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A closer look at the fat-fighting abilities of coffee

Here’s some news that’s sure to wake you up: A new study suggests that your cup of joe does more than just energize you for the day – it could be causing your body to burn fat. Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the study, conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham, in the UK, found that coffee actually ...

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Metabolic Syndrome Creeping Up on Women—How to Stop It

Women are catching up with men. But not in a good way. According to a 2006 study, it used to be that more men than women had metabolic syndrome—a dangerous cluster of risk factors that identify people at a high, long-term risk for narrowed arteries, cardiovascular disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), and type 2 diabetes. But in recent years, ...

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Sleep Apnea May be More Dangerous for Women than for Men

When it comes to heart attacks, a woman’s symptoms are subtler than a man’s. Whereas a man may have fierce chest pain, a woman may feel nauseated, tired, and out of sorts. It took us decades to discover the difference. Meanwhile, women may have had fewer heart attacks then men, but when they did have them, they were more likely ...

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Are sports drinks safe for children?

Sports drinks are often sold as a healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks, but are these drinks appropriate for kids? While initially intended for adult endurance athletes to improve their performance, sports drinks have become dramatically more popular among adolescents. A recent survey released in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) investigated the consumption of sports drinks in adolescents ages 12-14. The ...

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Tips for staying active at work

If you are worried that spending hours each week sitting in your car commuting to and from a seated desk job may be affecting your health, two experts from Advocate Health Care have some helpful tips to get you moving. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise or a ...

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How to slow the aging process

As we age, our bodies change in many ways. Some of us age well, remaining active throughout our lives with physiologic age remaining younger than chronological age. Others may experience the effects of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, which can diminish their ability to maintain an active lifestyle. Knowing what changes occur in the tissues of the musculoskeletal system can lead us ...

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Soda and Health

Soda and Health With obesity rates rising in North America and other parts of the world, good nutrition is becoming a hotter topic than ever. At the center of the debates about good health and nutrition is one long-time culprit – soda pop. Despite the insanely high levels of sugar in the original brands, the recent advent of “diet” and ...

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Heart attack victims are getting younger

The average age of people suffering the most severe form of heart attack is getting younger – a worrisome finding in a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session. The study, which looked at nearly 4,000 Cleveland Clinic patients from 1995 to 2014, found that the average age of those treated for ST-elevation myocardial ...

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A cure for daytime drowsiness

A new study found that men who eat fatty foods are more prone to daytime drowsiness. And among those who reported the highest-fat diets, nearly half said they are habitually tired throughout the average day. Researchers from the University of Adelaide studied the diets and lifestyles of 784 men between the ages of 35 and 80, controlling for things like ...

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