Cardiovascular / Cardiology Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

5 healthful living factors extend disease-free life

According to a new study, a combination of healthful lifestyle choices, such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and regularly exercising, can significantly extend the number of years that an individual avoids disease. Share on PinterestA healthful lifestyle doesn’t just extend life; it extends disease-free life. On average, we are living longer lives; however, […]

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Why caffeine may limit weight gain

Consuming caffeine may offset some unhealthful consequences of an obesity-inducing diet, according to a new study in rats. Share on PinterestCaffeine could counter some weight gain resulting from a diet high in fat and sugar. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fed rats a high-fat, high-sugar diet. They then gave some of the […]

Genetics Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness

Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

Many mammals gain weight and become insulin resistant during fall. However, these changes are easily reversible, and the mammals will not develop any further unhealthful symptoms. Researchers believe that the explanation for this lies in mechanisms associated with hibernation. Share on PinterestHibernating mammals may have genetic mechanisms that protect them from obesity.Image credit: Little brown […]

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What are the benefits of aerobic exercise?

Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many health conditions, ranging from heart disease to dementia. Although all forms of physical activity provide some benefits, aerobic exercise is particularly effective because it causes the heart and lungs to work harder than usual. National physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week. […]