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Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Posted October 14, 2013

Physical activity may reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed four published observational studies, and found that the most physically active people were 19 percent less likely to develop esophageal cancer than those who were least active.

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Four Lifestyle Factors Tied To Longer, Healthier Life

Posted April 30, 2012

Don’t smoke, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and go easy on the alcohol, and you are likely not only to have fewer chronic health problems, but also to live longer, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that concludes neglecting to follow these four healthy behaviors is responsible for much of the illness and death linked to chronic diseases.

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Complementary Treatments for Lowering Blood Glucose Levels

Posted April 30, 2012

A number of complementary treatments exist for helping lower blood glucose levels. Some complementary treatments are good for type 1 diabetes, while others are good for type 2. Understanding which is which will help you to focus on the type of complementary treatment(s) most likely to benefit your customer personally.

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Intermittent exercise improves blood glucose control for diabetics

Posted April 30, 2012

Intermittent exercise with and without low oxygen concentrations (or hypoxia) can improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics, however exercise while under hypoxic conditions provides greater improvements in glycemic control than intermittent exercise alone, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Just 15 Minutes a Day Can Add 3 Years to Your Life

Posted April 30, 2012

Despite knowing that exercise can improve health and quality of life, many people find the suggested 30 minutes of physical activity daily to be a little daunting. But those people can now breath a sigh of relief to learn that researchers at National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have found that even just 15 minutes of physical activity a day can extend ones life by up to 3 years.

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CL Review: L-Arginine Ups Endurance

Posted April 30, 2012

Nitric oxide supplements didn’t increase muscle size or fullness, but supplements with L-arginine increased intense exercise endurance in older and recreational athletes, in a ConsumerLab.com review of clinical studies of supplements used to increase nitric oxide in the body. ConsumerLab.com said the supplements appear to do little for trained athletes.

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The chronic effects of fish oil with exercise on postprandial lipaemia and chylomicron homeostasis in insulin resistant viscerally obese men

Posted April 30, 2012

Visceral obesity and insulin resistance are associated with a postprandial accumulation of atherogenic chylomicron remnants that is difficult to modulate with lipid-lowering therapies. Dietary fish oil and exercise are cardioprotective interventions that can significantly modify the metabolism of TAG-rich lipoproteins. In this study, we investigated whether chronic exercise and fish oil act in combination to affect chylomicron metabolism in obese men with moderate insulin resistance.

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Natural amino acid leucine may help burn fat and keep muscle tissue strong during intense exercise

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers studying some of the toughest exercisers around — folks who climb the highest peak on Earth, Mt. Everest — have come up with evidence that the amino acid leucine may help people burn fat during times when they can’t eat (such as mountain climbing) while keeping their muscle tissues strong. The new data was just reported at the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), currently being held in Denver.

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Exercise helps us to eat a healthy diet

Posted April 30, 2012

A healthy diet and the right amount of exercise are key players in treating and preventing obesity but we still know little about the relationship both factors have with each other. A new study now reveals that an increase in physical activity is linked to an improvement in diet quality.

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Tai Chi program helps Parkinson’s disease patients

Posted April 30, 2012

An Oregon Research Institute (ORI) exercise study conducted in four Oregon cities has shown significant benefits for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease. In an original article published in the February 9, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), ORI scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D. and colleagues report that a tailored program of twice-weekly Tai Chi training resulted in improved postural stability and walking ability, and reduced falls in the participants.

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