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Newswise: Eating a bit less reduces heart attack risk, study shows

Article ID: 715687

Eating a bit less reduces heart attack risk, study shows

University of Sydney

The link between obesity and cardiovascular disease is well-known but in what is believed to be the first study of its kind, an international team has found even restricting calorie intake moderately, by people only marginally overweight, can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack.

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12-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715563

Study: Levels of Liver Fat Biomarker Associated with Metabolic Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), scientists found that increasing exercise can lower levels of dimethylguanidino valeric acid (DMVG), a molecule in the blood linked to poor health outcomes.

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10-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Does the Ketogenic Diet Improve Neurological Outcomes for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury?

Article ID: 715448

Does the Ketogenic Diet Improve Neurological Outcomes for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury?

University of Alabama at Birmingham

In the first clinical trial of its kind, researchers hope to discover whether following the ketogenic diet will help patients with acute spinal cord injuries regain sensory and motor functions faster than those who do not follow the diet.

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8-Jul-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 715419

Ignoring cues for alcohol and fast food is hard -- but is it out of our control?

University of New South Wales

Have you ever tried to stay away from fast food, but found hard-to-ignore signals that represent its availability - like neon lights and ads - are everywhere?

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8-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: New Survey Reveals Americans’ Top Outdoor Recreation Activities

Article ID: 715265

New Survey Reveals Americans’ Top Outdoor Recreation Activities

National Recreation and Park Association

The vast majority (91 percent) of Americans will participate in an outdoor recreation activity hosted by their local park and recreation agency this summer, according to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Released:
2-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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    25-Jun-2019 2:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 714772

In Good Form: Muscle-Lengthening Exercises May Help Fatigued Dancers Improve Jump Performance, Prevent Injury

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Exercises that lengthen leg muscles may help dancers counteract fatigue, preventing injury and allowing for a more perfected jump technique, suggests research being presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 70th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo.

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24-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714930

Arthritis and exercise: Why it helps to be more physically active

LifeBridge Health

More than 50 million U.S. adults have arthritis. Many experience severe joint pain and, likely because of their pain, don’t do much exercising if at all.

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25-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714888

Performance-Enhancing Bacteria Found in the Microbiomes of Elite Athletes

Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON – (June 24, 2019) -- New research has identified a type of bacteria found in the microbiomes of elite athletes that contributes to improved capacity for exercise. These bacteria, members of the genus Veillonella, are not found in the guts of sedentary people. By taking a closer look at the bacteria, the researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center determined Veillonella metabolizes lactic acid produced by exercise and converts it into propionate, a short chain fatty acid.

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25-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Top 4 Things Seniors Need to Know to Stay Healthy this Summer

Article ID: 714576

Top 4 Things Seniors Need to Know to Stay Healthy this Summer

Western Connecticut Health Network

The summer heat can take a toll on seniors. In particular, seniors should take special care during the summer months to stay hydrated and avoid heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. Even when it’s hot outside, seniors still need to exercise. They should consider changing their exercise routine to avoid the heat and stay active. Summer health considerations for seniors include managing medications that can cause dehydration, and getting outside for at least 30 minutes per day to get enough Vitamin D. Older skin can be thinner and burn more easily. Always wear sunscreen and protective clothing.

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24-Jun-2019 8:15 AM EDT

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