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Article ID: 618010

Exercise Could Be Key to Maintaining Metabolically Healthy Obesity

Endocrine Society

Exercise may be the best way for obese women to keep heart disease and related metabolic problems at bay, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Article ID: 618048

Physical Activity Can Protect Overweight Women from Risk for Heart Disease

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease, according to a study that followed nearly 900 women for seven years. These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and published today in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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    15-May-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 617712

Walking May Have Profound Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among patients with chronic kidney disease who were followed for an average of 1.3 years, those who walked for exercise were 33% less likely to die and 21% less likely to need dialysis or a kidney transplant. • The more patients walked, the less likely they were to die or to need dialysis or a transplant.

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    15-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 617780

Embargoed AJPH Research: Youth Weight and Choosing Friends, Lowering Fast Food Consumption, School Tap Water Quality

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this month’s release, find studies about adolescent weight status and how it may impact choosing friends; types of policies that may be the most helpful in lowering fast food consumption and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables; and the quality of tap water in public schools.

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12-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 617884

B12 Injection Not Proven to Increase Energy and Metabolism

Loyola University Health System

Feeling sluggish? Gaining weight? What you need is a shot in the arm, claim advertisers for trendy vitamin B12 injections.Don’t let marketers needle you.“If medical testing confirms that an individual has a vitamin B12 deficiency, a vitamin B12 supplement will help. But if a B12 deficiency has not been identified by a physician or primary care doctor, there is no need to waste energy and money on B12 shots,” says Ashley Barrient, clinical dietitian, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care.

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13-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 619141

Why Aren’t Product Designers Considering Activity Trackers for Older Adults?

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Product designers rarely consider those over 65 to be a viable user group for popular activity-monitoring technologies.

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30-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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    29-Apr-2014 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 616877

Prematurity Linked to Altered Lung Function During Exercise, High Blood Pressure in Adults

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Some preterm babies have lungs that develop abnormally. While long-term health effects of prematurity are still unclear, researchers have found that adults who were born early may have problems handling the pulmonary demands of exercise.

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Heat Regulation Dysfunction May Stop MS Patients from Exercising

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Exercise-induced body temperature increases can make symptoms worse for some patients with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Southern Methodist explore the underlying causes of the temperature regulation problems so MS patients can better reap the benefits of exercise.

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2014 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

2014 Report Card Research Advisory Committee unveils 10 elements of the first-ever U.S. report card evaluating physical activity among children and youth. Representatives from Designed to Move; SHAPE America; and the Congressional Fitness Caucus will participate.

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    28-Apr-2014 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 616876

Road to the Fountain of Youth Paved with Fast Food…and Sneakers?

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Unhealthy lifestyle habits can accelerate the process of senescence (cell death) and the release of damaging substances from dying cells. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic for the first time demonstrate that exercise can prevent or delay this fundamental process of aging.

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