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What if setting aside some time for exercise can actually make you a more effective and confident physician?
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges doctors to talk to low-risk, in addition to high-risk, adults about healthy lifestyle choices.
The report includes trends of data for past 40 years, with an increase in life expectancy and a drop in infant mortality.
Consumption of higher glycemic index foods has been shown to be associated with increased rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer and all-cause mortality.
Farmers have been intentionally changing the genetic makeup of plants for more than 10,000 years.
A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.
"Simple interventions such as recreational exercise might hold the potential to improve disease course in the long run."
More robust increase in gene transcripts for high-intensity interval training versus other modalities.
Weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, help patients with treatment-resistant depression.
Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables and whole grains might help.
Raising the cost of unhealthy foods significantly reduces their intake.
Those with diets with the highest inflammatory score had an increased risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.
Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs, researchers find.
Reductions were seen in risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer and early death.
In current smokers, each extra daily serving was associated with an 8% lower risk of COPD.
Coaching sessions seem to help patients from regaining the weight.
If you really want to give your fitness and weight loss efforts a boost, track calories — and get enough exercise.
Certain types of seafood may be linked to the disease, early research suggests.
Those who exercised were about 40% less likely to die from the disease, review suggests.
Those on gluten-free diets had a higher concentration of urinary total arsenic and total blood mercury.
A review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels and function after 3 to 6 months.
The total direct cost of the intervention was $459 per participant; mainly for counselor effort.
These were findings for patients after complete staging surgery.
American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier.
Children with medium to low adherence to the diet were 3 to 7 times more likely to have ADHD.
There was a large improvement in daytime sleepiness with surgical weight loss interventions.
This study supports physicians in advising male patients to reduce sitting time to help avoid obesity.
Researchers say physical activity can improve odds of recovery and survival in cancer patients.
A net increase of 20% in steps/day was seen with a physician-delivered step count prescription strategy.
Cells of elderly women who sit most of the day look much older than their actual age.
A high grilled and smoked meat intake is linked to 23% increased risk of all-cause mortality.
Recommendations are aimed at pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children.
About 20 minutes on a treadmill can drop immune cell levels tied to inflammation.
Patients only appeared to derive benefits from moderate -- not vigorous -- activity.
There seems to be a connection between advancing age, systemic inflammation, cardiovascular disease and caffeine.
Fairly high levels of interest were demonstrated by patients and family members in this pilot program.
There was no association seen between poultry or fish and the risk of diverticulitis.
Higher moderate-to-vigorous physical activity predicts fewer symptoms of major depression in children.
Those who exercise one or two days a week may see similar health benefits to those who work out regularly.
The use of 'cybercycles' reduces classroom disruptions for children with autism, ADHD and other behavioral disorders.
Researchers suggest that running might actually slow the development of osteoarthritis.
Adding exercise to a weight-loss program improves lung function and inflammatory biomarkers.
Older adults who favor this eating style lose less brain volume, researchers find.
The US News & World Report ranks Mediterranean diet as second -- up from fourth place.
Supplementation is linked to a reduction in risk of persistent wheeze and asthma in offspring.
These food plans are safe at all stages of life, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.
The risk of atrial fibrillation increases by 8% for each daily alcoholic drink.
Patients who added yoga to a healthy lifestyle experienced a decrease in their blood pressure levels.
The Chinese exercise regimen may help veterans cope with distressing symptoms of PTSD.
Low carb diets shown to lower insulin resistance in postmenopausal women, a new study shows. Study also showed exercising before eating raised blood glucose levels.
Participating in racquet sports, swimming and aerobics were tied to lower risks of early death.
What does this mean for clinicians? It means they're doing harm.
There were significantly decreased bowel symptoms, disease severity and anxiety when compared to conventional treatment.
Studies show better physical function and quality of life for those who did strength training and aerobic activity during and after treatment.
This study found that higher blood levels of fatty acids were linked with lower blood pressure.
Study shows that more than 80% felt that weight loss products have severe adverse effects and its use should be limited.
Study shows that a higher intake of antioxidants and carotenes from vegetables is tied to a better ALS functional rating score.
There was a greater decrease in weight, body mass index, fasting plasma glucose, fasting insulin and HOMA-IR.
The major implicated agents causing hepatotoxicity include anabolic steroids, green tea and multi-ingredient nutritional supplements.
This study suggests that misunderstanding food label warnings could be dangerous for those with food allergies.
A new research study says that eating 1 egg a day is associated with a 12% reduction in their risk for stroke.
This case report details a patient who reported drinking 4 to 5 energy drinks per day for 3 weeks before admission for acute hepatitis.
Long-term moderate-intensity physical activity was statistically significant, but had a clinically small average effect on resting pulse rate.
In female nursing home residents, there was no significant effect on bacteriuria plus pyuria over 1 year in those receiving cranberry capsules.
