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Shorter Telomeres in Women Linked with Sedentary Behaviors

Shorter Telomeres in Women Linked with Sedentary Behaviors

Cells of elderly women who sit most of the day look much older than their actual age.

Grilled, Smoked Meat Intake Increases Mortality Risk in Breast Cancer

Grilled, Smoked Meat Intake Increases Mortality Risk in Breast Cancer

A high grilled and smoked meat intake is linked to 23% increased risk of all-cause mortality.

FDA, EPA Issues New Guidance on Fish Consumption

FDA, EPA Issues New Guidance on Fish Consumption

Recommendations are aimed at pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children.

Inflammation Reduced with Brief Episodes of Moderate Exercise

Inflammation Reduced with Brief Episodes of Moderate Exercise

About 20 minutes on a treadmill can drop immune cell levels tied to inflammation.

Moderate Activity Linked with Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Moderate Activity Linked with Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Patients only appeared to derive benefits from moderate -- not vigorous -- activity.

Age-Related Inflammation Reduced by Caffeine

Age-Related Inflammation Reduced by Caffeine

There seems to be a connection between advancing age, systemic inflammation, cardiovascular disease and caffeine.

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Pediatric Cancer QoL Improved with Yoga Intervention

Fairly high levels of interest were demonstrated by patients and family members in this pilot program.

Diverticulitis Linked with High Dietary Red Meat Consumption in Men

Diverticulitis Linked with High Dietary Red Meat Consumption in Men

There was no association seen between poultry or fish and the risk of diverticulitis.

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Higher moderate-to-vigorous physical activity predicts fewer symptoms of major depression in children.

Decreased Mortality Seen for 'Weekend Warriors'

Decreased Mortality Seen for 'Weekend Warriors'

Those who exercise one or two days a week may see similar health benefits to those who work out regularly.

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

The use of 'cybercycles' reduces classroom disruptions for children with autism, ADHD and other behavioral disorders.

Running Beneficial in Reducing Inflammation in Knee Joints

Running Beneficial in Reducing Inflammation in Knee Joints

Researchers suggest that running might actually slow the development of osteoarthritis.

Addition of Exercise Improves Asthma Control in Obese Patients

Addition of Exercise Improves Asthma Control in Obese Patients

Adding exercise to a weight-loss program improves lung function and inflammatory biomarkers.

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Brain Health in Elderly

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Brain Health in Elderly

Older adults who favor this eating style lose less brain volume, researchers find.

DASH Diet Ranked Among the Best Diets in 2017

DASH Diet Ranked Among the Best Diets in 2017

The US News & World Report ranks Mediterranean diet as second -- up from fourth place.

Fish Oil Supplements in Pregnancy Reduce Asthma Risk in Offspring

Fish Oil Supplements in Pregnancy Reduce Asthma Risk in Offspring

Supplementation is linked to a reduction in risk of persistent wheeze and asthma in offspring.

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

This study found that the virtual reality game got adults moving -- but only for a while.

Vegetarian Diets Deemed Healthy and Environmentally Safe

Vegetarian Diets Deemed Healthy and Environmentally Safe

These food plans are safe at all stages of life, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.

Risk of A-Fib Found with Moderate, Regular Alcohol Consumption

Risk of A-Fib Found with Moderate, Regular Alcohol Consumption

The risk of atrial fibrillation increases by 8% for each daily alcoholic drink.

Yoga Proves Beneficial in Patients with Pre-Hypertension

Yoga Proves Beneficial in Patients with Pre-Hypertension

Patients who added yoga to a healthy lifestyle experienced a decrease in their blood pressure levels.

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