Research data in fitness and nutrition this week seem to have been around chronic diseases, cancer survivors and people living with diabetes. The results are interessting, maybe surprising for some and definitely make you think more about some advice you may give to clients.
Fitness trackers prove helpful in monitoring cancer patients
Fitness trackers can be valuable tools for assessing the quality of life and daily functioning of cancer patients during treatment, a new study has found. The trackers, also known as wearable activity monitors, include commercial devices worn on the wrist that log a wearer's step counts, stairs climbed, calories, heart rate and sleep.
Exercise cuts risk of chronic disease in older adults
People who engaged in the highest levels of total physical activity were twice as lively to avoid stroke, heart disease, angina, cancer and diabetes, and be in optimal physical and mental shape 10 years later, experts found.
Researchers explore popular food trends in nutritional review
What's the bottom line on the potential heart health benefits of popular health foods? Researchers discuss nutritional ''hypes'' and controversies around dairy products, added sugar, legumes, coffee and tea, alcohol, energy drinks, mushrooms, fermented foods, Omega-3s and vitamin B12.
Type 2 diabetes: New genomic signature in people who respond to lifestyle treatment
Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding how people respond to lifestyle treatment for preventing type 2 diabetes. They have discovered a new genomic signature in people whose type 2 diabetes status improves following a treatment intervention.
Adherence to healthy diets associated with lower cancer risk
A diet that encourages both healthy eating and physical activity and discourages alcohol consumption was associated with a reduced overall cancer risk, as well as lower breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer risks.
Diabetes drugs act as powerful curb for immune cells in controlling inflammation
A common class of drugs used to treat diabetes has been found to exert a powerful check on macrophages by controlling the metabolic fuel they use to generate energy. Keeping macrophages from going overboard on the job may inhibit the onset of obesity and diabetes following tissue inflammation.
Four weeks of riding an e-bike promotes fitness and health
The role of the e-bike in promoting health and fitness is comparable to that of a conventional bicycle. In particular, overweight and untrained individuals can benefit from riding an e-bike.
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