Extreme Weight Loss Linked to Slower Metabolism

Extreme Weight Loss Linked to Slower Metabolism

Weight loss remains a big priority for millions of Americans but permanently dropping pounds has proved difficult in spite of a huge weight-loss industry. But a new study shows how dropping large amounts of weight can still lead to long-term issues for patients as their metabolism may slow dramatically. The study, published today in the medical journal Obesity Biology and Integrated Physiology, followed 14 contestants of the “The Biggest Loser” TV show six years after…

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6 things you can do to overcome or avoid back pain

6 things you can do to overcome or avoid back pain

Many people underestimate the importance of having a strong back, with most choosing to focus on the abdominals when they go to the gym. But think about it – we use our back muscles for EVERYTHING, from picking up objects to standing to sitting to even coughing and sneezing. If you partake in weight-training exercises, having a strong back sets a solid foundation for all your lifts, and allows you to move better and perform…

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Many kids aren’t drinking enough water

Many kids aren’t drinking enough water

Many kids aren’t, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study’s lead author, Erica Kenney, a scientist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, originally planned to look into the amount of sugary drinks kids were consuming in schools. However, during her research she found that many kids were simply not drinking enough water. Kenney and her team examined data from a group of 4,000 children, ages…

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Higher prostate cancer survival when you exercise regularly

Higher prostate cancer survival when you exercise regularly

Prostate cancer patients and survivors who exercise could be improving their chances of survival according to new research. In a study by the Epidemiology Research Program at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Ying Wang and her team looked at data from 10,067 men aged between 50 and 93 at the time of their cancer diagnosis, who were part of the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. During the study the men reported on how…

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