What are the Associations between Anthropometric Indices, Blood Pressure & Physical Fitness Performance in Young Swiss Men?

Research Paper Title Associations between anthropometric indices, blood pressure and physical fitness performance in young Swiss men: a cross-sectional study. Background To assess the benefit of waist circumference (WC) measurements during routine conscription medical examination in two military conscription centres in Switzerland. We compared the prevalence of overweight and obesity assessed by body mass index… Read More

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Is Tolerance to a Haemorrhagic Challenge during Heat Stress improved with Inspiratory Resistance Breathing?

Research Paper Title Tolerance to a haemorrhagic challenge during heat stress is improved with inspiratory resistance breathing. Abstract What is the central question of this study? Does inspiratory resistance breathing improve tolerance to simulated haemorrhage in individuals with elevated internal temperatures? What is the main finding and its importance? The main finding of this study… Read More

What are the Health Benefits of a Month off Booze?

The health benefits of a month off booze include (Mehta et al., 2018): An average 26% reduction in insulin resistance (This occurs when the hormone insulin becomes less effective at making the body remove sugar from the bloodstream, raising the risk of type 2 diabetes.) Improvements in liver health. An average 13% fall in cholesterol levels. A 6%… Read More

Should GP’s Prescribe Golf?

General Practitioner’s (GP’s) and health professionals are being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons, after a new report showed that golf builds muscle strength and “improves life satisfaction”. The Golf on Referral report by England Golf, ukactive and Mytime Active, studied two pilots that saw patients referred for a six-week behaviour change and golf lesson programme.… Read More

Can You Be Fat but Fit?

You can’t be “fat but fit”. An analysis of more than half a million people in Europe found that even when overweight people have healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, they are still 26 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease. References New Scientist (2017) Cardiac Weight Risk. New Scientist. 19 August 2017. Lassale,… Read More

Is there a Link between Marital Conflict & Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping in Military Couples.

Research Paper Title Marital Conflict and Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping in Military Couples. Background Our goal was to examine the association between marital conflict and nocturnal blood pressure dipping (NBP) in Iraq/Afghanistan healthy veterans and their partners and to determine whether sleep disturbances mediate such associations. Methods The sample consisted of 25 heterosexual couples comprised… Read More

Lipid Profile, Cardiovascular Disease & Mortality Events

Research Paper Title Divergent Pathway of Lipid Profile Components for Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality Events: Results of over a Decade Follow-up among Iranian Population. Background Data regarding the impact of different lipid measures on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and mortality events is not consistent. The researchers aimed to evaluate the relationship between different lipid parameters and… Read More