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Article ID: 619850

Brisk Walking May Improve Symptoms of Parkinson’s

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease who regularly walk for exercise may improve their motor function, mood, tiredness, fitness and some aspects of thinking abilities, according to a study published in the July 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 619980

Does Long-Distance Training Saddle Young Cyclists with Fragile Bones?

Wake Forest University

Young cyclists training to join the Tour de France could be causing irreversible damage to their bones. Wake Forest researchers are investigating what can be done to stop it.

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30-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619831

Diet or Exercise? “Energy Balance” is Real Key to Disease Prevention

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

USDA, ACSM, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics join forces to announce action steps to combat obesity crisis.

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25-Jun-2014 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619752

Fat of the Bone

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new kind of imaging technique shows how exercise and diabetes drugs affect the amount of fat inside our bones, which could play roles in the health of our bones.

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24-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 619728

Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Diabetic Patients’ Quality of Life Better than Diet and Exercise

Endocrine Society

An intensive weight loss program involving lifestyle modifications improves obese diabetic patients’ physical and mental health as well as gastric bypass surgery does over two years, but the weight loss surgery leads to a greater reduction in adverse effects of obesity on quality of life. These results, from a new study in patients with Type 2 diabetes, were presented Tuesday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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Physical Fitness Level Affects Kidney Function in Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrine Society

Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve their physical fitness lower their chances of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD), and if they already have kidney damage, they can improve their kidney function. These findings come from a new study presented Monday at the joint meeting in Chicago of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014.

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Testosterone Replacement May Help Mobility Limited Older Men Improve and Maintain Aerobic Capacity

Endocrine Society

Testosterone replacement therapy may help older men who have limited mobility and low testosterone improve their aerobic capacity and lessen its decline with age, new research finds. The results were presented in a poster Sunday, June 22, at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago.

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Exercising First, Dieting Later Protects Patients with Metabolic Syndrome from Muscle Loss

Endocrine Society

Younger and older women tend to lose lean muscle mass, along with fat, unless they engage in physical activity before they attempt weight loss, a new study from Israel finds. The results were presented Sunday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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22-Jun-2014 6:00 PM EDT
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Targeting Popular Teens Not All That Effective in Fighting Obesity, Study Finds

Loyola University Health System

In the fight against teenage obesity, some researchers have proposed targeting popular teens, in the belief that such kids would have an outsize influence on their peers. But researchers were surprised to find this strategy would be only marginally more effective than targeting overweight kids at random.

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9-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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Iowa State University Researchers Test Accuracy of Fitness Bands and Find Way to Correct Self-Report Errors

Iowa State University

Iowa State University researchers tested eight different fitness bands to determine the accuracy of each model. The activity monitors make it easy for anyone to track their physical activity and calories burned, but researchers found not all devices are created equal.

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