Articles from March 2014

A Harvard Med School study following up the performance of nearly A Harvard Med School study following up the performance of nearly 100,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII), looked at risk factors into chronic diseases for women.Notably, women who did more than 150 min/week of resistance exercise, lower intensity muscular conditioning exercises (yoga, stretching, toning), and aerobic activity had 40% lower risk of developing diabetes as women who did not exercise in this way at all.Muscle-strengthening and muscle-conditioning exercise wer..
Results of a study by the University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences Department, and published in the American Journal of Medicine in February 2014 showed a direct relationship between the level of muscle in body composition and lifespan. 3,659 individuals (that included men who were 55 or older and women who were 65 or older) were surveyed between 1988 and 1994 for body composition. A follow up in 2004 determined how many of those individuals had died from natural causes in the intervening period. At the outset, their body composition was measured using bio-electric..
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