Science Daily- Fitness News and Tips

  • Genes identified that increase the risk of obesity but also protect against disease February 26, 2021
    Scientists have identified 62 genes that lead to both higher levels of body fat but a lower risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. These genes may help to keep body fat healthy, and open a new avenue for developing drugs that lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • You've got to move it, move it February 23, 2021
    Research suggests that light-intensity physical activity, including shopping or a casual walk, may protect against mobility disability in older women.
  • Hormone helps prevent muscle loss in mice on high fat diets February 23, 2021
    A new study suggests that a hormone known to prevent weight gain and normalize metabolism can also help maintain healthy muscles in mice. The findings present new possibilities for treating muscle-wasting conditions associated with age, obesity or cancer, according to scientists.
  • Preschoolers with higher cardiorespiratory fitness do better on cognitive tests February 18, 2021
    Researchers report that 4-6-year-old children who walk further than their peers during a timed test - a method used to estimate cardiorespiratory health - also do better on cognitive tests and other measures of brain function. The study suggests that the link between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive health is evident even earlier in life than […]
  • New possibilities to prevent sudden cardiac death February 17, 2021
    An assistant professor of biomedical sciences has developed a better understanding of the pathological characteristics behind arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, as well as promising avenues for prevention.
  • The body produces new satiety factor during prolonged exercise February 16, 2021
    Researchers confirm that the hormone GDF15 is released in response to vigorous exercise, but likely not in sufficient quantity to affect behavior or appetite. These findings add nuance to a hormone that is currently under scrutiny for its potential as an anti-obesity medication.