Health, Fitness & Food

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Research has suggested exercise is medicine, so should it be prescribed as such? A recent review summarized existing evidence supporting the clinical efficacy of prescribing exercise for managing abdominal obesity. Evidence has shown that regular and consistent exercise is one of the most important lifestyle changes that can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers in the US investigated the impact of processed foods on American adults with excess weight. Ultra-processed foods contribute to 89% of added sugars and provide 58% of energy intake in the American diet. They are industrially manufactured, packaged and convenient. They are usually
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 2] Researchers investigated the effects of regular exercise on cardiac function and markers of cardiac damage in elderly males undergoing long-distance cycling. The beneficial effects of regular exercise in young and old individuals are well established. However, the effects of long, moderate-intensity exercise in elderly people over the age
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Sunburns are the leading cause of skin cancer. Researchers investigate whether common sun-avoidance behaviours are helpful in preventing sunburn. Skin cancer is preventable, but it is often overlooked. Almost 5 million people in the United States are treated for skin cancer every year, and more than 9000 people
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigated dietary patterns among groups with different levels of education and their association with heart disease and stroke.   It has been established that a healthy diet is one packed with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and poultry products. It is presumed that educated people maintain a
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A review in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism discussed evidence for the safety and efficacy of supplements for athletes. A dietary supplement is an ingested compound that is purposefully consumed, along with a habitual diet, to support a specific health or performance benefit. There
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A French team investigated the disruptive effects of night-shift work on sleep patterns and sleep disorders in the French pastry industry. Shift work has many disadvantages. Not only can it impact family and social commitments, but it can also impact an individual’s sleep quality. Night-shift workers find that
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in the Netherlands investigated factors that contribute to temporary threshold shifts in hearing after attending music festivals. Hearing loss has become increasingly prevalent in the younger population. This may be related to the increase in attending music festivals, concerts, and clubs as a leisure activity. Noise-induced hearing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] It is becoming clear that environmental stressors can be transmitted across generations. Benito and colleagues show that enriching environments can modify these stressors and lead to smart kids. Stress can have huge effects on an individuals’ health, but the extent to which it can create long-lasting problems is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers explored the relationship between the daily rises and falls in hormone levels and the development of precursor cells into mature fat cells. Despite daily exposure to the hormones that promote their maturation, the development of immature “precursor” cells into mature fat cells does not occur often. Evidence
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 2.7] Researchers investigated whether replacing carbohydrates from white rice and potatoes with lentils lowered blood glucose levels after a meal. Methods to control blood sugar levels have been receiving a lot of attention due to its importance in treating and preventing type 2 diabetes. Drastic changes and high peaks
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] A recent study investigated how a discriminatory work environment can negatively impact workplace well-being, and the support employers can provide. We live in a global world with diverse workplaces and free movement. While there are legislative frameworks in place for vulnerable people, discrimination in the workplace is still
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study evaluated whether supplements with a fermented milk mixture would reduce the negative effects associated with high-intensity exercise. The intestinal system helps to protect the body from dangerous pathogens. Exercise has been shown to compromise this function by affecting the intestinal barrier. Intense physical activity can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigated how overweight and obese adolescents viewed physical activity to gain more insight into how to promote active lifestyles. The increase of obesity in adolescence has become a serious public health concern. Adolescents with a high body mass index (BMI) have a higher chance of carrying obesity
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Our Reader Score [Total: 5 Average: 5] A recent Spanish study shows that socioeconomic status in early life plays a mediating role in educational, employment, family, and health. For all too many people worldwide, poverty remains a stubborn fact of life. Socioeconomic status can influence an individual’s physical health, educational attainment, mental health, and life
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study looked at the effects of work-related fatigue from physically inactive and demanding jobs on the levels of physical exercise. Exercise can improve many aspects of well-being. Specifically, physical exercise may also reduce fatigue caused by work demands. However, exercise seems to decline as work-related exhaustion
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Swiss researchers evaluated how aerobic exercise affects short and long-term memory among university students. Exercise is highly touted as one of the best ways to keep pristine mental and physical health. Aerobic exercise, in particular, intends to improve the efficiency of the cardiovascular system. Previous studies have also found that aerobic exercise may have short-term
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Since inflammation may increase the risk of disease, researchers examined whether there is a correlation between poor sleep and increased inflammation in middle-aged women. Poor sleep is common in middle-aged women. Sleep disturbances can last for a long time and can reduce an individual’s quality of life and increase a person’s vulnerability to psychological disorders
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