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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.

Daytime Sleepiness Improved with Intentional Weight Loss

Daytime Sleepiness Improved with Intentional Weight Loss

There was a large improvement in daytime sleepiness with surgical weight loss interventions.

Initial Step in Total Fitness Plan: Reduce Sitting Time

Initial Step in Total Fitness Plan: Reduce Sitting Time

This study supports physicians in advising male patients to reduce sitting time to help avoid obesity.

Reduced Physical Activity Common After Cancer Diagnosis

Reduced Physical Activity Common After Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers say physical activity can improve odds of recovery and survival in cancer patients.

Steps Per Day Increases with Step Count Prescription Strategy

Steps Per Day Increases with Step Count Prescription Strategy

A net increase of 20% in steps/day was seen with a physician-delivered step count prescription strategy.

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.

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