Health, Fitness & Food

A study investigates the potential relationship between whole-grain and fruit and vegetable food groups with healthy kidney function. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a global public health problem that is typically associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. CKD can lead to cardiovascular disease and consequently result in death. Consumption of whole grains, fruits, and
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A recent study assessed the association between chronic conditions, physical multi-morbidity, and sedentary behaviour among adults in six countries. Sedentary behaviour is associated with a wide range of deleterious outcomes such as diabetes, stroke, and premature mortality, irrespective of a person’s physical activity levels. There have been no studies that are nationally representative, multi-national, or
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An article published in the British Medical Journal discusses a study on the long-term use of statins for patients with high cholesterol. A recent study explored the long-term use of statins in patients with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. LDL cholesterol transports fat to cells, where they can build up and cause atherosclerosis.
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In a recently published review, researchers summarize the effects of paternal obesity on male fertility — specifically sperm quality and progeny health. Obesity, defined as the excessive accumulation of adipose tissue, is a well-established risk factor for many pathologies, including hypertension, kidney and cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes. Recent studies have shown that obesity
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Using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, researchers examine the relationship between children’s exercise and perceived neighborhood safety. The risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which include diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure, are becoming more prevalent among youth. As a result, intervention efforts are beginning to target physical activity among youth as a way
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In a recent study, researchers in France determined the effects of a breakfast drink with whey protein on muscle mass in older adults. Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function. There are several ways to combat sarcopenia; among them are to increase protein intake as well as using available essential amino
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Researchers compare People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful lists from 1990 and 2017 to evaluate if there have been changes in beauty standards over time. There are variations of ideas on beauty depending on personal preferences and cultural standards. However, society demonstrates a substantial agreement overall as to what constitutes human beauty. People magazine has the
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In a study published earlier this month, researchers determine what affects the use and purchase of e-bikes would have on physical activity levels. To lower levels of inactivity and increase physical activity levels, cycling has been made a political goal in Norway. Many research studies have produced findings that support the positive outcomes related to
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In a recent study, scientists determine whether people can maintain their health with high-intensity interval training while on a fast food diet. The fast food diet currently prevalent in North America is both popular and unhealthy.  For example, a study has shown that during the 2007-2010 period, adults in the United States received 11% of
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Researchers studied university students to determine the sociodemographic and behavioural variables associated with different physical activity levels. Adults are encouraged to participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Previous studies have shown that
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Researchers discuss ways to reduce the risks associated with a common, but sometimes deadly, heart disorder — atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart disease that causes an irregular heartbeat by interfering with the heart’s normal rhythm. This interferes with the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently around the body, which can lead to
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Researchers from the United States and Germany studied whether repeated electrical brain stimulation of the prefrontal cortex could improve weight loss by reducing hunger, cravings, and snacking behaviour. Health Risks Associated with Obesity Obesity is a term that describes when a person’s body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be. While genes, lifestyle,
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A large-scale multinational study investigates the effect of evolocumab on regulating LDL cholesterol levels and managing the risk of heart disease. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a well-researched marker for cardiovascular disease, with lower LDL levels being associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is an enzyme that plays
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Researchers studied the behaviours, attitudes, and motivations behind the use of electronic cigarettes in both smokers and non-smokers in the United States. Electronic Cigarettes are battery-powered cigarettes that have risen in popularity in the United States. It delivers aerosolized nicotine and substances to the user. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that
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A recent US study determined whether turning family exercise into cooperative games can increase motivation and family exercise levels. Many research studies that have investigated the connection between obesity, physical activity, and cardiovascular diseases have demonstrated that the majority of adults in the US are not meeting recommended levels of physical activity. This, in turn,
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A recent systematic review investigated the potential connection between sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) such as sleep apnea (a common disorder where you intermittently stop breathing for many seconds to minutes) and snoring, has been increasingly linked to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and high
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An upcoming trial will implement a weight loss program for couples to investigate how individuals affect their partner’s weight loss. Weight loss studies up to date have focused on the individuals within a couple, but couples as a whole engage in the same dietary and physical activity habits and thus share a similar obesity risk.
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A study investigated heart disease treatment strategies to determine the most effective strategy for reducing the risk of secondary heart problems. Aspirin, commonly prescribed as a heart disease treatment, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events such as coronary artery disease, stroke, and arrhythmias. Aspirin may also reduce the risk of
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Researchers in the Netherlands analysed whether parenting styles are associated with physical activity and sedentary screen time in Dutch children. It is not a secret that daily physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity helps in weight maintenance and is positively associated with good mental health. Lack of physical activity
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A recent study in determines the effects of iron supplements during infancy on systolic blood pressure in children born with low birth weight. Hypertension is one of the most important and, luckily, preventable and curable causes of cardiovascular diseases. Studies have shown that high systolic blood pressure by the age of 30 can increase the
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Researchers in the United States are investigating the long-term effects of socioeconomic inequalities on heart health. Cardiovascular disease may not be associated only with the older in age. New research has made the connection between factors from childhood and its influence on the development and progression of heart disease. Researchers are becoming increasingly aware of
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Researchers determine whether a new, rapid blood test for heart attack diagnosis could rule out heart attacks faster than current methods, to improve decision making and treatment. Millions of people report to hospital emergency departments every year with chest pain. Not all of these people have suffered a heart attack or myocardial infarction. In fact,
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