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Fitness means being in good physical condition, being healthy, having more energy and better sleep patterns. A person who is fit is also able to carry out tasks more easily. Fitness may help prevent certain diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes,



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Running for 1 minute per day may protect women's bone health

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A short burst of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity, such as running, is connected with better bone health in women, finds new research.



Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of chronic disease and premature death.



Artificial sweeteners: Weight loss friend or foe?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Millions of people routinely consume artificial sweeteners. New research shows that artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity.



What causes food cravings?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the causes of food cravings, what types of food cravings there are, and how to reduce or replace them.



One good breakfast a day keeps weight gain away

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

If breakfast is your main meal and you skip snack time throughout the day, you are likelier to avoid weight gain, a large population study confirms.



Common chemicals in plastic linked to chronic disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chemicals found in many plastics, called phthalates, have once again been linked with a range of chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes.



Study links maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioral problems in boys

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.



Higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer in taller and heavier men

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The risk of aggressive prostate cancer is increased in taller men and those with a higher BMI and waist circumference, according to a new study.



Could house dust make us fat?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In laboratory studies, precursor fat cells exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in house dust were found to proliferate and acquire more fat.



Researchers find intriguing clues about obesity by counting steps via smartphones

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A global study based on daily steps counted by smartphones discovers "activity inequality.



Why is my period late? Eight possible reasons

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

A late period can be distressing but there are many causes. Learn about eight possible reasons for a late period, including stress and birth control.



Childhood obesity major link to hip diseases

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, shows a strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood.



Biomarkers could predict which diets are best for weight loss

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin levels could help to identify which diets are most effective for weight loss, a new study suggests.



Heart palpitations: Causes, tests, and treatment

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A heart palpitation means an awareness of the heartbeat that may not feel right, but what are the common causes and complications? Can it be prevented?



Gut microbes influence the body's response to high-fat diet

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

After switching to a high-fat diet, genetically similar mice showed differences in outcomes that could be predicted by gut microbe markers in their urine.



Could smelling our food lead to weight gain?

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that mice that lack a sense of smell do not gain weight and burn fat quicker, despite being fed a high-fat diet.



Higher BMI linked with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results of a new study add to the evidence of an association between higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2...



Immune cells in the brain may cause weight gain

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Fat-rich diets cause microglia - immune cells that live in the brain and spinal cord - to trigger overeating and weight gain in mice, a new study shows.



Study sheds light on immune responses driving obesity-induced liver disease

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New findings from mouse models reveal that the type of immune response that helps maintain healthy metabolism in fatty tissues, called type 2 immunity, also drives obesity-induced nonalcoholic fatty...



Double chin: Causes and how to get rid of one

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Excess fat under the chin can be caused by a number of factors, including age, weight, and genetics. Learn how to reduce the appearance of a double chin.



Community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A large-scale effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income Massachusetts communities resulted in some modest improvements among schoolchildren over a relatively short period of time...



Are current exercise guidelines too demanding?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Fitting in the recommended amount of exercise is a challenge in our busy lives. Are there health benefits associated with doing less exercise? We find out.



Marriage, fatherhood may cause men to gain weight

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Being married or becoming a father may cause men to gain weight, new research finds. Getting a divorce, however, may lead to weight loss.



Scientists shed new light on preventative measures for diabetes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Small amounts of physical activity can offer health benefits that protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes and can result from a high-fat diet.



Garcinia cambogia: Does it work?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is garcinia cambogia and how might it be connected to weight loss? Learn about other benefits, how much you should take, and potential risks.