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How diabetes causes muscle loss
Diabetes is associated with various health problems including decline in skeletal muscle mass. (2019-02-22)
New 2019 guidelines for patients with atrial fibrillation
Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS, Associate Professor with Tenure, Cardiovascular Division, in the Department of Medicine with the University of Minnesota Medical School was part of a Writing Committee tasked with updating the 2014 guidelines for patients with AFib. (2019-02-22)
Do improvements in sexual functioning after weight-loss surgery last?
Short-term improvements in sexual functioning have been reported after weight-loss surgery but not much is known about whether these improvements last. (2019-02-20)
Study: Adolescent female blood donors at risk for iron deficiency and associated anemia
Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which could have significant negative consequences on their developing brains, a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. (2019-02-19)
High fat diet linked to unfavorable changes in gut bacteria and inflammatory triggers
A high fat diet is linked to unfavourable changes in the type and numbers of gut bacteria-collectively known as the microbiome-as well as a rise in inflammatory triggers in the body, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the journal Gut. (2019-02-19)
New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging
New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. (2019-02-14)
New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely
A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose 'bad' fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers. (2019-02-14)
Interval training may shed more pounds than continuous moderate intensity workout
Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2019-02-14)
Accelerated risk of mobility loss for people aged 60+ tied to excess weight/inactivity
The combination of excess weight/obesity and an inactive lifestyle represents a powerful joint risk factor for developing mobility loss after age 60, according to a new study. (2019-02-12)
With age comes hearing loss and a greater risk of cognitive decline
In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education. (2019-02-12)
Changes in lung cells seen almost immediately after contact with low-molecular weight PAHs
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows cancer-promoting changes in lung cells as soon as 30 minutes after exposure to low-molecular weight PAHs, adding further evidence that regulators may be underestimating the risk of these compounds. (2019-02-11)
Working it out: Researchers find exercise may help fight depression in seniors
The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters. (2019-02-07)
High rates of weight-based bullying found among LBGTQ adolescents
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. (2019-02-07)
Tune in and switch off
The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, according to new research from the University of South Australia. (2019-02-07)
Excessive weight gain in early childhood affects teenage heart health
Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. (2019-02-06)
Study examines association between birth weight, risk of developing psychiatric disorders in adulthood
It is unclear if the associations between fetal growth as indicated by birth weight and later mental health conditions remain after taking into account family-related factors that could affect these conditions. (2019-02-06)
Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression
An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. (2019-02-05)
Weight loss surgery changes the way our bodies sense food
How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report Feb. (2019-02-05)
Masculine fitness program improves physical activity of European men
Gender-sensitized lifestyle programs delivered in professional football clubs have shown promise in increasing physical activity in Europe and could play an important public health role in engaging underserved men, according to a study published Feb. (2019-02-05)
The dangers of hidden fat: Exercise is your best defense against deep abdominal fat
Researchers analyzed two types of interventions -- lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) -- to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly. (2019-02-01)
Americans concerned about weight, but don't understand link to heart conditions, health
A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough -- or anything -- to combat their own weight issues. (2019-01-31)
Your body image is impacted by those around you
Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. (2019-01-30)
A first: Cornell researchers quantify photocurrent loss in particle interface
With a growing global population will come increased energy consumption, and sustainable forms of energy sources such as solar fuels and solar electricity will be in even greater demand. (2019-01-30)
Exploring the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline
A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital adds to a growing body of evidence that hearing loss is associated with higher risk of cognitive decline. (2019-01-29)
Does the 'buddy system' approach to weight loss work?
One of the more common self-improvement goals, particularly in the winter months before 'beach body' season, is to lose weight. (2019-01-29)
Study: Faster weight loss no better than slow weight loss for health benefits
Losing weight slowly or quickly won't tip the scale in your favor when it comes to overall health, according to new research. (2019-01-29)
Vegan diets are best for gut hormones and satiety, according to new study
A study published in the journal Nutrients finds that a vegan diet helps to promote beneficial gut hormones that are responsible for regulating blood sugar, satiety, and weight. (2019-01-29)
Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity
A study conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 percent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK's National Health Service. (2019-01-29)
UH researchers report new class of polyethylene catalyst
A team of chemists from the University of Houston has reported the discovery of a new class of catalyst to produce ultra-high-weight polyethylene, a potential new source of high-strength, abrasion-resistant plastic used for products ranging from bulletproof vests to artificial joints. (2019-01-25)
Medications could fill treatment gap for adolescents with obesity
Twelve independent pediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at Boston Medical Center, outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents in the Obesity research journal. (2019-01-25)
ESC press release: Loss of muscle and weight associated with disability after stroke
Loss of muscle and body weight is associated with disability after stroke, reports a study presented today at Heart & Stroke 2019, a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke, and published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. (2019-01-25)
Women gain weight when job demands are high
Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. (2019-01-25)
Slim people have a genetic advantage when it comes to maintaining their weight
In the largest study of its kind to date, Cambridge researchers have looked at why some people manage to stay thin while others gain weight easily. (2019-01-24)
Supplement makes (mouse) moms' milk better; pups benefit for life
Giving nursing mouse mothers a supplement called nicotinamide riboside (NR) promotes maternal weight loss, boosts milk production and quality, and leads to long-lasting physical, neurological, and behavioral benefits in the pups. (2019-01-22)
A new method developed to produce precursors for high-strength carbon fibers processing
Carbon fiber is an important structural material of the 21st century. (2019-01-22)
Body size may influence women's lifespan more than it does men's
Body size-height and weight- may influence women's lifespan far more than it does men's, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-01-21)
Proposed engineering method could help make buildings and bridges safer
Kanazawa University researchers discovered that the distance between dislocations in nanolayer interfaces of pearlite can determine how much the material can stretch or contract without breaking (ductility). (2019-01-17)
Wired for obesity
In a multi-center collaboration, scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and University of Cambridge discover a set of genes that help to establish brain connections governing body weight. (2019-01-17)
In the apple orchards: A new way to gauge bee pollinator success
A decade-long analysis of bee activity in apple orchards in New York showed decreased pollination services in some orchards beyond what simple counts of bee number or species richness would predict. (2019-01-17)
Ohio State study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk
You've probably heard that things like staying active, eating healthy and keeping your blood pressure in check can help your heart, and a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that following a set of seven lifestyle factors can also drastically reduce your risk of developing diabetes. (2019-01-16)
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