Exercise Archive

Emory.edu – Exercise both reduces heart attack risk and protects the heart from injury if a heart attack does occur. For years, doctors have been trying to dissect how this second benefit of exercise works, with the aim of finding ways to protect the heart after a heart attack. Researchers at Emory University School of […]

TAMU.edu – The so-called “bad cholesterol” – low-density lipoprotein, commonly called LDL cholesterol – may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise. Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, says the study reveals […]

JAMA / Archives – Tai chi exercise appears to be associated with improved quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy in patients with chronic heart failure, according to a report in the April 25, 2011 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. “Historically, patients with chronic systolic heart failure were considered too frail to exercise and, […]

Does tea impart honest-to-goodness health benefits? In other words, is the persistence of tea in the human diet coincident with enhanced quality (or quantity) of life? Dr. Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen, an associate professor and a researcher at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, is convinced […]

A study of more than 100,000 men and women over 14 years finds nonsmokers who followed cancer prevention guidelines had a lower risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-causes. The study appears early online in Cancer Biomarkers, Epidemiology, and Prevention, and was led by American Cancer Society epidemiologists. Few studies have evaluated the […]

Cancer.org – New dietary guidelines issued in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) outline concrete steps Americans can take to achieve and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. The new guidelines are aimed squarely at reducing the rising obesity rate, a main contributor to […]