It looks like scientists have been busy to publish papers in the first half of December, there are plenty of topics your personal clients might find useful. From the suggestions on exercise and diet for better heart health for those who already have a CVD, through a tech solution that helps people control the speed of an exercise video to match their level of fitness to the three pillars of mental health. Great topics to tap into during this next wave of COVID-19.
Here are the highlights:
What makes hard workouts so effective
High-intensity interval training strengthens the heart even more than moderate exercise does. Now researchers have found several answers to what makes hard workouts so effective.
Source: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Test your heart health by climbing stairs
Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to new research.
Source: European Society of Cardiology
Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults
Drinks with sucrose compared to glucose may cause young adults to produce lower levels of appetite-regulating hormones, according to a new study.
Source: The Endocrine Society
Reactive Video playback that you control with your body
Computer scientists have developed an entirely new way of interacting with video content that adapts to, and is controlled by, your body movement
Researchers have created a system that dynamically adapts to mirror the position of the viewer's body and matches the speed of video playback to the viewer's movements.
Source: Lancaster University
Does sharing health data help maintain weight loss?
Drexel study suggests sharing self-monitored health data improves person's weight loss maintenance
Research suggests that health counselors having access to self-monitored health data would improve a person's weight loss maintenance.
Source: Drexel University
Carrots are healthy, but active enzyme unlocks full benefits
Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin.
Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
'Alarmingly high' vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom
Over 50 per cent of Asians living in the UK are severely deficient in vitamin D, leaving them more vulnerable to respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and musculoskeletal disorders, according to a large-scale population study published this week.
Source: University of South Australia
Three pillars of mental health: Good sleep, exercise, raw fruits and veggies
Getting good quality sleep, exercising, and eating more raw fruits and vegetables predicts better mental health and well-being in young adults, a study has found.
Source: University of Otago
Lipid identified in human breast milk may play important role in early childhood weight
A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is in human breast milk. The authors of the study propose that 12,13-diHOME, as well as linked pathway metabolites from breast milk, have a protective effect against obesity development in offspring. They also suggest that a single bout of maternal exercise may boost levels of the metabolite in breast milk and that may translate into benefits for offspring in terms of healthy growth and development.
Source: Joslin Diabetes Center
Maternal diet during lactation shapes functional abilities of milk bacteria
The mother's diet while breastfeeding can shape the profile of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO), a type of complex carbohydrate in the mother's milk. Changing the HMOs, which are food and fodder for healthy microbes, in turn modifies the functional abilities of the milk microbiome.
Source: Baylor College of Medicine
Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of having another heart attack, study shows
A clinical study with 1,002 patients with heart disease shows the advantages of a Mediterranean diet compared to a low-fat diet.
Source: University of Córdoba
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