Archive for November, 2010

RSNA.org – People at risk for osteoarthritis may be able to delay the onset of the disease or even prevent it with simple changes to their physical activity – specifically, light exercise – according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “According to the results of […]

RSNA.org – Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and slow Alzheimer’s disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “We found that walking five miles per week protects the brain structure over 10 […]

KU.dk – The results of the world’s largest diet study have been revealed: If you want to lose weight, you should maintain a diet that is high in proteins with more lean meat, low-fat dairy products and beans and fewer finely refined starch calories such as white bread and white rice. With this diet, you […]

FASEBJ.org – The link between sleeping and obesity is drawn tighter as a new research published online in the FASEB Journal shows that your mother’s diet during pregnancy may make you obese or overweight by altering the function of genes – epigenetic changes – that regulate circadian rhythm. In the report, pregnant primate females consuming […]

Children who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels (all risk factors for developing heart disease) by the time they reach adolescence, according to a prospective cohort study published on bmj.com. Reassuringly, say the authors, […]

UAB.edu – So, why are we fat? And getting fatter? Most people would say it’s simple: We eat too much and exercise too little. But University of Alabama at Birmingham obesity researcher David B. Allison, Ph.D., says that answer, while valid, may be a little too simple. Allison and colleagues think the more relevant question […]