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Women’s Health Begins with 6,000 Steps

Habitual physical activity that adds up to moving 6,000 or more steps per day has been linked to a lower risk for developing diabetes and metabolic syndrome in midlife women. The results of a study showed that the average number of steps per day overall was 5,251, with the active ...

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Kids Fatter in Daycare

"We found that children whose primary care arrangement between 1.5 and 4 years was in daycare-center or with an extended family member were around 50% more likely to be overweight or obese between the ages of 4-10 years compared to those cared for at home by their parents. This difference ...

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Cooking TV Shows Trigger Desire for Fatty Snacks

Research reveals TV viewers are more likely to eat fatty, sugary foods when watching a cooking show. Psychologists recruited 80 adults and put them into 2 groups. Half were told to watch a cookery show and the other half a nature program. Each person was given three bowls containing chocolate ...

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Kids Need Just 7 Minutes a Day to Stay Fit

New research showed children don’t need a lot of intense physical activity to get the health benefits of exercise – just seven minutes — but the seven minutes had to be intense to prevent weight gain, obesity and its adverse health consequences. "This research tells us that a brisk walk ...

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Drink Black Tea, Prevent Diabetes?

A mathematical analysis found that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is low in countries where people drink a lot of black tea. A multinational team of researchers compared sales information for black tea in 50 countries with data from the WHO about a variety of diseases in those same ...

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Eating Out Makes Kids Eat More

In a study, kids and teens ate more calories (including more fat and sugar) on days when they had a meal from a fast-food or sit-down restaurant. On two different occasions, more than 9,000 teens were asked to recall everything they’d had to eat or drink in the past 24 ...

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Diabetes Drug Possible Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

A drug used for the medical management of type 2 diabetes could be just as effective in treating drug addiction, including cocaine, researchers have revealed. Gregg Stanwood, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology and an investigator within the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Vanderbilt Brain Institute, stated, "What we have demonstrated is that a brain ...

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