Health, Fitness & Food

In a recent study published in Nutrients, researchers found that eating a vegan diet regulates blood sugar, satiety, weight, and promotes beneficial gut hormones. Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. A change in dietary intake can decrease those chances. Research shows that consuming red meat and processed meat
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A recent study investigated a new signaling molecule, interleukin-6, that may play a crucial role in regulating exercise-associated loss in belly fat. Obesity, defined as an excess of body fat, can increase the risk of several medical complications, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Moreover, excessive belly fat can worsen health outcomes, result in low self-esteem,
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A recent study discussed why neck exercises are an important practice to help lessen the severity of or even avoid sports-related concussions. Sports-related concussions happen when the head or neck experiences a strong force. These concussions can cause pathophysiological alterations in the brain, and damage to brain tissue is a long-term possibility. Sports-related concussions can
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To determine the consequences of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, researchers recently studied how physical activity can counter the negative effects of sitting. Recent statistics show that the average person sits for at least 12 hours per day. This has caused the scientific community to coin the term “sitting disease” to refer to the effects physical inactivity,
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The controversy surrounding the use of aspirin for preventing cardiovascular disease in healthy patients is ongoing. A recent analysis of healthy patients without cardiovascular disease assessed the efficacy and safety of taking aspirin. It is well-known that aspirin is beneficial in preventing strokes and heart attacks in patients with cardiovascular disease. About 80% of heart
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Researchers investigated how different types of cooking preparation affect the health benefits of spinach. Like many other leafy green vegetables, spinach is full of healthy vitamins and minerals. It is also an excellent source of lutein, a pigment found in dark green vegetables. Lutein is an antioxidant, which are important factors for the body’s immune
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Nutrition scientists reviewed the relationship between poor gut health and depletion of the antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E in metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of factors which together lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other serious medical conditions. Although the precise definition varies, the American Heart Association
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A recent report determined the safety of parabens as preservatives in cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals, and evaluated if a paraben allergy is a problematic health concern. Looking for “paraben free” on labels of various products has become a new trend. The product reviewers, health enthusiasts, and some self-proclaimed experts have been advocating the use of
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How does mindset affect weight loss? Researchers recently studied mindfulness for weight loss to determine its effects and published their results in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Obesity has become a global epidemic in the last 25 years. At least 2.8 million people every year die from obesity-related causes. However, there are few
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A study was recently published on how people who experienced personal income fluctuation for 15 years were impacted by cardiovascular disease later in life. Fluctuations in personal income is a growing public health concern. To study the effects of personal income fluctuation on health, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association
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A recent study published in Research in Sports Medicine examined the benefits of compression stockings for female soccer players. Soccer-induced muscle injury and fatigue are possible and unfortunate aspects of the sport. Previous studies have revealed various benefits of compression stockings when worn by male soccer players. These benefits included a reduction in muscle stress
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A recent study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians reveals the association between body weight and cancer risk factors. Studies have shown that excess body weight can cause many chronic diseases and can decrease life expectancy. Throughout the years, there has been an increase in the rates of obesity and its association with
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