Importance of Maintaining Muscle Mass

The new study evaluates walking vs. weight lifting for weight loss among overweight seniors. OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term effects of exercise modality during weight loss on body composition and associations between body composition and physical function changes. METHODS: Two hundred forty-nine older adults (66.9 ± 4.7 years, 71% women, 32% African American, BMI: 34.4 ± 3.7 kg/m2 ) were randomized […]

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Physical exercise induces hippocampal neurogenesis and prevents cognitive decline

Accumulating evidence from animal and human research indicate that adult hippocampal neurogenesis plays a key role in cognition. Meanwhile, cognitive decline is well known to associate with ageing-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Therefore, prevention of hippocampal neurogenesis reduction should be critical for these diseases. Physical exercise, a potent […]

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Consumption of extra virgin olive oil improves body composition and blood pressure

Despite the fact that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is widely used in obese individuals to treat cardiovascular diseases, the role of EVOO on weight/fat reduction remains unclear. We investigated the effects of energy-restricted diet containing EVOO on body composition and metabolic disruptions related to obesity. METHODS: This is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial in […]

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Insulin: Miracle-Gro for fat cells

Highly processed carbs — white bread, sugary cereal, white rice, regular pasta and bagels, for example — produce rapid rises and drops in blood sugar, which can lead to weight gain. They also can lead to something called metabolic syndrome, which is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome […]

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Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity – and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. BBC: Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’ In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to “bust the myth” about exercise. They said while activity was […]

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Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California

Over the past 7 years, California clinicians have been amputating toes, feet, ankles and legs of patients with diabetes-related ischemia with much greater frequency than before, and public health officials, diabetes clinicians, and surgeons said they’re puzzled by the trend. MedPageToday: Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally Statewide, there was a 31% increase in these […]

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Strength Training Builds More Than Muscles

Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. What many of us don’t know is that strong muscles lead to strong bones. And strong bones can help minimize the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. Harvard Medical School: Strength […]

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Impact of Post-Meal and One-Time Daily Exercise in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of short-timed post-meal and one-time daily exercise on glycemic control in patients with T2DM. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome: Impact of post-meal and one-time daily exercise in patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized crossover study Methods Sixty-four T2DM patients were randomised into crossover design. Group […]

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OBESITY RATES FALL 2017

Adult Obesity in the United States Adult obesity rates decreased in Kansas, increased in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington, and West Virginia, and remained stable in the rest of states between 2015 and 2016. This supports trends that show steadying levels in recent years, yet adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in five states and top […]

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You Cannot Outrun a Bad Diet

A recent report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management.1Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by […]

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