Inflammatory proteins in colon increase incrementally with weight
A new study finds that two inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight. In individuals with obesity, this was accompanied by activation of precancerous cellular pathways.
Source: Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus
Increasing vigorous exercise decreases risk of type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease in childhood
Physical exercise can reduce the risk factors of type two diabetes and cardiovascular disease even in children, a new study shows. In a two-year follow-up of primary school children, sedentary behavior increased the accumulation of risk factors, whereas increasing the amount of vigorous exercise reduced it. This is one of the first follow-up studies to reliably demonstrate these associations in children.
Source: University of Eastern Finland
Endurance exercise training has beneficial effects on gut microbiota composition
According to recent research, endurance exercise training beneficially modifies gut microbiota composition. After six weeks of training, potentially inflammation causing microbes (Proteobacteria) decreased and microbes that are linked to enhanced metabolism (Akkermansia) increased.
Source: University of Jyväskylä - Jyväskylän Yliopisto
Diets rich in fish oil could slow the spread and growth of breast cancer cells in mice
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those typically contained in fish oil, may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice.
Moving location of fruit and vegetables can lead to 15 percent sales increase
Moving location of fruit and vegetables in shops can lead to 15 percent sales increase. Sales increased without any further messaging or marketing. Research suggests a simple 'nudge' can lead to healthier diets for young adults. Findings based on data collected between 2012-17 in a real University campus grocery store.
Source: University of Warwick
No sweat required: Hypertension treatment mimics effect of exercise
By studying a chemical produced predominately in the liver, hypertension researchers have found a novel approach to lower blood pressure, even without reducing sodium intake or increasing exercise.
Source: University of Toledo
Aerobic exercise has antidepressant treatment effects
An analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials indicates that supervised aerobic exercise has large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression.
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