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More evidence links inactivity to diabetes and heart disease

(Reuters Health) – People who are inactive for hours on end each day may face an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease even if they also get regular exercise, a U.S. study confirms. While the study wasn’t designed to prove that a sedentary lifestyle causes heart disease or diabetes, the link between inactivity and […]

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Survey shows: Americans like working out more than eating right

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans are doing a great job at the gym but a mediocre job at the dinner table. Even though science suggests diet is more important than exercise in fighting obesity, diet is losing, and losing badly, to exercise. That’s according to a new Brodeur Partners Health and Wellness survey finding […]

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There’s little evidence to help avoid stress fractures

Although there are plenty of opinions about what causes tiny, painful stress fractures in the bones of regular runners, a new review of existing research finds solid evidence for only two risk factors. Having had a stress fracture in the past raised the risk of having them again by five-fold and being female more than […]

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Benefits of weight loss surgery diminished after five years

Five years after weight loss surgery, obese patients may regain many of the pounds they initially shed, a new study from Israel suggests. While surgery remains more effective for lasting weight loss than alternatives such as dieting and exercising, said lead study author Dr. Andrei Keidar, the study findings suggest that doctors still have more […]

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Exercise During Teen Years Lowers Cancer Risks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Study

Exercise During Teen Years Linked To Lowered Risk Of Cancer Death Later Women who exercised during their teen years were less likely to die from cancer and all other causes during middle-age and later in life, according to a new study by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China. […]

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Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it. The drive to push the body too far too fast can backfire in most unpleasant ways. Recent research studies suggest […]

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More research links sedentary time to diabetes

People who are inactive for hours on end each day may be more likely to develop diabetes than people who spend more time moving around, a study confirms. Researchers gave accelerometers to about 2,000 people to track their movements during waking hours for one week. Five years later, compared to people who were sedentary for […]

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Exercise during teens reaps long-term benefits for women, study shows

Playing team sports and exercising during adolescence can have long-lasting benefits for women and may even reduce their risk of dying from cancer and other causes later in life, a new study showed on Friday. Researchers who analyzed how often women exercised while in their teens found that being active for just 1.3 hours a […]

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Fitness apps data reveals American workout habits, most active states

Millions of Americans are recording their workout routines and activities on apps that are giving fitness experts new insights into the habits of a logged-in population. Data compiled by fitness and workout tracker apps, MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness, show that California, Colorado and Washington are the U.S. states with the most active residents based on the […]

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In Fighting Diabetes, Surgery Said Better Than Diet, Exercise

A growing body of evidence suggests that weight-loss surgery is more effective than diet and exercise at getting rid of Type 2 diabet A small but rigorous randomized trial published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery provides the latest evidence showing the superiority of bariatric surgery over lifestyle changes in resolving the chronic condition involving high blood […]

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