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Diabetes And Obesity Increase Risk For Breast Cancer Development

Having diabetes or being obese after age 60 significantly increases the risk for developing breast cancer, a Swedish study has revealed. Data also showed that high blood lipids were less common in patients when diagnosed with breast cancer, while low blood lipids were associated with an increased risk. Researchers of the study also looked at […]

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Nervous System Activity May Predict Successful Weight Loss

A recent study of obese volunteers participating in a 12-week dietary weight-loss program found that successful weight losers had significantly higher resting nerve activity compared to weight-loss resistant individuals. The study was accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Associated With Obese Family Members Adopting Healthier Lifestyles

Having an obese family member undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss appears to be associated with additional benefits of weight loss and improved healthy behaviors of obese family members, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was conducted by Gavitt A. Woodard, […]

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Nir Barzilai, M.D.

Lifestyles Of The Old And Healthy Defy Expectations

People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings, published today in the online edition of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggests that “nature” […]

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Researcher Morten Frisch

An Unhealthy Lifestyle Is Associated With Sexual Dysfunction

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that several unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as weight problems, physical inactivity, high alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking, and hard drugs are associated with sexual dysfunctions in men. Additionally, an unhealthy lifestyle is more common in persons who are sexually inactive.

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Healthy Lifestyle Associated With Low Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Adhering to a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking, exercising regularly, having a low body weight and eating a healthy diet, appears to lower the risk of sudden cardiac death in women, according to a study in the July 6 issue of JAMA. The research was conducted by Stephanie E. Chiuve, Sc.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]

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Researcher Florence Clark

Active Social, Spiritual And Physical Life Helps To Prevent Health Decline In Seniors

Small, healthy lifestyle changes and involvement in meaningful activities — going beyond just diet and exercise — are critical to healthy aging, according to a new USC study. Guided by lifestyle advisors, seniors participating in the study made small, sustainable changes in their routines (such as visiting a museum with a friend once a week) […]

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