Tag: exercise

Timing of Physical Activity Key to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 25, 2012 — It is increasingly well-established that physical activity may reduce the risk for breast cancer; now a new study indicates that the timing and extent of exercise are key to gaining benefit. According to the study, published online June 25 in Cancer, any level of physical activity during the reproductive and postmenopausal years appeared to…

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Breastfeeding Moms’ Exercise OK for Infant Growth

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jun 19 – Breastfeeding moms may be able to regularly exercise without hindering their babies’ growth, a meta-analysis published Monday suggests. “Based on what we know at the moment, babies of mums who exercise do not gain less weight than babies of mothers who do not exercise,” lead researcher Dr. Amanda…

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Lifestyle Changes Help Prediabetic Women Live Longer

June 11, 1012 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Long-term lifestyle intervention (diet, exercise, or both) helps women with impaired glucose tolerance live longer, according to the results of a study presented here at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions. The same cannot be said for men, the researchers reported. “The reasons for the difference in the…

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Exercise Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain, Ups Cognitive Function

Six weeks of aerobic exercise can relieve the pain typically experienced by patients with fibromyalgia (FM) who discontinue analgesic medications, according to imaging studies reported at the Neuroscience 2011, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. The exercise also improves their working memory. The researchers suggest that this is a result of the increased activation of…

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