 — Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women, ... read more

Healthy? Stay Fit to Avoid a Heart Attack

Nov. 28, 2018 — Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a new ... read more

Only 12 Percent of American Adults Are Metabolically Healthy, Study Finds

Nov. 28, 2018 — The prevalence of metabolic health in American adults is 'alarmingly low,' even among people who are normal weight, according to a new study. Only one in eight Americans is achieving ... read more

Despite Common Obesity Gene Variants Obese Children Lose Weight After Lifestyle Changes

Nov. 28, 2018 — Children who are genetically predisposed to overweight, due to common gene variants, can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise habits, according to a new ... read more

Why Older Women Are Less Healthy Than Older Men

Nov. 28, 2018 — Genes that act late in life could explain why women have poorer health than men in older age, according to new ... read more

Intermittent Fasting: No Advantage Over Conventional Weight Loss Diets

Nov. 26, 2018 — Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, scientists have found out in the largest investigation on ... read more

Weight Loss Procedure Shrinks Both Fat and Muscle

Nov. 26, 2018 — Left gastric artery embolization, a novel interventional procedure used to treat obesity, leads to the loss of both fat and muscle, according to a new study. Researchers said the loss of muscle mass ... read more

Women More Resilient to Extreme Physical Activity Than Previously Reported

Nov. 19, 2018 — Women that underwent extreme physical training and completed a transantarctic expedition did not show any more negative health effects than would be expected in men, according to a new study. The ... read more

Different Types of Physical Activity Offer Varying Protection Against Heart Disease

Nov. 16, 2018 — While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical ... read more

Can't Exercise? A Hot Bath May Help Improve Inflammation, Metabolism, Study Suggests

Nov. 15, 2018 — Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new ... read more

How Exercise Could Help Fight Drug Addiction

Nov. 14, 2018 — The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance that much harder. However, addicts who exercise appear ... read more

Low-Carb Diets Cause People to Burn More Calories

Nov. 14, 2018 — Most people regain the weight they lose from dieting within one or two years, in part because the body adapts by slowing metabolism and burning fewer calories. A meticulous study now finds that ... read more

Weightlifting Is Good for Your Heart and It Doesn't Take Much

Nov. 13, 2018 — Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not ... read more

Insufficient Sleep in Children Is Associated With Poor Diet, Obesity and More Screen Time

Nov. 12, 2018 — A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and ... read more

Improving City Parks May Be One Path to Help Make Residents More Active

Nov. 9, 2018 — Researchers found that small improvements to a city's ParkScore -- an evaluation of a city's park system -- could lead to more physical exercise for its residents. The Trust for Public Land ... read more

Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes and CVD Accumulate in Children With Poor Aerobic Fitness

Nov. 6, 2018 — Risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease accumulate in children who have poor aerobic fitness, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The study also found that ... read more

Gene That Regulates Fat Accumulation and Obesity

Nov. 5, 2018 — A new study showed that regardless of diet, a protein called Pannexin 1 significantly regulates the accumulation of fat in mice. The study suggests that a deletion of the Panx1 gene in the early ... read more

A Hypocaloric Mediterranean Diet and Daily Exercise Maintain Weight Loss

Nov. 5, 2018 — Following a Mediterranean diet low in calories and engaging daily physical activity have been demonstrated to result in reduce body weight and cardiovascular risk in overweight patients and patients ... read more

Nuts for Nuts? Daily Serving May Help Control Weight and Benefit Health

Nov. 5, 2018 — Eating Brazil nuts and other varieties of nuts daily may prevent weight gain and provide other cardiovascular benefits, according to two separate preliminary ... read more

Genetic Factors Tied to Obesity May Protect Against Diabetes

Nov. 2, 2018 — Some genetic variations associated with obesity actually protect against Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, new findings ... read more

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