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Physical activity is helpful after a stroke, but how much is healthy?

Jeff Vallance jump-started every day with a 4-mile run. It woke him up and kept him feeling fit. As an expert in chronic disease...

Increased stress hormones linked to high blood pressure, heart disease

In a new study from Kyoto University, researchers found adults with normal blood pressure and high levels of stress hormones were more likely to...

This common sleep problem may increase risk of high blood pressure, sudden death

In a recent study published in BMJ Open Respiratory Research, researchers found that people living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that occurs...

Your gut health influences your ability to lose weight

In a new study from the Institute for Systems Biology, researchers found gut microbiota influences the ability to lose weight in humans, according to...

Today’s prolonged stress may predict tomorrow’s heart problems

People whose stress hormones reach high levels are at greater risk for developing high blood pressure or having a heart attack or stroke down...

Overeating is not the primary cause of obesity, study suggests

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that obesity affects more than 40% of American adults, placing them at higher...

Men may sleep worse on nights during the first half of the lunar cycle

In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers found men's sleep may be more powerfully influenced by the lunar cycle than women's. Previous studies have...

Fat matters more than muscle for heart health

In a new study from the University of Bristol, researchers found that changes in body fat impact early markers of heart health more than...

Doing this can lower diabetes risk in obese older people

Waist circumference can have an effect on the type of exercise most beneficial for the blood sugar metabolism of an older person. In a new...

Does vitamin D improve muscle health?

In a new study from Aarhus University, researchers found that vitamin D supplementation does not have beneficial effects on muscle function, strength, or mass. The...