Insufficient Sleep in Kids Associated With Obesity, Poor Diet, Inactivity.

A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption (OR 1.35) and consuming sweets regularly (OR 1.32).… Continue reading Insufficient Sleep in Kids Associated With Obesity, Poor Diet, Inactivity.

Exercise Improves Brains With Alzheimers

A study by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team finds that neurogenesis -inducing the growth of new neurons — in the brain structure in which memories are encoded can improve cognitive function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Their investigation shows that beneficial effects on cognition can be blocked by the hostile inflammatory… Continue reading Exercise Improves Brains With Alzheimers

Why Your Brain Wants You To Lift Heavy

Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have given new meaning to the concepts of brain power and mind-muscle connections. Their study suggests “strongly” that the development of physical strength improves as much from training the nervous system as it does from exercising the muscles controlled by it. In the past few years, research has shown… Continue reading Why Your Brain Wants You To Lift Heavy

Want to Slow Aging? Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!

Research done on mice may well be providing a clue to accessing a proverbial Fountain of Youth. And it might be right in the grocery aisle! Previous research published earlier this year in Nature Medicine involving University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L.… Continue reading Want to Slow Aging? Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!

Intermittent Fasting May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. Around one in 10 people in the US and Canada have type 2 diabetes, which is… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

In a previous article, I wrote at length about Lorcaserin, a new drug which has shown promise in helping people lose and manage their weight. Now, a new study shows this drug may have a positive effect on diabetes, too. At the 2018 Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Brigham and… Continue reading Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

Is Cardio or Strength Training Better for Obese Kids?

What exercise program can best fight the “epidemic” of teen obesity? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, by combining aerobic exercise with resistance training. The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY) study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary and University of… Continue reading Is Cardio or Strength Training Better for Obese Kids?