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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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Fitness, not physical activity, mitigates negative effects of prolonged sitting

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Physical activity has numerous health benefits. However, a new study suggests that fitness, not physical activity, reduces cardiovascular risk factors.

Hunger 'not linked to calorie intake'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A review of more than 460 studies finds that there is no solid link between how hungry we feel and the amount of calories we consume.

Basal Ganglia Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

What happens when a stroke occurs in the basal ganglia? Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent strokes from occurring.

Shorter-time between bariatric surgery and childbirth associated with increased risk of complications for infants

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Infants who were born less than two years after a mother's bariatric surgery had higher risks for prematurity, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and small for gestational age status compared...

Exchanging sedentariness for low-intensity physical activity can prevent weight gain in children

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study...

Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Regular exercise has been found to improve overall thinking skills and cardiovascular capacity in people with vascular cognitive impairment.

Did you just lose weight? These nine foods will help you keep it off

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The Daily Meal report on how to maintain weight loss, including a list of foods to help keep the weight off while helping you feel full and satisfied.

Are Protein Shakes OK for People with Diabetes?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Protein shakes are used as nutritional supplements but why might they be an issue for diabetics? Learn about different protein shakes and nutrition tips.

Replacing diet beverages with water may help diabetic patients lose weight

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their...

Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.

How your BMI might affect your brain function

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

There are plenty of reasons it's important to maintain a healthy weight, and now you can add one more to the list: It may be good for your brain.

Exercise vs. diabetes: New level of detail uncovered

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

One million participants across four continents provide the most in-depth analysis of exercise and its ability to stave off type 2 diabetes.

Mom's pre-pregnancy BMI may affect newborn's lifespan

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women who have a higher BMI before pregnancy are likely to have newborns with shorter telomere length - a biomarker for biological age, says new research.

It's not just what you eat, it's how you cook it: Nine kitchen techniques to aid weight loss

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The Daily Meal report on kitchen techniques we can implement that will help with weight loss, without robbing us of flavorful, satisfying food.

Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day - they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime...

Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders? Brain study sheds light

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study using virtual reality to test body perceptions finds that in response to obesity, women have more negative feelings about their body than men.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hormone that limits fibrosis discovered

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover the hormone IGF-I limits the fibrosis associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis - a progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

High BMI and type 2 diabetes linked to liver cancer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Liver cancer is an uncommon but serious condition. Breaking research shows that BMI, waist circumference, and diabetes are risk factors for the disease.

Indigenous group add to evidence tying cesarean birth to obesity

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and obesity.

Study finds differences in obesity rates between children/teens with and without autism

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without ASD, according to a new epidemiological study led by...

High-protein diet curbs metabolic benefits of weight loss

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo funded almost 100 health organizations over 5 years

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that at least 96 national health organizations received funding from soda giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo between 2011-2015.

Binge eating could be halted by activating novel brain receptor

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Activating a brain receptor called TAAR1 blocked compulsive eating and junk food consumption in rats, making it a promising drug target for binge eating.

Wearable trackers 'may not increase activity enough to benefit health'

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds even with charity or cash incentives, regularly wearing activity trackers may increase exercise levels, but not enough to boost health.

Food preferences altered by specific brain pathways

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

People with a gene defect have greater preferences for high-fat, but not high sugar foods, drawing a direct link between food choice and genetic variants.