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Aerobic fitness boosts learning, memory in 9-10-year-old children

Posted September 12, 2013

Physical fitness can boost learning and memory in children, particularly when initial learning on a task is more challenging, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Hitting the gym may help men avoid diet-induced erectile dysfunction

Posted August 22, 2013

Obesity continues to plague the U.S. and now extends to much of the rest of the world. One probable reason for this growing health problem is more people worldwide eating the so-called Western diet, which contains high levels of saturated fat, omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and added sugar. Researchers have long known that this pattern of consumption, as well as the weight gain it often causes, contributes to a wide range of other health problems including erectile dysfunction and heart disease.

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Aerobic Exercise Trumps Resistance Training for Weight and Fat Loss

Posted December 16, 2012

Aerobic training is the best mode of exercise for burning fat, according to Duke researchers who compared aerobic training, resistance training, and a combination of the two. The study, which appears Dec. 15, 2012, in the Journal of Applied Physiology, is the largest randomized trial to analyze changes in body composition from the three modes of exercise in overweight or obese adults without diabetes.

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Aerobic Fitness Can Offset the Risks of Parental Hypertension

Posted May 19, 2012

Increasing physical activity can offset the risk of developing hypertension in individuals who have a family history of high blood pressure, research shows [1]. Moderate and high levels of physical fitness reduced the risk of developing hypertension by 26% and 42%, respectively, and these findings support current efforts to get at-risk patients more active.

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Herbal drug reduces the effects of alcohol

Posted April 30, 2012

Alcohol consumption can lead to those dreaded hangovers and even alcohol dependence. However, a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found a natural ingredient in the Asian tree Hovenia dulcis that seems to produce anti-alcohol effects.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine May Provide Novel Treatment For Alcohol Abuse

Posted April 30, 2012

UCLA researchers have identified how a component of an ancient Chinese herbal anti-hangover medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal symptoms.

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Is It the Alcohol or Polyphenols in Red Wine That Decreases Cardiovascular Disease?

Posted April 30, 2012

Observational epidemiologic studies relating wine and alcohol to health all suffer from the fact that they, of necessity, compare people who prefer certain beverages, but not the beverages themselves. While there have been many intervention trials in animals, randomized trials in humans are less common. Randomized crossover trials, in which each subject receives all interventions in sequence, can be especially important as they tend to avoid baseline differences among subjects and can detect effects of different interventions with smaller numbers of subjects.

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Moderate Drinking Associated with Lower Risk of Stroke in Women

Posted April 30, 2012

Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has been consistently associated with lower risk of heart disease, but data for stroke are less certain, especially among women.

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The effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in alcohol dependence treatment – A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study

Posted April 30, 2012

The lipid fraction of cell membranes consists of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAS), and chronic alcohol use alters it, modifying its permeability, what might contribute for the dysfunctional metabolism observed in the central nervous system of alcohol dependent patients. Therefore, the supplementation of PUFAS can be an important adjuvant in alcoholism treatment.

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Strawberries Believed to Protect the Stomach from Alcohol Induced Ulcers

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study shows that a concentrated extract of strawberries prevented ulcer damage to the stomach lining of rats that were fed alcohol. Scientists believe that a diet rich in strawberries may be used to protect humans from stomach ulcers that result from a number of gastric diseases including ulcers derived from drinking too much alcohol.

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