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Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

Exercise Shown to Improve Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

"Simple interventions such as recreational exercise might hold the potential to improve disease course in the long run."

High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise Reverses Cellular Aging

High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise Reverses Cellular Aging

More robust increase in gene transcripts for high-intensity interval training versus other modalities.

Depression Improved with Yoga and Coherent Breathing

Depression Improved with Yoga and Coherent Breathing

Weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, help patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Cardiovascular Deaths Reach 400,000 in 2015 Due to Poor Diets

Cardiovascular Deaths Reach 400,000 in 2015 Due to Poor Diets

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables and whole grains might help.

Healthy Food Consumption Increases with Lowering Costs

Healthy Food Consumption Increases with Lowering Costs

Raising the cost of unhealthy foods significantly reduces their intake.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Those with diets with the highest inflammatory score had an increased risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.

Exercise Regimens Most Beneficial in Addressing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise Regimens Most Beneficial in Addressing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs, researchers find.

High Produce Consumption Linked to Great Health Benefits

High Produce Consumption Linked to Great Health Benefits

Reductions were seen in risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer and early death.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of COPD

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of COPD

In current smokers, each extra daily serving was associated with an 8% lower risk of COPD.

Long-Term Weight Loss More Successful With Maintenance Intervention

Long-Term Weight Loss More Successful With Maintenance Intervention

Coaching sessions seem to help patients from regaining the weight.

Does A Fitbit Actually Make You Fit?

Does A Fitbit Actually Make You Fit?

If you really want to give your fitness and weight loss efforts a boost, track calories — and get enough exercise.

ALS Risk Increases with Consumption of Mercury-Laden Seafood

ALS Risk Increases with Consumption of Mercury-Laden Seafood

Certain types of seafood may be linked to the disease, early research suggests.

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Those who exercised were about 40% less likely to die from the disease, review suggests.

Increased Levels of Toxic Metals Associated with Gluten-Free Diets

Increased Levels of Toxic Metals Associated with Gluten-Free Diets

Those on gluten-free diets had a higher concentration of urinary total arsenic and total blood mercury.

Yoga Associated with Lower Back Pain and Improved Function

Yoga Associated with Lower Back Pain and Improved Function

A review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels and function after 3 to 6 months.

Exercise Counseling Proves Cost-Effective for Older Men

Exercise Counseling Proves Cost-Effective for Older Men

The total direct cost of the intervention was $459 per participant; mainly for counselor effort.

Faster GI Transit with Coffee Post-Gynecologic Surgery

Faster GI Transit with Coffee Post-Gynecologic Surgery

These were findings for patients after complete staging surgery.

Meal Timing May Affect Cardiovascular Event Risks

Meal Timing May Affect Cardiovascular Event Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier.

ADHD Risk Lowered with Mediterranean Diet

ADHD Risk Lowered with Mediterranean Diet

Children with medium to low adherence to the diet were 3 to 7 times more likely to have ADHD.

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