Linking Adaptive Thermogenesis & Changes in Body Composition & Physical Fitness in Army Cadets

Research Paper Title Adaptive thermogenesis and changes in body composition and physical fitness in army cadets. Background To analyse the association between a 34-week military training on body composition, physical fitness and compensatory changes in resting energy expenditure (REE) recognized as adaptive thermogenesis (AT). We also explored if regional body composition changes were related to… Read More

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Whey Growth Factor Extract & Resistance Training

Research Paper Title No Effect of a Whey Growth Factor Extract during Resistance Training on Strength, Body Composition, or Hypertrophic Gene Expression in Resistance-Trained Young Men. Background Growth factors can be isolated from bovine milk to form a whey growth factor extract (WGFE). This study examined whether WGFE promoted activation of the AKT/mTOR pathway enabling… Read More

The Effects of Basic Training on British Army Regular & Reserve Recruits

Research Paper Title Effects of basic training in the British Army on regular and reserve army personnel. Background The aim of this study was to compare changes in aerobic fitness and body composition in response to British Army (regular) and Territorial Army (reserve) basic training. Methods Eleven regular recruits, 14 reserve recruits, and 20 controls… Read More

Materials Handling Ability in the British Army: Any Difference between Regular & Reserve?

Research Paper Title Materials Handling Ability of Regular and Reserve British Army Soldiers. Background The main objective of this research was to compare the materials handling ability, aerobic power, and body composition of fully trained Reserve and Regular male British Army soldiers (∼6–7 years of military experience). Methods Twenty-one Reserve soldiers and 15 Regular soldiers… Read More

What is the Value of an Additional Exercise Training Programme in the Management of Obesity in Adolescents, including Prevention of Weight Gain?

Research Paper Title Effects of a 12-week exercise training programme on aerobic fitness, body composition, blood lipids and C-reactive protein in adolescents with obesity. Introduction Developing effective exercise programmes for the paediatric population is a strategy for decreasing obesity and is expected to help in eventually limiting obesity-associated long-term health and societal impact. In this… Read More

Do People in the UK Underestimate their Weight?

More than a third of UK residents who think of themselves as overweight are actually clinically obese, a European survey has shown. The survey, carried out for the European Association for the Study of Obesity, also found that a fifth (20%) of UK adults who consider themselves to be of normal weight are in fact… Read More

Your BMI and Middle Age: Any Connection?

According to new research, men who are in the normal weight range in middle life and then let their weight creep up have a better life expectancy than those whose BMI remains at the baseline of 22-25. This finding from the Oslo Study of 5239 men born in 1923-1932 should not come as a surprise… Read More