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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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Low physical activity increases risk of bladder, kidney cancer

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between chronic physical inactivity and the risk of developing bladder cancer and kidney cancer.



Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Millions of people wear some kind of wristband activity tracker and use the device to monitor their own exercise and health, often sharing the data with their physician. But is the data accurate?



Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study concludes that individuals with metabolic syndrome that sleep for under 6 hours per night could have an increased cardiovascular risk.



Scientists uncover dietary strategy to address obesity using component in red chili

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a dietary strategy that may address obesity by reducing endotoxemia, a major contributor to chronic, low-grade inflammation (CLGI).



Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.



Avoid fruit juice up to the age of 1 year, say the AAP

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for infants under the age of 1 year and should be avoided, say the American Academy of Pediatrics.



Weight loss surgery may cause alcohol addiction

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New large-scale, long-term study suggests that a popular weight loss surgical procedure may raise the risk of alcohol dependence, years after surgery.



Can you be healthy and have obesity? Not really, says major study

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The largest study of its kind to date investigates the idea of 'healthy obesity' and deems it a myth. Obese people are still at a higher risk of illness.



Mindful eating may help people lose weight, study finds

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A program designed to help people manage their weight finds that being more mindful about preparing and eating food can be an effective aid to weight loss.



Use of new swallowable gastric balloon results in substantial weight loss

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (17-20 May) shows that a swallowable gastic balloon - that can be inserted without endoscopy or anaesthesia...



Natural remedies for high cholesterol levels

Fri, 19 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at a variety of lifestyle changes and natural supplements that help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.



Dehydration headaches: Signs, treatment, and prevention

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Headaches are a common cause of pain but what is a dehydration headache? Learn about the symptoms, causes, and how to treat a dehydration headache.



Following gastric band surgery, device-related reoperation common, costly

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery, reoperation was common, costly, and varied widely across hospital referral regions, according to a study...



Swapping a beer for water may lower obesity risk

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study of 15,765 adults finds that a daily glass of water instead of a beer or sugar-sweetened soda links to lower incidence of obesity.



Breast cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers.



Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Get up and get moving! New research finds that just 2 weeks of physical inactivity can lead to metabolic changes that increase the risk of chronic disease.



Is diabetes genetic? Facts about hereditary risk

Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Can you inherit diabetes? In this article, we ask whether type 1 and 2 diabetes are due to lifestyle factors, genetic susceptibility, or both.



Tamoxifen protects against obesity-related metabolic disorders

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects.



Diabetes doctors: Which specialists treat diabetes?

Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are a variety of healthcare professionals that can help manage diabetes. Knowing what to expect from each will help you make the most of your visit.



The best apps for dieting and weight loss

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Are you looking to lose weight and keep it off? Here are MNT's pick of the best dieting and weight loss apps that can help you to achieve your goal.



Experts define obesity as a disease

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In a consensus statement, the World Obesity Federation argue that obesity is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease with food as the primary agent.



Common sweetener in low-cal foods also a marker for weight gain

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study has identified the sugar alcohol erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass.



Cholesterol-free diet: Recipes and possible health benefits

Fri, 12 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are the common themes of cholesterol-cutting diets? In this article learn about the vegan diet, the Mediterranean diet, and the TLC diet.



Jogging for 30 minutes per day could slow cellular aging by 9 years

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Get your running shoes on; a new study finds that jogging for 30 to 40 minutes on 5 days per week could reduce biological aging by 9 years.



Best smoothies for people with diabetes

Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Smoothies are a healthful and delicious way to have fruits and vegetables, but they can pose significant risks for people with diabetes. Learn more.