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Mount Sinai Heart starts TANSNIP-PESA study to determine how workplace-based lifestyle intervention reduces CV risk

Mount Sinai Heart starts TANSNIP-PESA study to determine how workplace-based lifestyle intervention reduces CV risk

World-renowned cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, is undertaking a three-year study, known as the TANSNIP-PESA study, to determine whether a workplace-based lifestyle intervention, accompanied by imaging data, will lead to a reduction in the prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors related to lifestyle. [More]
New report reveals striking variation in cancer burden within AANHPI population

New report reveals striking variation in cancer burden within AANHPI population

A new report describes cancer among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), and reports striking variation in the cancer burden within this population, reflecting vast differences in exposure to cancer risk factors. [More]
New study shows neurocognitive benefits of stand-height desks in classrooms

New study shows neurocognitive benefits of stand-height desks in classrooms

Do students think best when on their feet? A new study by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates they do. [More]
Physically active overweight children become more fit than their inactive peers

Physically active overweight children become more fit than their inactive peers

A recent Finnish study shows that high body adiposity, low physical activity, and particularly their combination are related to poorer physical fitness among 6-8 year old children. The results also suggest that physically active overweight children have better fitness compared to their inactive peers. [More]
Sedentary behavior associated with poor cardiovascular health, diabetes in people with severe obesity

Sedentary behavior associated with poor cardiovascular health, diabetes in people with severe obesity

Sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study showed for the first time. [More]
Scientists identify unusual regulator of body weight, metabolic syndrome

Scientists identify unusual regulator of body weight, metabolic syndrome

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered an unusual regulator of body weight and the metabolic syndrome: a molecular mechanism more commonly associated with brain cells. Lowering levels of P75 neurotrophin receptor (NTR)--a receptor involved in neuron growth and survival--protected mice fed a high-fat diet from developing obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. [More]
Study illuminates ways to better treat knee meniscus tears, other injuries

Study illuminates ways to better treat knee meniscus tears, other injuries

Fibrocartilage tissue in the knee is comprised of a more varied molecular structure than researchers previously appreciated, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware. [More]
Fitness DVDs could diminish user's hope and potentially cause psychological harm

Fitness DVDs could diminish user's hope and potentially cause psychological harm

Using fitness DVDs to work out at home may seem like a good way to get started on new exercise goals this year, but those DVDs may also include negative imagery and demotivating language. [More]
Light exposure plays a role in preschool children's weight, reveals QUT study

Light exposure plays a role in preschool children's weight, reveals QUT study

A world-first QUT study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. [More]
Family income matters more than race in predicting obesity in children

Family income matters more than race in predicting obesity in children

For a long time researchers have tracked high rates of obesity among black and Hispanic kids, but a closer look at communities shows family income matters more than race in predicting which kids are overweight. [More]
Does cancer affect memory? An interview with Associate Professor Janette Vardy

Does cancer affect memory? An interview with Associate Professor Janette Vardy

The study evaluated cognitive function in patients with colorectal cancer. It characterized the incidence and severity of cognitive impairment in people with colorectal cancer (CRC) compared to healthy controls. [More]
JJHWS, Plug and Play Tech Center partner to support companies developing wellness solutions

JJHWS, Plug and Play Tech Center partner to support companies developing wellness solutions

Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Inc. today announced a collaboration with Plug and Play Tech Center, a global investor and technology accelerator, to support innovative, early-stage companies developing direct-to-consumer solutions that enhance wellness. [More]
Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Turning the calendar to a new year often finds people working on their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to losing weight, experts advise taking a longer view, beyond a New Year's resolution. [More]
Researchers to undertake long-term clinical trial of artificial pancreas system for type 1 diabetes patients

Researchers to undertake long-term clinical trial of artificial pancreas system for type 1 diabetes patients

Researchers will soon undertake one of the largest-ever long-term clinical trials of a system designed to help regulate blood sugar levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus. If the so-called artificial pancreas system performs in patients as hoped, it could lead to commercial trials and eventual regulatory approval in the United States and abroad. [More]
People can use physically active lifestyle to reduce effect of inherited obesity genes

People can use physically active lifestyle to reduce effect of inherited obesity genes

People from around the world can use a physically active lifestyle to blunt the effect of inherited obesity genes, McMaster University researchers have found. [More]
Healthier weight using genetic data for customized diets and physical activity plans

Healthier weight using genetic data for customized diets and physical activity plans

Some health experts predict that the next big advance in helping overweight people achieve a healthier weight will be to use an individual's genetic data to customize diets and physical activity plans, an approach known as "precision weight loss. [More]
Working Group identifies many potential genetic contributors to weight loss

Working Group identifies many potential genetic contributors to weight loss

In the midst of the holiday season, celebratory get-togethers can mean overindulging on treats and high-calorie foods, leaving many of us struggling to keep off the extra pounds. With as many as two-thirds of American adults already carrying excess weight, and one third with obesity, maintaining weight can be the biggest challenge, say researchers. [More]
Aging associated with decreased muscle quality regardless of physical activity, shows study

Aging associated with decreased muscle quality regardless of physical activity, shows study

Elite runners do not experience the muscle weakening associated with aging as non-athletes do. A new study published in American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology examines if their superb fitness is because their muscles have not aged. [More]
Excess body fat may affect bone growth in children

Excess body fat may affect bone growth in children

Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth. [More]

Study examines links between genetic background, physical activity level and lifespan

Animal studies have already shown that a strong link exists between genetic background and physical activity level. The purpose of our study was to investigate the associations between genetic background, physical activity level, and lifespan. [More]
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