Diet & Exercise

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Association only significant among men and only in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Men had larger reductions in metabolic syndrome Z-score, C-peptide, fat mass, heart rate.

Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Benefit seen for adoption of healthy lifestyle even after T2DM diagnosis made.

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

American Heart Association science advisory recommends healthy eating patterns instead.

Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods

Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods

Legumes, coffee, tea tied to cardiovascular benefits; added sugars, energy drinks linked to harmful effects.

Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Greater light, moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity tied to more favorable profile in adults age 60 to 64.

Risk of CV Events Down With Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts

Risk of CV Events Down With Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts

Lower incidence of major cardiovascular events with Mediterranean diet supplemented with oil, nuts.

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.

Combining Spinal Manipulation and Exercise for Low Back Pain in Adolescents

Combining Spinal Manipulation and Exercise for Low Back Pain in Adolescents

A combination of self-care education, aerobic and strength-training exercise, and spinal manipulation therapy may provide greater pain relief and improved treatment satisfaction compared with exercise only in adolescents with low back pain.

ACS guidelines adherence linked to higher colon cancer survival rate

ACS guidelines adherence linked to higher colon cancer survival rate

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Patients with colon cancer who adhere to ACS guidelines have may have an increased survival rate.

Tai Chi May Be Therapeutic Option for Fibromyalgia

Tai Chi May Be Therapeutic Option for Fibromyalgia

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Tai chi interventions may be more effective at treating fibromyalgia than aerobic exercise.

Physical fitness in adolescence impacts adult lung performance

Physical fitness in adolescence impacts adult lung performance

Involvement in aerobic fitness activities helps adolescents and children increase lung volume as adults but does not improve airway caliber.

High fitness level associated with lower waist circumference, independent of BMI

High fitness level associated with lower waist circumference, independent of BMI

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The investigators studied the association between abdominal fat, inflammation, and fitness by measuring body weight, dimensions, and blood samples.

Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.

Better lipid profiles with almond and chocolate consumption

Better lipid profiles with almond and chocolate consumption

Cocoa, dark chocolate, and raw almonds may help improve lipid profiles in overweight individuals.

Modest changes in level of exercise may prevent new cases of depression

Modest changes in level of exercise may prevent new cases of depression

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Relatively modest changes in population levels of exercise may have important public mental health benefits and prevent a substantial number of new cases of depression.

Low-fat diets may reduce all-cause mortality risk in obese patients

Low-fat diets may reduce all-cause mortality risk in obese patients

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Weight-loss diets low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.

Is group exercise more effective for weight loss than individual workouts?

Is group exercise more effective for weight loss than individual workouts?

A study found that individuals who workout in a group have a 26% lower stress rate and improved quality of life compared to people who work out by themselves.

Exercise with interval therapy reduces fall risk

Exercise with interval therapy reduces fall risk

Exercise and various combinations of interventions were associated with lower risk of injurious falls compared with usual care.

Nurse practitioners important health, wellness role models

Nurse practitioners important health, wellness role models

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Evidence-based interventions needed to create wellness cultures and encourage healthy behavior change in NPs.

Vegan diet may improve diabetic neuropathy pain

Vegan diet may improve diabetic neuropathy pain

The vegan group had lost 15 pounds, on average, versus about one pound in the comparison group.

Can a video game provide health benefits?

Can a video game provide health benefits?

Equivalent health benefits were seen for active video games and laboratory-based exercise or field-based physical activity.

Walking two minutes per hour may reverse negative effects of sitting

Walking two minutes per hour may reverse negative effects of sitting

Trading two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity each hour lowered the risk of premature death by 33%.

Even one hour of TV a day boosts kids' obesity risk

Even one hour of TV a day boosts kids' obesity risk

Kids who watched more than one hour of television were more likely to be at unhealthy weights compared with those who watched less.

Exercise won't make up for poor diet

Exercise won't make up for poor diet

The most effective intervention for reducing the features of metabolic syndrome is dietary carbohydrate restriction.

Prolonged sitting linked to adverse health

Prolonged sitting linked to adverse health

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Spending a long time during the day sitting increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and death.

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Diet, exercise may lower plaque build-up in coronary arteries

Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.

Even with exercise, sitting linked to worse health outcomes

Even with exercise, sitting linked to worse health outcomes

Even in patients who exercise regularly, greater sedentary time is associated with an increased risk of adverse health outcomes.

Think whole grains for better weight control

Think whole grains for better weight control

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The Grain Foods Foundation's Glenn Gaesser, PhD, discusses how whole grains benefit patients.

High fiber intake may lower kidney stone risk in postmenopausal women

High fiber intake may lower kidney stone risk in postmenopausal women

There were no significant protective effects noted for fiber, fruit, or vegetable intake on the risk of kidney stone recurrence in women with a history of stones.

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