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Even a little exercise can benefit health years down in life
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
London, Sept 14 (ANI): Any amount of exercise can benefit us years down the road, according to a new study. The study suggests that the perks of staying active are cumulative regardless if a person decreases his physical activity with time, reports Discovery News. Using longitudinal data of roughly 2,400 men and women in the UK, scientists looked at their ...
Even a little exercise can benefit health years down in life
Why obese people can't resist high-calorie foods
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): A new study has proved that obese people look at high-calorie food differently, because normal glucose levels in their blood don't perform their duty. Robert Sherwin and colleagues, at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, found that certain regions of the brains of non-obese individuals, who have low glucose levels brains, were triggered due to ...
Why obese people can't resist high-calorie foods
Obese women 'more likely to lose ability to walk when they age'
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Overweight women are more likely to have less leg strength and power when they age than those considered normal weight, say researchers at The University of New Hampshire. The study also found that they are at high risk of being disabled and losing independence, contradicting the popular image of the bird-thin elder being at greatest risk ...
Obese women 'more likely to lose ability to walk when they age'
New target for activation of 'good fat' to fight obesity identified
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Scientists have for the time identified pathways that are critical to activating a type of "good" fat found in the body, which could lead the fight against obesity and diabetes. The fat, called brown fat, actually burns energy rather than storing it, which the more common white fat does. The study, which sought to learn more ...
New target for activation of 'good fat' to fight obesity identified
'Talk Test' good tool for measuring exercise intensity, but not best
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that the low-tech, easy-to-administer test called the "Talk Test" is an effective tool for gauging exercise intensity, but that it does not compare as well as previously assumed to other more objective tests. University of New Hampshire associate professor of kinesiology Timothy Quinn and his former graduate student Benjamin Coons set ...
'Talk Test' good tool for measuring exercise intensity, but not best
Beware: Too much exercise may cause heart rhythm problems
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): A Swedish study has found that endurance athletes, who train and race frequently, may experience a high rate of unusual heart rhythms called arrhythmia. It found a higher incidence of arrhythmias in cross-country skiers with a long history of endurance training, the Discovery News reported. Arrhythmia, which is often harmless, can sometimes lead to strokes and ...
Beware: Too much exercise may cause heart rhythm problems
Weight loss by diet shakes is temporary, say experts
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Sydney, Sept 11 (ANI): Health experts have expressed uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of diet shakes for weight loss. At least 15 brands of diet shakes - some promising "a new you" in a matter of weeks - are on the market in Australia, but nutritionists remain sceptical about their benefits. The Dietitians Association of Australia said 95 percent of all ...
Weight loss by diet shakes is temporary, say experts
Eating purple potatoes 'can lower BP without piling on pounds'
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that just a couple servings of potatoes a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. Although researchers used purple potatoes, they believe that redskin potatoes and white potatoes may have similar effects. "The potato, more than perhaps any other vegetable, has an undeserved bad reputation that has ...
Eating purple potatoes 'can lower BP without piling on pounds'
Eating less, not exercise, way to curb obesity, says leading surgeon
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 13 (ANI): Those wishing to shed some pounds should simply eat less rather than doing exercise, a leading surgeon has claimed. Lord McColl of Dulwich also criticised the UK government's focus on promoting exercise as the key to tackling the obesity epidemic. His comments came despite the scientifically proven fact that regular exercise results in a lower risk ...
Eating less, not exercise, way to curb obesity, says leading surgeon
Risk of death increases in obese, large waist size African-American women
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): A new study has found that the risk of death increases among African American women, who are obese or who have a larger waist size. The study, led by Deborah Boggs, ScD, a postdoctoral associate at Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, the relationship between body size and risk of death was strongest for deaths from ...
Risk of death increases in obese, large waist size African-American women
Secret to curb mindless snacking- eat with your 'nondominant hand'
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
New York, Sept 10 (ANI): If you want to curb your mindless snacking while watching TV or at the movies, simply eat with your nondominant hand, researchers say. Reaching for your snack by changing the hand you eat with, helps you snack less, the report said. "When we've repeatedly eaten a particular food in a particular environment, our brain comes ...
Secret to curb mindless snacking- eat with your 'nondominant hand'
'Fat genes' could be the latest weapon in the fight against obesity
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
London, Sept 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have identified genes in mice that encourage fat storage and prevent its breakdown, regardless of diet, and they think humans could carry identical or similar genes. They think these fat genes could be the reason of why some people struggle to lose weight despite eating healthily, suggesting the latest weapon ...
'Fat genes' could be the latest weapon in the fight against obesity
Blood lipids reveal online tailored nutrition advice is not effective
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): While most are turning to online nutrition programs for help on how to keep fit, a study has however revealed that there is no evidence of the efficacy of such computer-tailored education. The study took into account empirical data based on blood cholesterol and lipids to come to the conclusion. Investigators from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ...
Blood lipids reveal online tailored nutrition advice is not effective
Why people mindlessly eat junk food
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Can't stop eating junk food while watching TV? You may think it may be because you like the taste, but it's not the case. It is because we are such creatures of habit that once we have associated a place with a certain kind of food, like popcorn at the cinema, we will keep eating it ...
Why people mindlessly eat junk food
How socializing and pals help in turning bad fat into good
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Yearning to be slim without hitting the gym? Then have an active social life, says a new study. Scientists from Ohio State University found that socializing and meeting with friends aid weight loss by converting energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. Lead researcher Dr. Matthew J. During and colleagues used mice to study the effects ...
How socializing and pals help in turning bad fat into good
Leucine can help climbers burn fat while keeping muscle tissue intact
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, August 29 (ANI): An amino acid called leucine - found in foods, dietary supplements, energy bars and other products - may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction, such as climbing at high altitudes, while keeping their muscle tissue intact, researchers have found. Wayne Askew, Ph.D., and his co-investigator, Stacie Wing-Gaia, Ph.D., who headed the leucine study, ...
Leucine can help climbers burn fat while keeping muscle tissue intact
Higher body fat content linked to increased back pain
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A study has found that increased back pain among people who are overweight or obese is specifically related to a high content of body fat. The study led by Donna M. Urquhart, Ph.D., of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, included 135 participants, ranging from normal weight to obese. All completed a standard questionnaire to measure low back ...
Higher body fat content linked to increased back pain
Want to lose your belly fat? Eat diet rich in protein, dairy products
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A higher-protein, lower-carbohydrate energy-restricted diet has a major positive impact on body composition, trimming belly fat and increasing lean muscle, particularly when the proteins come from dairy products, according to a new research. The study compared three groups of overweight and obese, but otherwise healthy, premenopausal women. Each consumed either low, medium or high amounts of ...
Want to lose your belly fat? Eat diet rich in protein, dairy products
Women who eat faster 'more likely to be obese'
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
New Delhi, August 30 (ANI): Middle-aged women who are quick in downing their meals are much more likely to be overweight or obese than women who eat slower, a new research has found. Otago University researchers analyzed the relationship between self-reported speed of eating and body mass index (BMI) in more than 1,500 New Zealand women aged 40 to 50, ...
Women who eat faster 'more likely to be obese'
Scientists crack riddle of why people overeat
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2011
London, August 29 (ANI): Scientists have unlocked the key to why people overeat, which could hold vital clues for combating the scourge of obesity. In a study of brain circuits that control hunger and satiety, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that molecular mechanisms controlling free radicals-molecules tied to aging and tissue damage-are at the heart of increased appetite ...
Scientists crack riddle of why people overeat
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