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For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

More women die from heart disease than from any other cause—a staggering one in four American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk of heart disease increases with age and with conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. However, younger women can also develop heart disease. Heart disease can lead
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Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

A recent study shows that resistance training can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Resistance training includes exercises in which a muscle contraction is opposed by force to increase strength or endurance.   The study included adults between the ages of 50-69, each of whom were screened for prediabetes. The participants completed
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Trick Your Appetite

Trick Your Appetite

Does plate size and color have an effect on how much you eat? Research from the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University shows that eating off of a 10-inch plate instead of a 12-inch plate resulted in 22 percent fewer calories served. This optical illusion between plate size is known as the Delboeuf illusion,
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Pre- and Postop Rehab Benefits ACL Reconstruction Patients

Pre- and Postop Rehab Benefits ACL Reconstruction Patients

A recent study finds that physical therapy before and after surgery results in better outcomes for individuals undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Researchers compared patient-reported knee function outcomes for participants who underwent preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation at a sports medicine clinic with outcomes for those who underwent usual care. The patients ranged from 16
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Is There a Link Between Dehydration and Obesity?

Is There a Link Between Dehydration and Obesity?

A recent study in the Annals of Family Medicine shows a significant association between poor hydration and elevated body mass index (BMI) and obesity. Researchers analyzed BMI and urine osmolality records of adults ages 18-64. A urine osmolality value of 800 mOsm/kg or greater indicates inadequate hydration. Nearly a third of the participants were dehydrated.
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