eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Jul. 17, 2013

Study: We're exercising more but still fighting obesity
Chicago Tribune
Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting doctors and health advocates fighting the nation's obesity crisis. In more than two-thirds of the nation's counties, men and women have became more physically active over the last decade, according to data recently published in Population Health Metrics.More

8 fitness myths debunked
Mother Nature Network via Yahoo News
Much of what we think we know is based on myth. We hear something when we're kids, it gets repeated a few times, and before you know it, it's "fact." In fitness, just like every other facet of our lives, there are as many myths are there are truths. Whether it's collective misinformation carried on through generations or simply changing knowledge, many of the adages we take for fact aren't factual at all.More

9 surprising ways running helps your body
Runner's World
You know running is healthy, but do you know all the good it does?Who knew running had a positive affect on you hearing, skin and brain power. Find out nine surprising ways running helps your body.More

Apple's picks for top 42 iPhone fitness apps
Over the past year connected fitness devices — activity trackers and sensor-laden wearables — have consistently made headlines. By far the largest company working in wearable fitness devices, Nike, which offers the wrist-worn FuelBand, recently announced the first class of startups accepted into its Nike+ accelerator.More

Bunk about junk food
The Huffington Post
Director of Yale Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz writes: "While I agree that we can benefit from choosing a better chip, I think it's flaky at best to suggest that junk food will ever be beneficial. It is, in fact, oxymoronic — give or take the oxy. If a food is good for us, it isn't junk."More

Fat-boosting gene mystery 'solved'
BBC News
The mystery of a genetic flaw which greatly increases the risk of obesity in one in six people has been solved by an international group of scientists. A version of an obesity gene, called FTO, had been linked to a bigger belly, but the reason why was uncertain. A study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, showed it made fatty foods more tempting and altered levels of the hunger hormone, ghrelin.More

5 ways to recover from your diet mistakes
Yahoo News
You can't fool us. Yes, you eat healthy foods. Yes, you stock your fridge with fresh fruits and vegetables and always order the salmon. But then the water heater breaks and you're late for a meeting and there's cake at work and a friend pops over unexpectedly and suddenly, it's 10 p.m., the produce is rotting, and your dinner consists of stale beer and a bag of Cheetos. More

Study: We're exercising more but still fighting obesity
Chicago Tribune
Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting doctors and health advocates fighting the nation's obesity crisis.More

Exercise can have an effect at DNA level against fat cells
Medical News Today
A zebra can't change its stripes, but according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden, we can change our DNA. We just have to get on the treadmill more often.More

Should you switch to a gluten-free diet?
It isn't terribly difficult these days to find gluten-free products on store shelves. People with celiac disease need to get gluten completely out of their diets, but there are still others who are simply gluten intolerant.More

When to add vitamins, supplements
More than half of Americans take vitamins and supplements, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. From calcium to zinc, there's a supplement for every letter in the alphabet. More

Waist watchers: The dos and don'ts of multivitamins
Many of us pop a multivitamin every morning with breakfast or coffee, trying to give our health a little boost. But if you're taking the wrong one, you could be wasting time and money. Supplements such as multivitamins and fish oil can help many of us make up for what we're not getting out of our diet. But if you don't read labels for a few key pieces of information, you could do more harm to your body than good.More

The cognitive continuum: Vitamins for vitality
Natural Products Insider
Vitamins offer significant benefits to a spectrum of brain-related functions and conditions, including reducing risk of depression, autism and stroke. And the medical community has long advocated vitamin supplementation — especially with B vitamins &mdahs; for prenatal health.More

Brew on this: Latest research on coffee's connection to Alzheimer's
By Denise A. Valenti
Some of the most commonly prescribed medications for Alzheimer's disease act upon the cholinergic system, inhibiting acetylcholinesterase. A recent study — Caffeine Inhibits Acetylcholinesterase, But Not Butyrylcholinesterase — is important research in understanding how dietary substances impact disease expression and progression.More

Fat in organs, blood may increase risk of osteoporosis
Excess fat around the belly has recently been identified as a risk factor for bone loss. Now, a new study has determined that excess liver and muscle fat also may be detrimental to bone. The study, published online in the journal Radiology, found that obese people with higher levels of fat in their liver, muscle tissue and blood also have higher amounts of fat in their bone marrow, putting them at risk for osteoporosis. More