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FITNESS & WELLNESS


Here's the minimum exercise you need for maximum results
TIME
It doesn’t take much: women who exercise a few times a week have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots compared to women who didn’t exercise at all, finds a new study published in the journal Circulation. About one million women in England and Scotland, who were an average age of 56, reported their physical activity starting in 1998 and were followed for up to a decade.
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Why runners shouldn't diet
Yahoo Health
Runners have a reputation for being exceptional eaters. We’ve been known to out-eat our bigger, heavier friends while they look on in amazement. And we’ve all been on the receiving end of well-intentioned comments like, “Are you really going to eat all of that?” as we scarf down food after a long run.
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Universal access to physical activity could save billions in health costs
ScienceDaily
A little more than half of family health teams in Ontario offer physical activity services such as classes or counselling to encourage exercise among patients, and new research finds that standardizing access could help reduce the $6.8 billion cost associated with a sedentary lifestyle. There is a link between a lack of physical activity and chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
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DIET & NUTRITION


One thing to add to your diet if you want to lose weight
HealthDay News via CBS News
A simple high-fiber diet can provide health benefits while being easier to stick with than a diet calling for multiple changes in eating habits, a new clinical trial concludes. People who only added more fiber to their otherwise normal diet were able to lose weight, lower their blood pressure and reduce blood sugar levels — all key to staving off diabetes and improving overall health.
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Eat your fruits and veggies: That's a good way to help prevent cancer
The Washington Post
The best advice for cancer prevention is to do what your mom always told you: Eat your fruit and vegetables, get some exercise and keep that weight in a healthful range, says Stephen Hursting, a professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here are recommendations from nutrition experts for a balanced diet that will serve you well for avoiding a variety of diseases.
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Why eggs and other cholesterol-laden foods pose little or no health risk
Forbes
Recently, the press and public health community confused consumers with the message that an advisory panel was urging the government to stop warning people off eggs despite high cholesterol content. Stories such as The return of the egg? New dietary guidelines may downplay cholesterol risks on Fox News left people guessing as to whether or not this change would be bad or good for human health.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Attention runners: Achilles can handle 'ups and downs' better than you think
ScienceDaily
A new study reveals great news about the Achilles' heel: the Achilles tendon is capable of adapting to uphill and downhill running better than previously believed. Their findings show that there is no increased risk for Achilles injury when running at different grades. The research should be of interest to marathon runners, who often face various grades during competition.
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Doctors: Diet and exercise alone are no cure for obesity
Los Angeles Times
At long last, a group of respected physicians has stepped forward to challenge the facile bromide that obesity can be easily fixed by diet and exercise. Take note, glib-talking doctors and legislators, rail-thin commentators, and fat-haters of all stripes: For most of the nation's 79 million adults and 13 million kids who are obese, the "eat less, move more" treatment, as currently practiced, is a prescription for failure, these doctors say.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Vitamins hide the low quality of our food
The New York Times
There is much concern these days about what’s in our dietary supplements. Are they actually filled with the ingredients that the labels promise? Maybe, maybe not. Quality control issues in the estimated 85,000 dietary supplement products available in America should give every consumer pause.
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The truth behind your supplements
The Huffington Post
Last week, the New York State Attorney General's office unveiled what could potentially amount to fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office targeted four major retailers of supplements, Target, GNC, Walgreens and Walmart, and accused them of selling bogus supplements.
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