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Published Study identifies multi-organ response to seven days without food (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New findings reveal that the body undergoes significant, systematic changes across multiple organs during prolonged periods of fasting. The results demonstrate evidence of health benefits beyond weight loss, but also show that any potentially health-altering changes appear to occur only after three days without food.
Published Yoga provides unique cognitive benefits to older women at risk of Alzheimer's disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease including restoring neural pathways, preventing brain matter decline and reversing aging and inflammation-associated biomarkers -- improvements not seen in a group who received standard memory training exercises.
Published More intense exercise reduces post-concussion anxiety in teens (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Returning to moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) after a concussion may play a vital role in helping teens feel less anxious while recovering from the injury, according to a new study.
Published Women get the same exercise benefits as men, but with less effort (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study shows there is a gender gap between women and men when it comes to exercise. The findings show that women can exercise less often than men, yet receive greater cardiovascular gains.
Published New study analyzes link between digit ratio and oxygen consumption in footballers (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The efficiency of oxygen supply to tissues is a factor in the severity of important diseases such as Covid-19 and heart conditions. Scientists already know that the relationship between the length of a person's index and ring fingers, known as the 2D:4D ratio is correlated with performance in distance running, age at heart attack and severity of Covid-19.
Published School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise, study finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
School uniforms could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, according to a new study. The study used data about the physical activity of more than a million five-to-17-year-olds in 135 countries. In countries where a majority of schools require students to wear uniforms, fewer young people are meeting the World Health Organization's recommendations for physical activity (60 minutes per day). Fewer girls are meeting the guidelines than boys -- with a standard gap of 7.6 percentage points between boys and girls.
Published Menopause and migraines: New findings point to power of prevention (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Women who have both migraines and a long-term history of hot flashes and/or night sweats have a slightly higher risk of heart disease and stroke, and young women who have migraines have a higher risk of later persistent menopause symptoms, according to two new papers based on a data from a long-term study of the same group of women from their young adult to middle-age years.
Published Benefits of resistance exercise training in treatment of anxiety and depression (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study has demonstrated the impact resistance exercise training can have in the treatment of anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Published How ovarian tissue freezing could prevent menopause -- possibly forever (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new paradigm around the biological processes of menopause is capturing the attention of scientists. The primary question: can menopause be delayed in healthy women, allowing them to extend their child-bearing years -- and perhaps even forestall some of the health risks and uncomfortable symptoms linked to plummeting estrogen levels?
Published Understanding rapid weight loss in older women: Message from the heart (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Unexplained rapid weight loss in older people could be a sign of underlying disease and can be linked with increased risk of falls and fractures, as well as a poorer long-term prognosis.
Published How obesity dismantles our mitochondria (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers found that when mice were fed a high-fat diet, mitochondria within their fat cells broke apart and were less able to burn fat, leading to weight gain. They also found they could reverse the effect by targeting a single gene, suggesting a new treatment strategy for obesity.
Published Women exposed to toxic metals may experience earlier aging of their ovaries (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Middle-aged women who are exposed to toxic metals may have fewer eggs in their ovaries as they approach menopause, according to new research.
Published Can practicing self-compassion help people achieve weight loss goals? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study explored whether practicing self-compassion -- or treating oneself with the same care and kindness that people typically offer to their loved ones -- helps people become more resilient to these overeating setbacks.
Published Cold water swimming improves menopause symptoms (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Menopausal women who regularly swim in cold water report significant improvements to their physical and mental symptoms, finds a new study.
Published The more the merrier: Research shows online interventions with social support help middle-aged adults with obesity lose weight (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Obesity is a problem in the United States. In fact, 42.5% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over have the disease. Not only is obesity the nation's second leading cause of preventable death (behind only smoking cigarettes), it also leads to other serious health issues, including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea and liver disease. The disease and its side effects impose a significant financial burden on America's health care system.
Published Few patients successfully treat their type 2 diabetes through weight loss (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study finds that very few patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are able to achieve normal blood glucose levels through weight loss alone.
Published Study suggests that unintentional weight loss is a signal to see a doctor (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Unintentional weight loss is associated with an increase in the risk of a cancer diagnosis within the coming year, according to a new study. Compared with participants who did not lose weight, recent weight loss was associated with significantly increased risk for several types of cancer, including upper gastrointestinal tract (including esophageal, stomach, liver, biliary tract, and pancreatic cancer), hematological (including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia), colorectal, and lung cancers. However, recent weight loss wasn't found to be associated with increased risk for other cancer types, such as breast cancer, genitourinary cancer, brain cancer, or melanoma.
Published Physical exercise boosts motor learning -- and remembering what one has learned (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Violinists, surgeons and gamers can benefit from physical exercise both before and after practicing their new skills. The same holds true for anyone seeking to improve their fine motor skills.
Published Older adults who exercise with their spouse may be less physically active than those who exercise individually (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A study has found that older adults who exercise with their spouse achieve lower physical activity levels than older adults without their spouse. In a study of 240 participants in Singapore aged 54 to 72 years old, the researchers also found that those who received personalized feedback on their fitness trackers were more active than those who did not.
Published New research finds half-cardio, half-strength training reduces cardiovascular disease risks (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Approximately one in three deaths in the U.S. is caused by cardiovascular disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research indicates that splitting the recommended amount of physical activity between aerobic and resistance exercise reduces cardiovascular disease risks as much as aerobic-only regimens.