Fitness News

  • Plant-based 'meats' improve some cardiovascular risk factors compared with red meat August 11, 2020
    Swapping out red meat for certain plant-based meat alternatives can improve some cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new study.
  • Non-fasting blood test can help screen youth for prediabetes and diabetes August 10, 2020
    A simple blood test that does not require overnight fasting has been found to be an accurate screening tool for identifying youth at risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease risk later in life.
  • Confused by whole grain labels on food packaging? Study finds you're not alone August 10, 2020
    Whole grain labels are confusing to consumers, according to a new study that found many made the wrong choice when asked to pick the healthier option based on product labels. The researchers say the results provide legal evidence for changes in labeling policies.
  • Experts urge evaluation of diet at routine check-ups August 7, 2020
    Unhealthy dietary patterns are a leading cause of heart disease and stroke as well as other chronic diseases. Clinician-delivered diet counseling can improve diet behaviors and heart disease risk factors. Quick, simple dietary assessment tools can be a part of routine office visits and integrated into electronic health records for follow-up.
  • REM sleep tunes eating behavior August 6, 2020
    Despite our broad understanding of the different brain regions activated during rapid-eye-movement sleep, little is known about what this activity serves for. Researchers have now discovered that the activation of neurons in the hypothalamus during REM sleep regulates eating behavior: suppressing this activity in mice decreases appetite.
  • Children's pester power a future target for interventions August 6, 2020
    Children's pester power may contribute to improvements in their family's food environments. A new study highlights the potential for children to influence food consumption and habits at home.