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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Personality Type Could Shape Attitudes Toward Body Weight of Others, Researchers Say

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers found that personality traits have significant bearing on a person's attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

Jan. 15, 2019 — Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health, researchers recommend in a newly published ... read more

Long-Duration Space Missions Have Lasting Effects on Spinal Muscles

Jan. 9, 2019 — Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a new ... read more

How Exercise Reduces Belly Fat in Humans

Dec. 27, 2018 — Some of you may have made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling ... read more

Giving Birth Associated With 14 Percent Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Dec. 20, 2018 — Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to having no children, reports a new ... read more

Performance Enhancer: Sports Compression Stockings a Winning Advantage

Dec. 20, 2018 — Sports compression stockings are so effective they might be considered performance enhancers for soccer players, new research ... read more

Dancing May Help Older Women Maintain the Ability to Perform Daily Tasks

Dec. 19, 2018 — A new study examined the potential effects of 16 different exercise types for reducing disability for activities of daily living (ADL) in older ... read more

Exercise May Be as Effective as Prescribed Drugs to Lower High Blood Pressure

Dec. 18, 2018 — Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high (140 mm Hg) blood pressure, suggests a pooled analysis of the available data, in what is thought to be the first study of its ... read more

MRI Effective for Monitoring Liver Fat in Obese Patients

Dec. 18, 2018 — MRI provides a safe, noninvasive way to monitor liver fat levels in people who undergo weight loss treatments for obesity, according to a new ... read more

Boys With Good Motor Skills Excel at Problem-Solving, Too

Dec. 17, 2018 — Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skillful peers, a new study shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no association between aerobic fitness ... read more

Fitness Instructors' Comments Shape Women's Body Satisfaction

Dec. 13, 2018 — A new study found that while exercise -- in this case, a 16-minute conditioning class -- generally improved women's mood and body satisfaction, women felt even better if the instructor made ... read more

Exercise-Induced Hormone Irisin Triggers Bone Remodeling in Mice

Dec. 13, 2018 — Exercise has been touted to build bone mass, but exactly how it actually accomplishes this is a matter of debate. Now, researchers show that an exercise-induced hormone activates cells that are ... read more

Age-Related Immunity Loss

Dec. 13, 2018 — Research in mouse cells identifies defective metabolic pathway in aging immune T cells. The pathway is critical for switching T cells from dormancy into illness-fighting mode. In experiments, ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Contrary to popular belief, there is no reason to avoid exercising in the evening, an analysis of the scientific literature has ... read more

New Review of Scientific Studies Confirms Food Cravings Can Be Reduced

Dec. 11, 2018 — Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. However, an examination of 28 current ... read more

BMI Is a Good Measure of Health After All, New Study Finds

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new study supports body mass index as a useful tool for assessing obesity and ... read more

Obesity, Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction? Consider High-Intensity Interval Exercise

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an ... read more

Performance on Exercise Test Predicts Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Dec. 6, 2018 — Performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes, a new study finds. Good performance on the test equates to climbing three floors of ... read more

Modeling the Microbiome

Dec. 5, 2018 — The gut microbiome -- the world of microbes that inhabit the human intestinal tract -- has captured the interest of scientists and clinicians for its critical role in health. However, parsing which ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — A new study shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single ... read more

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