Podcast: Research Round-Up, Vol. 3

Welcome to Volume 3 of Research Round-Up! The connecting theme of today’s research is heart health. More specifically, we’re talking about aspects of heart health for men. Men who do extreme things. Men who used to block, tackle, hit other men for a living. (Or avoid being blocked, tackled or hit!) Men who fight fires… Continue reading Podcast: Research Round-Up, Vol. 3

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Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

In a previous article, I wrote at length about Lorcaserin, a new drug which has shown promise in helping people lose and manage their weight. Now, a new study shows this drug may have a positive effect on diabetes, too. At the 2018 Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Brigham and… Continue reading Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

Study:Heart Health Requires Exercise and Activity

Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of heart disease and stroke, according to a review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This paper is part of an eight-part health promotion series where each paper will focus on a different… Continue reading Study:Heart Health Requires Exercise and Activity

Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Compare photos of a crowded beach or stadium from 50 years ago to similar photos of today. You’re likely to notice some very stark differences. At least one of them should shock and terrify you. First, you might notice that food and beverages were smaller in the photos of yesteryear, and that fewer people seemed… Continue reading Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Grip Strength and Healthy Kids

A number of studies have shown that grip strength is an indicator of overall muscle strength. Studies have also shown that those with weaker grip strengths can expect worse health and wellness outcomes than those with stronger grips. Poorer cardiovascular health, metabolic diseases, disability and even early death apparently all await the weak of grip,… Continue reading Grip Strength and Healthy Kids