Testosterone research brings new hope for cancer patients

Approximately 20 percent of cancer related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia. Medical researchers now show that the hormone testosterone is effective at combating cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life., qAU qIaex 0

Gene controls bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow

In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that a gene previously known to control human metabolism also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow as well as how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type. The findings could lead to a better understanding of the disruption of bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow as well as its health consequences, and also point to the gene as a promising therapeutic target in the treatment of osteoporosis and skeletal aging., fGBQ0FoTAYo

Turn exercise into a game and see encouraging results

A team of researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other users. A study showed MapTrek and Fitbit users averaged 2,200 more steps per day than a control group that used only Fitbits., oboriqVEvWk

Obesity alone does not increase risk of death

Researchers have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The results of this study could impact how we think about obesity and health., EvvEmEzqxo8

15-minutes of exercise creates optimal brain state for mastering new motor skills

A recent study demonstrates that exercise performed immediately after practicing a new motor skill improves its long-term retention. More specifically, the research shows, for the first time, that as little as a single fifteen-minute bout of cardiovascular exercise increases brain connectivity and efficiency. It's a discovery that could, in principle, accelerate recovery of motor skills in patients who have suffered a stroke or who face mobility problems following an injury., kiLyDHEfAdY

Healthier hearts equal healthier guts

Heart health and gut health may be linked. A new study finds that people with better cardiovascular fitness have more of a certain type of bacteria in their gut., oLQTB1DFw4E

Teenagers can thank their parents' positive attitude for avoiding obesity

Teenagers are less likely to be overweight if their mum or dad had a positive attitude during pregnancy, a new study finds., ya0EsDeqE5o

Obesity and overweight linked to long-term health problems after traumatic brain injury

Especially at longer follow-up times, overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new study., onj2MmtO6I8

Pulse wave analysis provides reliable information on heart health in young people

Arterial stiffness is one of the early signs of cardiovascular disease, and arterial stiffening has been observed in children. A recent study suggests that an easy-to-use, non-invasive method can produce reproducible estimates of arterial stiffness in adolescents aged 16-19 years., zDW NnH5oIo

Don't let depression keep you from exercising

Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient's good health as finding an effective antidepressant., Howd4BVgKKM

New measure for stress in overtrained athletes

Overload training -- or, training to exhaustion followed by a period or rest and recovery before a race -- is a method used by many endurance athletes in search of a personal best. A new study has found that overtraining might alter firing in the body's sympathetic nerve fibers which might hinder athletic performance., MteGD622KWM

Mindful movement may help lower stress, anxiety

Taking a walk may be a good opportunity to mentally review your to-do list, but using the time to instead be more mindful of your breathing and surroundings may help boost your wellbeing, according to researchers who found that while students reported being less stressed while they were on their feet and moving, they received an even greater benefit when they reported also being more mindful., Ca9ZiDxNVDc

Lonely and prolonged struggle for people with severe obesity

The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain., LcvHgvLxPjI

Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier

Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research., eG5QENfny 4

Bad habits that lead to cancer, chronic disease corrected by simple lifestyle intervention

Four of the most common bad habits -- too much screen time, too little exercise and high fat and low fruit and vegetable intake -- can lead to heart disease and cancer, but a simple intervention using mobile health tools and coaching normalized these behaviors, and improvements were sustained., EzVwFvkfTkU

Daily fasting works for weight loss, finds report on 16:8 diet

Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study that examines the effect of time-restricted eating on weight loss in obese individuals., Q5UDQRE rf8

When it comes to weight loss in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis, more is better

Overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain and significantly improve function and mobility with weight loss. New research reveals that a 20% or more weight loss has the added benefit of continued improvement in physical health-related quality of life along with an additional 25% reduction in pain and improvement in function., XXbh9CoSaSE

Foods combining fats and carbohydrates more rewarding than foods with just fats or carbs

Researchers show that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates -- i.e., many processed foods -- more than foods containing only fat or only carbs. A study of 206 adults supports the idea that these kinds of foods hijack our body's inborn signals governing food consumption., 4x6kP2qb7Ec

Better physical fitness and lower aortic stiffness key to slower brain aging

The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness and the stiffness of the central arteries.,  YrRf2vTPoU

Unnecessarily difficult: Physical activity resources for adults are loaded with jargon

Web page articles and other written materials designed to encourage physical activity are often too difficult to be easily read and understood by most US adults, limiting their effectiveness., X8m2jiDZZZM

Caloric intake and muscle mass at high altitude

New research looks at why a group of young, healthy adults residing at high altitude lost muscle mass while severely underfed and consuming the same high-protein diet that preserved muscle during weight loss at sea level., 1ozobXorh w

Customized resistance exercise a factor for success with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and resistance exercise have often been considered an impossible combination. But with proper support and individually adjusted exercises, female patients achieved considerable health improvements, according to new research., 3Hixq4kj6X0

Exercise mitigates genetic effects of obesity later in life

A new study suggests, for the first time in women over age 70, that working up a sweat can reduce the influence one's genes have on obesity., ugNyDev4 EY

Inefficient fat metabolism a possible cause of overweight

Protracted weight gain can, in some cases, be attributed to a reduced ability to metabolize fat, a new study shows. Sensitive individuals might need more intensive lifestyle changes if they are to avoid becoming overweight and developing type 2 diabetes, claim the researchers, who are now developing means of measuring the ability to break down fat., TyfqM4WQ04M

Weight changes associated with reduced bone strength

Researchers have found evidence that weight loss can result in worsening bone density, bone architecture and bone strength., qj9yYurPCiA

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