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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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Obesity reprogrammes muscle stem cells

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research from...



Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PST

Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following a stroke. Exercise can improve brain function in chronic stroke patients.



Is shrimp high in cholesterol? Nutritional and heart health information

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Are shrimp safe for people to eat who have high cholesterol? Learn about things to consider when eating shrimp and how to prepare them in a healthful way.



Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests.



After weight loss, a maintenance program could be the key to keeping off pounds long term

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A weight loss program that incorporates a maintenance intervention could help participants be more successful at keeping off pounds long term.



Children inherit around 40 percent of parents' BMI

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

Around 40 percent of a child's weight is inherited from their parents, with 20 percent due to the mother and 20 percent due to the father, study finds.



Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found.



More steps mean less hospital for older Aussies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.



Cholesterol test: Uses, what to expect, results

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What are the risks of cholesterol and who should have a test? Learn about what to expect with the test, what the results mean, and treatment options.



Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that gaining weight from the age of 20 may increase the risk of developing esophageal and stomach cancers later in life.



Unsaturated fatty acid may reverse aging effect of obesity

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Obesity, or a high fat diet, can lead to changes in the immune system similar to those observed with aging. That's what research published in Experimental Physiology suggests.



High levels of vitamin D may improve muscle strength

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using a cutting-edge technique, researchers from the United Kingdom investigate the effect of active and inactive vitamin D levels on muscle strength.



Weight-loss surgery can get the blood flowing

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Research reveals patients regain urinary and erectile function within a month.



Abdominal fat may cause type 2 diabetes, heart disease

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds that having a genetic predisposition to a higher waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for BMI is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.



Worm gene could be key to developing obesity treatment

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Monash University and Danish researchers have discovered a gene in worms that could help break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising that can lead to obesity.



Obesity may raise heart risk by triggering harmful immune response

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet increases immune system T cells, resulting in inflammation that raises cardiovascular risk.



Why does type 1 diabetes kill some cells but not others?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research led by scientists from Yale University show how some insulin-producing beta cells survive the immune attack typical of type 1 diabetes.



Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders; however, some patients may not want to undergo surgery.



Whole grains increase metabolism, may help promote weight loss

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Diets that contain whole grains speed up metabolism and increase calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion, finds new research.



Lack of transportation limits healthy food access among Washington State residents

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Having convenient or reasonable access to supermarkets is often associated with healthier diets and a lower risk for obesity among neighborhood residents.



Fetal exposure to bisphenol A disrupts the body's endocrine system

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

New mouse study shows prenatal exposure to bisphenol A increases obesity risk in the offspring by lowering sensitivity to an appetite-controlling hormone.



The heavier the person, the lower the chance of getting hospice care or dying at home

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The heavier someone is, the less likely they are to have what many people might call a "good death", with hospice care and a chance to die at home, a new study finds.



Surprising health changes among postmenopausal women who marry or divorce reported in study

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Contrary to previous data, a new study finds that some health measures in postmenopausal women, such as body mass index (BMI), tend to worsen if the women marry and to improve if they divorce or...



Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in...



Study highlights importance of preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential...