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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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Cranberry proanthocyanidins inhibit the adherence properties of Candida albicans and cytokine secretion by oral epithelial cells

Posted April 30, 2012

Oral candidiasis is a common fungal disease mainly caused by Candida albicans. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of A-type cranberry proanthocyanidins (AC-PACs) on pathogenic properties of C. albicans as well as on the inflammatory response of oral epithelial cells induced by this oral pathogen.

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