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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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What is cholesterol ratio and why is it important?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol. How do they affect the body? How can you manage high cholesterol?



Six fixes for cracked heels

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the common causes of cracked heels, how cracked heels may be prevented, and home remedies that are recommended.



How to use basal insulin: Benefits, types, and dosage

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn all about basal insulin injections, which help regulate blood sugar levels in people diagnosed with diabetes.



Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid...



Appetite-controlling brain circuits in mice may explain stress eating

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines how two opposing neural pathways in the brain's amygdala are responsible for promoting and suppressing appetite.



High BMI linked to severe liver disease in later life

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Obesity is known to cause a range of health issues, but the links between BMI and liver disease have not received much research. A new study fills the gap.



New role for immune cells in preventing diabetes and hypertension

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative...



Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis.



Living with A-fib: Tips and outlook

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about A-fib and the recommended lifestyle changes a person may make. What does A-fib do to the body and how might it be treated?



How insulin and glucagon work to regulate blood sugar levels

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the link between diabetes and the pancreas? What are the symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels? Find out in this article.



Scientists are gauging how mood influences eating habits

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many of us lie or can't remember what we ate when asked to reveal our eating habits, and that makes it difficult for doctors and researchers to guide us toward better diets and behaviors.



Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day...



Can whole-body vibration stave off obesity and diabetes?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study published this week shows that whole-body vibration could offer an alternative to exercise in the fight against obesity and diabetes.



Study identifies African-specific genomic variant associated with obesity

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Findings highlight the importance of genomic studies in diverse populations.



Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A hormone secreted by bone cells can suppress appetite, according to mouse studies conducted by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers.



Playing Pokémon Go may help people reach 10,000 daily steps goal

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After playing Pokémon Go, people were twice as likely to reach the 10,000-steps-per-day goal.



Being overweight in early pregnancy associated with increased rate of cerebral palsy

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Among Swedish women, being overweight or obese early in pregnancy was associated with increased rates of cerebral palsy in children, according to a study appearing in JAMA.



Photos show promise as dietary assessment tool, but more training needed

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research at Oregon State University suggests that photographs of your food are good for a lot more than just entertaining your friends on social media - those pictures might help improve your...



Lifestyle choices condition colon and rectal cancer risk more than genetics

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers of the Colorectal Cancer research group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr.



Weight gain on the rise, but fewer adults attempting weight loss

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Despite an increase in overweight and obesity over the past 3 decades, new research finds that fewer adults are attempting to lose weight.



Study IDs 90 genes in fat that may contribute to dangerous diseases

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A sweeping international effort is connecting the dots between genes in our fat cells and our risk for obesity and cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.



Making metabolically active brown fat from white fat-derived stem cells

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have demonstrated the potential to engineer brown adipose tissue, which has therapeutic promise to treat metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, from white...



Cholesterol levels: What they mean and keeping them healthy

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different kinds of cholesterol, what different factors affect cholesterol, and when to see a doctor.



Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Poor sleep habits - such as short sleep duration and daytime napping - may lead to weight gain for adults genetically predisposed for obesity, study finds.



New treatment for fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes burns up fat in liver

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Sweden are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells' own ability to burn accumulated fats.