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Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...o appearance, such as Stand tall, you'll look five pounds
lighter or Work it, let's get your legs toned so they look good! About five to 10 minutes after class each woman filled out the Exercise-Induced Feeling Inventory. This questionnaire measures how someone feels after exercising, whether revitalized,...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...DuPont Cerenol polyols. Production of 100 million pounds
of Bio-PDO is saving 10 million gallons of gasoline a year. Dennis M. Adkesson is a process engineer with Tate & Lyle, N.A., A.E. Stanley Manufacturing Company, Decatur, Ill. He received a B.S. in science engineering from Northwestern Universit...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...king group had lost nearly twice as much fat - two pounds
- while the carbohydrate beverage group lost one p...f muscle gain with an estimated 40 per cent or 2.5 pounds
more muscle mass than the soy beverage drinkers. In addition, this group gained 63 per cent or 3.3 ...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...rson lacks the advantages provided by more than 26 pounds
of muscle a deficit that in some cases could lead an older person to being permanently bedridden by an injury or illness. A high percentage of elderly folks who break a hip or suffer a major injury never get out of bed again, and one of the big re...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...n between 24 and 30 weeks and weighing less than 2 pounds
develop BPD. The condition is life-threatening, and those who survive can suffer long-term disabilities including asthma, mental retardation and cerebral palsy. The controlled, randomized clinical trial of nitric oxide was headed by Roberta Ballar...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...s. In 1994, the average woman said she weighed 147 pounds
but wanted to weigh 132 pounds. By 2002, the average woman weighed 153 pounds
but wanted the scales to register 135 pounds, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control...
Avian influenza on people's minds
...A reports that Americans purchase an average of 86 pounds
of chicken a year; nearly 26 billion pounds
a year in total. A substantial drop in domestic consumer demand would result in significant economic...
Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
...effects, a new study finds. Weighing less than 5.5 pounds
at birth increases the probability of dropping out...older in one's 30s and 40s. Weighing less than 5.5 pounds
at birth increases the probability of being in fair or poor health as an adult by over 70 percent. N...
Getting the word out: Babies are born to be breastfed
...ce of breastfeeding as not only helping women shed pounds
after childbirth, says Olson, but also helping reduce the risk of obesity in infants' later life. Although researchers do not completely understood why breastfed infants have a lower risk of obesity in later life, Olson notes that it is harder to ove...
More rib fractures, but better survival rates
...e chest 1.5 to 2 inches, which requires 100 to 125 pounds
of force. The research represents the first time...t trained in CPR failed to push with more than 125 pounds
of force. The people in the study were asked to push on a bathroom scale as though they were perfo...
UPMC begins study of heart support device as a bridge to transplantation
...d weighs just over half a pound, compared to the 5 pounds
of older pumps. The implanted blood pump is connected to the heart and the aorta by two tubes called cannulae. Blood is drawn directly from the left ventricle and returned to the aorta. The VentrAssist LVAD works in tandem with the natural heart and ...
Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms
...age 7. The authors defined low birth weight as 5.5 pounds
at birth. "Size and maturity are major factors in the development of the lung," said Dr. de Jongste. "In children with diminished prenatal growth, and consequently low birth weight, a disturbed lung development is associated with a relatively smal...
Calcium plus vitamin D supplements may help prevent weight gain in postmenopausal women
...ho took the supplements weighed an average of 0.28 pounds
less than those who did not. Among women who we...ho took the supplements weighed an average of 0.42 pounds
less than those who did not. After three years, when compared to women taking placebo, these women h...
Standard long-acting insulin as good as newer medications
...ients treated with the newer drug gained up to 3.5 pounds
less than those on NPH. ...
Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men
...e, a five-foot, 11-inch man weighing more than 215 pounds
would be obese. The researchers also found that ...; a five-foot, 11-inch man weighting more than 180 pounds
would be overweight. Freedland said the reasons for the discrepancies are unclear, but could be re...
Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages
...lter weighs about 15 pounds, compared to about 300 pounds
for the concrete filters. "We didn't use the lightweight filters in our research," Sobsey said, "but we're happy to know companies and agencies are embracing the proven technology of biosand filters and are looking for ways to improve and increase ...
The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy by Dr. Harry Preuss
...cebo for one year. On average the CLA group lost 5 pounds
of fat and gained 2 pounds
of firming muscle without diet or exercise. Chromium: Twenty-five years of research shows that...
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
... it often takes to trudge up stairs with 80 to 100 pounds
of equipment. The device, which is the size of a h...ions called for a device that weighed less than 25 pounds
and could lift 250 pounds
50 feet into the air, in five seconds. Thats more than five horsepower in ...
Older adults face double whammy when it comes to body fat
...g 80-year-old men, those born in 1927 had about 10 pounds
more fat and 3.75 pounds
of muscle, compared to those born in 1918. "The combined effects of aging and the obesity epidemi...
Health providers could save billions without compromising health care says drug study
...ld save the UK's National Health Service a billion pounds
over the next five years without compromising clinical care, according to a study in the January issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. A research team led by Juliet Usher-Smith from the University of Cambridge, and Professo...
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