This study shows significant improvements in cognitive function, muscle strength and aerobic capacity with resistance training.
According to this analysis, a component in cocoa seems to help control blood glucose and inflammation.
This study has found no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk among vegetarians, but still have other health benefits.
This study found that there were no signs of step increases in short-term or any health effects in the intermediate-term.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) finds little evidence that strenuous exercise prolongs labor or increases premature birth risk.
Resistance interval training (R-INT) shown to improve flow-mediated dilation throughout 2-hour post-exercise period in type 2 diabetics.
Alternative supplements, such as vitamin D, fish oil and probiotics, are replacing traditional multivitamins among Americans.
A new study shows that Hatha yoga may be beneficial in reducing anxiety.
Individuals who obtain most of their protein from animal sources have an associated higher mortality risk.
This new study from NYITCOM will monitor the wellness of their medical students via fitness trackers and monthly seminars.
The trending Paleo diet may be beneficial in lowering cholesterol, decreasing body weight and reducing disease risks in postmenopausal women.
This study suggests that stress may reverse any health benefits gained from eating a meal rich in healthy fats, but does not worsen the effects of bad fats.
This study suggests that 6-gingerol and capsaicin can prevent more cases of cancer together than either eaten alone.
This study found that 2 servings a week of fatty fish had a 48% reduced risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
This study suggests that by exercising for just 1 hour a day, the mortality rate associated with sitting daily for 8 hours can be reversed.
This study shows that low fitness levels have a greater effect than even high cholesterol and blood pressure on overall early mortality.
Researchers of this study have found that adults who are properly hydrated tend to weigh less.
This study shows that wine has been proven to decrease risk of diabetes much more than either beer or spirits.
A study released suggests that a Mediterranean diet high in fat may still have some major health benefits, including decreased rates in breast cancer, diabetes and CVD.
A plant-based diet has been associated with improved inflammatory biomarker profiles, including a decrease in mean concentrations of C-reactive proteins and interleukin-6.
There seems to be a lot of confusion as to whether fat is good or bad for you. After all, with the word fat having such a negative connotation, why would anyone think it can be good? The truth is, fats are much more complex than to be labeled in such simple terms as either good or bad.
Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a 20 percent to 30 percent lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.
Go ahead, pour yourself another cup of coffee, if you know what's good for you. The results of a recent study are receiving attention after it found that drinking at least 2 cups of coffee a day can reduce liver damage, even damage to the liver caused by alcohol consumption.
When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and life span of female rodents.
New research demonstrates that obesity does not always go hand in hand with metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Cavemen lived during a much simpler time. You would never catch one texting at dinner, nor would he or she be spending all hours of the night watching television.
New research suggests that high- and normal-protein diets are tied to higher metabolism and 45% more storage of lean tissue, or muscle mass, versus fat when compared to low-protein diets.
Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa.
Tart cherries have long been researched for their association with pain relief, ranging from gout and arthritis joint pain to exercise-related muscle pain. A new study published in the Journal of Functional Foods is the first to report consumption of Montmorency tart cherries caused changes in uric acid metabolism, which can have an impact on joint pain. The study also detected increases in specific anthocyanin compounds in the bloodstream after consuming tart cherries.
A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine whether adding the amount of walking it takes to burn off the calories in food items will lead consumers to make healthier choices.
For millions of people in the US living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, measuring the daily rise and fall of blood glucose (sugar) is a way of life. Our bodies energy is primarily governed by glucose in the blood, and blood sugar itself is exquisitely controlled by a complicated set of network interactions involving cells, tissues, organs, and hormones that have evolved to keep the glucose on a relatively even keel, pumping it up when it falls too low or knocking it down when it goes too high. This natural dynamic balance becomes lost when someone develops diabetes.
Honey has been used since ancient times as a delicious natural sweetener, but did you know that the substance was also known for thousands of years for its medicinal properties? Healers would wrap wounds with dressings made of sugar and honey, but with the development of antibiotics over half a century ago, the treatment faded into the recesses of history. Today, some doctors are reviving the old remedy at times when modern medicine has failed in treating a patient.
Weight loss surgery can curb alterations in brain activity associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategizing, and organizing, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism.
Paula Meltzer was only 38 when out of nowhere everything she looked at was blurry. For the single mother, who had a lucrative career as a gemologist and spent hours examining valuable pieces of jewelry, it seemed as if—in a split second—her life changed.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin—the active ingredient in chili peppers—produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ultimately reduces the risk of colorectal tumors. The findings have been published in the August 1, 2014 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Many physicians are fielding questions from patients about detox or other scheme diets and colon cleanse products these days. Other patients are just listening to the hype and trying these fad diets, diet scams, and cleanse products (often to help lose weight) without consulting a medical professional.