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Supervised exercise training is safe and may improve quality of life for many people with heart failure

For many people who have heart failure, supervised exercise training is safe and may offer substantial improvement in exercise capacity and quality of life, even more than medications, according to a new, joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. The statement is published today in both the American…

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Study reveals the impact of built environment on adolescents’ BMI and eating behaviors

New research shows that the built environment, not social and economic environments, is a strong predictor of adolescents' body mass index (BMI), overweight and obesity status, and eating behaviors, according to a new study in Obesity, The Obesity Society's (TOS) flagship journal. This study provides the first quasi-experimental empirical evidence of these environments on adolescents'…

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Childhood and adolescent obesity: time to act

In a recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin presented an overview of the pathophysiological mechanisms, health implications, and management options for obesity among children and adults. Study: Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: A Review . Image Credit: ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock Background Being obese is…

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New VA Medical Center program to help veterans with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

More than 2 million veterans are living with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and require management of their high cholesterol, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Left unaddressed, high cholesterol increases the chance of experiencing heart attack and stroke. To control high cholesterol among veterans, the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization…

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Study of vascular function in men eating high-fat and low-fat ground beef

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers in the United States evaluated the impact of high- (HFB) or low-fat ground beef (LFB) on vascular function. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Central obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension increase CVD risk. Moreover, vascular function measures are independent risk…

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The impact of long-COVID on professional soccer

*Important notice: medRxiv publishes preliminary scientific reports that are not peer-reviewed and, therefore, should not be regarded as conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behavior, or treated as established information. In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in Italy assess the duration of long coronavirus disease (COVID) and its impact on soccer…

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Changes in screening practices explain the increase in gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes has been reported to be on the rise, but a new study from British Columbia found that changes in screening practices explain much of the increase. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) In Canada, the rate of gestational diabetes increased from 4% of deliveries in 2004 to 7%…

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