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Exercise: The best medicine for doctors and patients
The Huffington Post
Almost any doctor will agree that exercise is a great preventive and helps keep people well. Most will even acknowledge that regular exercise helps manage many chronic diseases, from diabetes to asthma. But how often do doctors come right out and prescribe exercise — or even ask how much physical activity you get on a routine basis? Not nearly as often as warranted, especially given the scores of studies on the physical, mental and emotional benefits that regular exercise brings.
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Exercise won't fix the obesity epidemic
LiveScience
The food industry has helped push the belief that people's sedentary lifestyles are solely to blame for widespread obesity, three researchers argue in a new editorial. And by doing so, the industry has deflected attention from the role that sugary drinks and junk food play in making people fat, said Dr. Aseem Malhotra and his colleagues.
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Strength vs. endurance: Does exercise type matter in the fight against obesity?
ScienceDaily
Medical experts widely recommended a combined program of diet and fitness to fight obesity. But when it comes to the type of exercise most effective a reducing weight and body mass — strength training, endurance exercise or a combination of both — opinions vary widely on which exercise regimen is best. Now, a new clinical study by a team of Spanish researchers working as part of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs for Obesity Treatment project suggests that the type of exercise may be less important than previously thought.
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DIET & NUTRITION


How to block the hunger pangs when you diet
TIME
The hardest part of a diet are the cravings. That’s because dieting goes against the body’s developed-over-millions-of-years instinct to feed when energy levels drop. There’s a network of neurons that is exquisitely designed to sense when the body’s cells need more calories to fuel the metabolic, enzymatic, muscular, neurologic and sensory things they do. So when the body wants calories, we eat.
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Celery: Health benefits and nutrition facts
LiveScience
Crunchy, crispy celery is well known for being low in calories, but its health benefits go far beyond use as a diet food. Celery contains useful phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. It’s a convenient on-the-go snack as well as a vegetable that can be incorporated into cooked dishes, stir-fries and salads.
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The 7 best things to eat and drink after your workout
Yahoo Health
Hitting the gym is just half the battle. Can’t seem to put on more muscle? Too exhausted to come back the next day? Chances are, the problem isn’t your fitness routine — it’s what’s on your plate. Below, seven powerhouse foods to make your workout count.
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Rise in contaminated food causes consumers to seek local
By Lisa McReynolds Smith
Food. It's not just simply something we consume daily to live. Food is a powerful connector among the members of a community, and allows them to be engaged with the source of their nutrition. It's a lifestyle. It's a thriving culture. However, just as one bad apple may pose a threat to the whole bunch, this culture is not immune to certain risks. The latest being large food recalls due to listeria-contaminated products. Amy's Kitchen, Sabra and Blue Bell — just to name a few — have voluntarily recalled some, if not all, of their products since late March.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Why 'no 2 nutritionists agree' is a myth
U.S. News & World Report
David L. Katz writes: I have taken care of patients now for a span of roughly 25 years. Patient care is a unique window to what the world is thinking. As people open up about the intimate details of their lives, necessary to inform good clinical decisions, their perspectives, preferences and priorities about everything from politics to religion tend to spill along with the other beans.
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Study: Swap your diet, swap your cancer risk
Forbes
If you weren’t quite convinced that you are, at least mostly, what you eat, a new study should help persuade you. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, Imperial College London, Wageningen University in the Netherlands, University of Helsinki, University of Illinois, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa followed participants in the U.S. and in South Africa, asking each group to switch to the diet of the other country.
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Here's where you'll find the most binge drinking in the United States
Fox News
Even though the percentage of people who drink alcohol doesn't seem to be going up, binge drinking is, and the lead author of a recent study on the subject has uncovered two facts he finds "alarming": In many U.S. counties, 25 percent of residents or more are binge drinkers, and women are experiencing an especially significant rise in partaking to excess, per an Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation press release.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Despite warnings, health food stores recommend over-the-counter dietary supplements to minors
ScienceDaily
Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to recommend certain products, despite labels reading "for adult use only."
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FDA warns about another illegal stimulant in supplements
Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning companies to stop selling dietary supplements that include a stimulant known as DMBA, the latest in a series of moves to clamp down on potentially dangerous weight-loss and body-building products. In an April 24 letter to one manufacturer, 1ViZN LLC, the agency noted that its product Velocity listed AMP as a dietary ingredient.
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11 tainted supplements you should avoid
Yahoo Health
A dangerous amphetamine-like drug has been detected in a host of herbal weight-loss and workout supplements sold nationwide. Harvard researchers found this untested, unapproved stimulant, called BMPEA, in 11 of 21 products labeled as containing Acacia rigidula, an obscure Southwestern shrub.
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