Cedric Levy

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Taste for high-fat food 'in our genes'

<b>Some people are genetically wired to prefer the taste of fatty foods, putting them at increased risk of obesity, according to UK researchers.</b><p>The University of Cambridge team offered 54 volunteers unlimited portions of chicken korma, followed by an Eton mess-style dessert.<p>Some of the meals were …

Nutrition

Get Inspired: Game of golf 'keeps doctor away'

<b>A regular game of golf is likely to increase life expectancy and lead to better physical health, according to University of Edinburgh researchers.</b><p>The review of 5,000 studies on golf and wellbeing found physical benefits increased with the player's age.<p>The study is part of the Gold and Health …

St Andrews

New and supportive gym partner 'boosts workouts'

<b>A new and supportive exercise partner can boost gym workout levels, a study has found.</b><p>A University of Aberdeen team said a new companion increased the amount of exercise people took.<p>The findings suggested this was even more the case when the new partner was "emotionally supportive".<p>The study …

Exercise

Are we sleepwalking towards a growing obesity crisis? TV autopsy reveals what being fat REALLY does to your body

We all know what fat looks like on the outside of our bodies. But do you understand what an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise could be doing to …

Diabetes

Build Speed and Endurance With These Hill Workouts

A hill is an incredible workout tool. It immediately makes everything you do more difficult, because, well, you're moving up an incline.<p>Yes, you can …

Add 200 Pounds to Your Squat With This Program

It's that time of year. You go out for sports and decide you are serious about dominating. You are tired of being second or third string; you want to …

3 Simple Ways to Manage Diabetes

Image Source<p>With as much as three million Americans living with type 1 diabetes (T1B), and an alarming 371 million of the world's population living with the disease, finding an effective and yet simple way to manage it is a step anyone with diabetes should look to.<p>With no current cure, diabetes …

A Calorie Comparison of Your Favorite Beers

If you're watching your waistline and enjoying an ice-cold brew, then might want to do a little research and how beers compare (or you might just want to sit back and enjoy your IPA, in that case no need to read further). The calorie counts may surprise you. Here's the nutritional info for one …

Sam Adams

Organic Gatorade: It's Still Loaded With Sugar, Folks

Top brass at PepsiCo has talked for months about the introduction of an organic line. And now, according to Bloomberg, the company is rolling out G Organic — yep, an organic version of the famously technicolored sports drink Gatorade. (Think crimson red, electric blue and neon green …

The 3 Best Core Exercises for Runners

Core Exercise #1: Stability Ball Roll-Out<p>1 of 4<p>Kneel on the floor facing a stability ball, lean forward slightly, and place your forearms on top of …

What Does a Diabetes-Friendly Meal Look Like?

Practicing portion control is a crucial part of a diabetes-safe diet, and this trick makes it easy.<p>By Margaret O'Malley<p>Medically Reviewed by Kelly …

Diabetes

Soluble corn fiber may improve women's bone health

According to new research from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, daily soluble corn fiber supplementation significantly helps build and retain …

3 Ways to Get Back in Shape If You’ve Been Skipping the Gym

Come back from a gym hiatus with these tips from trainer Rob Sulaver.<p>If you blew off your workout routine for a week (or two, or three—no judgment!), …

Targeted intervention boosts Irish athletes’ vitamin D levels

A study of Irish athletes in 2010/11 showed 55% of subjects had vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency – a common problem in Ireland due to its …

7 Strength Training Tips for Beginners

Strength training can be intimidating to a fitness newbie, especially if you've never operated one of those machines with the pulleys and levers, or …

Vitamin D 'significantly reduces severe asthma attacks'

<b>Taking Vitamin D supplements in addition to asthma medication appears to cut the risk of severe asthma attacks, a review of evidence suggests.</b><p>An independent review by the Cochrane research body of nine clinical trials found it also cut the rate of asthma attacks needing steroid treatment.<p>But …

Medical Research

Obese patients 'surgery ban' in York to be reviewed

<b>A move that could have seen obese patients refused surgery in an attempt to save money is to be reviewed after national NHS bosses intervened.</b><p>A proposed restriction by the NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group would have seen non-life threatening procedures delayed by a year for those with …

NHS

The Crick: Europe's biggest biomedical lab opens

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1258000/1258394_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534398090_baac1c7a6ba404699c34577ed0908b0e<p><b>Europe's biggest biomedical laboratory, the Francis Crick Institute, has opened in London.</b><p>The £650m building, behind St Pancras station and the …

North London

The Fruit You Should Be Eating Before Bed For Better Sleep

Looking for a superfood to inspire a great night's sleep? Look no further than the bananas sitting on your kitchen counter.<p>Surprised? I was too.<p>When …

Nutrition

How exercise can shut down women's periods — with dire health consequences

We don’t usually hear much about women’s periods during the Olympics. That is, until Chinese swimming phenomenon Fu Yuanhui broke the silence last week in Rio and brought up her menstrual flow following a fourth-place finish.<p>"My period started last night," she told a Chinese journalist, "and I'm …

Childhood obesity strategy may be watered down, campaigners fear

Experts’ call for ban on junk food price promotions could go unheeded, though tax on sugary drinks expected to go ahead<p>Health campaigners fear that the government’s childhood obesity strategy, expected this week, has been watered down under relentless pressure from the food and drinks industry and …

Is There Science to Support Low Carb?

Are low-carb diets a fad? Or is there science to support them?<p>Here’s my interview from earlier this year with a very experienced low-carb researcher, …

Diets

Hit a Push-Up and Pull-Up Personal Record With This Workout Finisher

Can't do a Pull-Up or a Push-Up? No problem! Follow this workout plan and in three weeks, you'll be crushing new personal records in each …

If I'm Not Sore After a Workout, Does That Mean I'm Not Making Gains?

What scientists know about muscle growth can be summarized in two words: not much. It’s long been theorized that delayed-onset muscle soreness—the …

Muscle

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Here's what you need to know...<p>Bencher's chest: The lack of chest development caused by too much low-rep barbell bench pressing.<br>• Dumbbells are the …

A Girl's Gotta Bench: Chest Workout And Training Tips

When most women approach their trainers with their results wish list, they hope for a firmer stomach, shapelier glutes and thinner thighs. Trainers …

3 Timed Workouts That Add Strength

A timer is essential for sports such as basketball, hockey, soccer, football, swimming, and track & field. Timers are also used to test speed in the …

Why Meal Prep Is Absolutely Key For Healthy Eating, According To Registered Dietitians

It’s no secret that Instagram is a mecca for foodies, but one of its best hidden gems lies in its meal-prepping inspiration. People have been …

Follow This Weight Loss Timeline To A Tee For Results That Stick

A small study from the University of Copenhagen showed that if you can maintain your weight loss for 1 year, your body may stop ramping up the hunger hormones that typically make the pounds return. Past research indicates that those ravenous chemicals persist after you drop fat, though, so more …

15 Ways To Cut Hundreds Of Empty Calories A Day

You've likely heard and read dozens (maybe hundreds) of times that to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn and/or burn more calories than you eat—3,500 of them for each pound to be exact. Those numbers are based on the thermodynamics of food when it's burned with a Bunsen …