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Higher-Intensity Activity Impacts Weight, Even in Short Bouts

Posted by dlife on Tue, Sep 03, 13, 10:29 AM 0 Comment

September 1, 2013 (Newswise) — To win the war against weight gain, it turns out that every skirmish matters – as long as the physical activity puts your heart and lungs to work.

In a new study published today in the American Journal of Health Promotion, University of Utah researchers found that even brief episodes of physical activity th

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Weight Loss Drug Added to Diet and Exercise Improves Blood Sugar Control

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jun 18, 13, 03:10 PM 0 Comment

June 14, 2013 (Newswise) — The new weight loss drug lorcaserin (Belviq) appears to improve blood sugar control in nondiabetic, overweight individuals, independent of the amount of weight they lose, a new study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisc

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Gym Class Reduces Probability of Obesity, Study Finds for First Time

Posted by dlife on Wed, May 22, 13, 09:47 AM 0 Comment

May 20, 2013 (Newswise) — Little is known about the effect of physical education (PE) on child weight, but a new study from Cornell University finds that increasing the amount of time that elementary schoolchildren spent in gym class reduces the probabili

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Exercise or Make Dinner? Study Finds Adults Trade One Healthy Act for Another

Posted by dlife on Mon, Apr 15, 13, 12:28 PM 0 Comment

April 15, 2013 (Newswise) — American adults who prepare their own meals and exercise on the same day are likely spending more time on one of those activities at the expense of the other, a new study suggests.

The research showed that a 10-minute increase in food preparation time was associated with a lower probability

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Lift Weights to Lower Blood Sugar? White Muscle Helps Keep Blood Glucose Levels Under Control

Posted by dlife on Sun, Apr 07, 13, 03:35 PM 0 Comment

April 7, 2013 (Newswise) — Researchers in the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan have challenged a long-held belief that whitening of skeletal muscle in diabetes is harmful.

In fact, the white muscle that increases with resistance training, age and diabetes helps keep blood sugar in c

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