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Losing weight after pregnancy -- diet and exercise better than diet alone
...ing and exercise is a more effective way of losing weight
after pregnancy than dieting alone, concludes a Cochrane Systematic Review. Women naturally gain weight
during pregnancy and many gradually lose it afterwards, but some women find it difficult to lose thi...
What determines the speed at which birds fly?
... rules that explain how flight varies according to weight
and wing loading have been used to compare general speeds of a wide range of flyers, from the smallest insects to the largest aircraft. In a paper published this week in the open access journal PLoS Biology, Thomas Alerstam, Mikael Rosen, and colleag...
Serica scientists win AOSSM Award for ACL (knee) tissue regeneration in preclinical study
...sults from this study showed that all animals were weight
bearing at 3, 6 and 12 months, with 95% returning to normal gait by 6 months; the majority of knees were clinically stable at all points. Range of motion assessment indicated the knees maintained a normal range flexion and extension at all points. ...
Study finds Western-style 'meat-sweet' diet increases risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
...ption of a western dietary pattern plus successful weight
control may protect against breast cancer in a traditionally low-risk Asian population that is poised to more broadly adopt foods characteristic of western societies. ...
Fat horses face health problems
...taken to allow the research team to calculate body weight
and body mass index (BMI). These measurements incl...ents, which defies conventional thinking on equine weight
matters. The majority of horses examined in the study were fed primarily pasture and hay with very ...
A spoonful of sugar helps your waistline go down
...xclusion of sucrose, as is normally advocated in a weight
loss diet, is not necessary to achieve weight
reduction. In fact, the palatability of sucrose may even help dieters stick to their eating plans. ...
Complex ART procedures more likely to lead to umbilical cord abnormality
... follow up this work by studying whether the birth weight
of twins born after ART is still lower when we exclude twins with umbilical cord pathology, said Mrs Delbaere. We believe that this will be the first time that these two issues have been teased out in this way. We hope that our work will contribu...
Consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate associated with reduction in blood pressure
...ociated with a lowering of blood pressure, without weight
gain or other adverse effects, according to a study in the July 4 issue of JAMA. Previous research has indicated that consumption of high amounts of cocoa-containing foods can lower blood pressure (BP), believed to be due to the action of the cocoa...
Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles
...gain. A live fuel moisture of 71 percent means the weight
of water that was in the plant sample was 71 percent of the samples dry weight....
Female iguanas pay high costs to choose a mate
...in the company of these appealing suitors the more weight
they lose, and the smaller the eggs they subsequen...ood, and those that start the season at a low body weight
are less likely to live through it. To make these costs worthwhile, the genetic or other payoffs f...
Fine particulate matter from traffic may influence birth weight
...t. In particular, maternal smoking, the height and weight
of the mother before pregnancy, the educational le...led for. The proportion of newborns with a birth weight
below 3,000 grams increased with increasing concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2,5) during...
Pregnancy nausea/vomiting may indicate lower risk of breast cancer
...ypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or weight
gain -- and breast-cancer risk. The study was ba...preeclampsia/eclampsia, gestational diabetes, high weight
gain during pregnancy, and nausea and vomiting, because these markers may serve as proxies for under...
Link between obesity and enlarged heart discovered by University of Arizona researchers
...rver Heart Center helps explain why excessive body weight
increases the risk for heart disease. In the la...fo A. Martinez, MD, discovered that excessive body weight
is associated with a thickening of the heart muscle in the left ventricle, the hearts pumping chambe...
Fat fish put obesity on the hook
...e the development of new drugs to help people lose weight
and keep it off. According to corresponding auth...alled the adipostat. The adipostat regulates body weight
homeostatically, like the thermostat in a house, and works to keep long-term energy storesa.k.a. bod...
Gum disease in postmenopausal women linked to oral bone loss
... strongest in overweight women, compared to normal weight
or obese women. We expected to see an increased ...ex (BMI, a factor representing the relationship of weight
to height), commented Renee Brennan, Ph.D., research assistant professor of social and preventive me...
Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds
... a quality that can vary with time, may carry more weight
with a mate than stellar genes or past breeding success, Maness said. She used 14 years of data on about 950 males and 700 females in the study. During that time, the majority of the females in this group gambled on a new mate, sometimes one that h...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...locomotion, sensory function, bladder control, and weight
gain compared with control-treated rats. Drug-treated animals also had more spared myelin and more axons reactive for serotonin or tyrosine hydroxylase. Injury caused a marked upregulation of EGFR in the spinal cord, particularly in astrocytes. ...
UCR biologists unravel the genetic secrets of black widow spider silk
...foundation of their webs and to support their body weight
as they move about. The dragline silk of black widows is one of the strongest and toughest spider silks identified thus far. ...
Identification of genetic risk factor for coeliac disease promises improved treatment
...ongst other things, anaemia, poor bone health, and weight
loss. Although the majority of people are diagnosed in mid-life, symptoms can present themselves at anytime, for example during illness, stress, or post-trauma. There is a strong inherited (genetic) risk. Professor David van Heel, chief investigat...
Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat
...d made no lifestyle changes that could account for weight
loss. During the inpatient stays, food intake was ...s who received pramlintide lost significantly more weight
than those who received placebo. This finding fits with earlier research with rodents and some human...
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