body composition

‘Ageing not linked to drop in testosterone levels’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Ageing, surprisingly, may have little to do with a gradual drop in testosterone levels, but is more likely to result from a man's behavioural and health ... Read more...

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‘Women who smoke give birth to lighter babies’


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 3 (IANS) Women who smoke during pregnancy give birth to lighter and smaller babies, says a Spanish study.The findings were borne out by research conducted by the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Are we programmed to be fat in the womb?


March 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) If the extra pounds you are saddled with don't go away no matter what you do, the reason maybe your mother.Research suggests a mother's lifestyle can ... Read more...

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Weight loss supplements are no good


March 7th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Weight loss supplements are not really effective in helping you shed weight and may have unpleasant or serious side-effects.Melinda Manore, from Oregon State University, reviewing evidence ... Read more...

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Forgetting to eat can thin out Alzheimer’s victims


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Old people afflicted with the Alzheimer's may forget to eat and eventually lose weight, a new study reveals.Being fat in middle age could bring on ... Read more...

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Higher testosterone helps older men preserve muscle mass


October 29th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Older men having higher levels of male hormone testosterone suffered less loss of lean muscle mass, especially those who were losing weight, scientists have found out.Men ... Read more...

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Anna is a tough man, say amazed doctors


August 27th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Doctors attending on Anna Hazare term the 74-year-old a "rare man" and are flummoxed at how the social activist has been subsisting on plain ... Read more...

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Some video games seem to keep kids fit


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Interactive gaming can be a step in the right direction for overweight children, says a broad-based survey.The two-year study, conducted by The University of Auckland, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Early nutrition can program person’s metabolism, health for future


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sprints better than marathon for heart health


April 6th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): New research has suggested that high intensity exercise is more beneficial than traditional endurance training when it comes to heart health."Our research examines the effects of brief, intense ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Obesity kills more people than AIDS’


March 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 18 (IANS) Obesity kills more people than AIDS and is emerging as a serious threat, said health experts here Friday.Shashank Joshi, president of the governing council of the All ... Read more...

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Video games help lower diabetes, obesity risks in kids


December 7th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a unique method to convince children to eat better and exercise more to fight obesity- video games.'Escape from Diab'(Diab) and 'Nanoswarm: Invasion from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Following healthy lifestyle tips could prevent bowel cancer


October 27th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has indicated that almost a quarter of colorectal (bowel) cancer cases could be prevented if people followed healthy lifestyle advice in five areas including diet ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children


October 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia has found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beefed-up muscles help kidney patients live longer


October 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kidney disease patients are likely to live healthier and longer if they've beefed up their muscles.The results have suggested that patients may ... Read more...

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High-fat diet prevents brain from burning calories


September 10th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) Some people who eat a high-calorie fat-rich diet remain slim, yet others pile on the weight. A high-fat diet in some people causes the brain cells to become ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US Prof goes on fatty food diet to prove popular health beliefs as myth


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): A Kansas State University professor is on a 30 day long diet of entirely snack cakes and fatty foods to prove that some common beliefs about nutrition ... Read more...

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Swiftest sprinters tend to be of African ancestry


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) The swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white. A study of the elite athletes over the past 100 years ... Read more...

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Why world’s swiftest sprinters are of African origin


July 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Scientists may have uncovered why the world's fastest sprinters are usually of West African origin. The centre of gravity tends to be located higher on the body ... Read more...

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High-protein diet may lower bone density in postmenopausal women


July 8th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A high protein diet for obese menopausal women may help in weight loss, but it could also lower bone density, says a new research.Wayne W. Campbell and doctoral ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plastics chemical BPA linked to PCOS


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new research has found that women with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormone imbalance in women of reproductive age, have higher BPA blood levels.BPA, ... Read more...

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Proper intake of vitamin D improves quality of life for seniors


April 26th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): A new study suggests that proper intake of vitamin D (the 'sunshine' vitamin) is related to better physical function in seniors.Dr. Denise Houston from the Sticht Center on ... Read more...

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Ethnicity key to accurate obesity measurements


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the current National Institutes of Health BMI cut-off values fail to identify many women as obese, as it does not take ethnic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teenagers can benefit from resistance training


March 16th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Adolescents can benefit from resistance training programmes, a new study has revealed. David Lubans and Robin Callister from the University of New Castle, Australia, evaluated the impact of a ... Read more...

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It’s official: the only way to lose weight is eat less or exercise more, or both


January 7th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Putting an end to the constant debate on weight loss, Sydney scientists have said that the only reliable way to shed extra pounds is to eat less or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nintendo Wii Fit doesn’t help families get fit


December 20th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that Nintendo's Wii Fit gaming console has little impact on daily fitness.During the six-month research, University of Mississippi team followed eight families in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Virtual partners to help you exercise harder, longer


November 14th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Researchers will be pairing college students with a virtual workout partner, to make them exercise harder, longer and more frequently. Deborah Feltz, who heads Michigan State University (MSU) ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kids who drink full-fat milk every day have lower BMIs: Study


November 4th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Kids who have full-fat milk every day have a lower BMI than those who rarely drink milk, says a new study.However, that's not the case for children who ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding moms need more aerobic exercise


October 1st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1(IANS) New moms breastfeeding their babies may require more aerobic and resistance exercise to offset temporary bone loss caused by calcium depletion, says a recent study. Cheryl Lovelady and her ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Regular exercise benefits older women as much as younger women


September 19th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Regular vigorous exercise benefits postmenopausal women just like younger women, according to two studies.The results were based on the studies of endurance training in 50-something women."There is some ... Read more...

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Smaller thighs linked to heart disease risk, premature deaths


September 5th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Men and women whose thighs are less than 60 cm in circumference have a higher risk of premature death and heart disease, says a new study. Berit Heitmann, ... Read more...

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Study to improve the health of young people in India


August 12th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Southampton (UK), Aug.12 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton are exploring the link between low birth weight and diseases in later life to help improve the health of young people in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Watching TV, videos linked with high BP among kids


August 4th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Sedentary behaviours that involve TV viewing, computer use and video games seem to be linked with elevated blood pressure (BP) in children, according to a study. "The clustering of ... Read more...

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Small female twins more likely to be obese adults


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Female twins who are small at birth have a greater likelihood of being obese as adults, according to a new study. Scientists in Britain and Otago University (OU) ... Read more...

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Two dietary oils could reduce body fat in older diabetic women


July 8th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Two common dietary oil supplements, safflower oil and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), have an inherent ability to reduce body fat in obese postmenopausal women with Type 2 diabetes, ... Read more...

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