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Coffee and Tea May Protect Liver From Western Diet

Regularly drinking coffee or herbal tea may help prevent chronic liver disease, new research suggests. Scientists in the Netherlands found these popular beverages might help thwart liver fibrosis, or stiffness and scarring due to chronic inflammation. “Over the past decades, we gradually deviated towards more...
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Exercise Makes Women Feel Stronger, Thinner

If you’re concerned about your body image, engage in a bout of exercise. Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that just one 30-minute exercise session makes women feel stronger and thinner. “Women, in general, have a tendency to feel negatively about their bodies,”...
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Choosing a Personal Trainer: MedlinePlus Health Ne…

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first step is finding a qualified professional. While there aren’t any national standards...
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Even Your Bones Can Get Fat, Mouse Study Suggests:…

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Exercise doesn’t just trim your tummy. It may also improve bone thickness, boost bone quality, and whittle away the fat found inside bones, new animal research suggests. Yes, there’s fat inside your bone marrow. The work with mice...
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Overweight Population Now a Third of the Globe, Study Says

One-third of the world’s population is overweight, with the prevalence of obesity doubling in 70 countries since 1980, and bulging waistlines are driving up health problems┬ásuch as cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the United...
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Marathon Runs Won’t Harm Your Arteries: MedlinePlu…

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New research may allay concerns that long-distance running could harm the heart. Marathoners are not at increased risk for narrowing or hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), a German study says. Researchers tested the arteries of 97 runners who...
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Working Workouts Into Your Life: MedlinePlus Healt…

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Weekly fitness guidelines can seem like a laundry list of to-do’s that you just can’t get done — 30 minutes of cardio at least five days, resistance training two or three times and at least two flexibility sessions....
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Pregnant? Diet Beverages Linked to Child Obesity

Women who drink diet drinks while pregnant almost double the risk that their child will be overweight or obese at 7 years of age, says a study lead by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Childhood obesity is known to increase the risk for...
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Is White Bread OK for Some People?

For years, you probably have been told that wheat bread is far better for you than its white counterpart, but a small, new study suggests that maxim may not hold true for everyone. Researchers looked at how quickly blood sugar levels rose after eating (a...
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Implantable Defibrillator May Not Mean End to Spor…

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Competitive sports may be safe for many athletes who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), new research suggests. The four-year study followed 440 athletes with ICDs who participated in vigorous sports such as running, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball,...
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