Strength training helps older adults live longer

Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an older population.

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Change by the bundle: Study shows people are capable of multiple, simultaneous life changes

Let’s say you’ve decided to make some changes in your life. You’re out of shape, your mind wanders, your self-esteem is wavering, and you have no idea what you just read. So you decide to focus on one thing — losing weight, maybe — and tackle the other issues later. You don’t want to take on too much at once, right?

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A new paper by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, however, suggests you’re selling yourself short. Continue reading

Waist not weight: Key to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-obese patients with a large waist circumference are at risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease complications

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A new study presented today demonstrates that a build-up of fat around the waist can cause more serious complications than obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study was presented at The International Liver CongressTM 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

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