Turkish Military Personnel: Coronary Risk Factors & HDL

Research Paper Title Traditional Coronary Risk Factors in Healthy Turkish Military Personnel between 20 and 50 years old: Focus on High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol. Background Previous studies presented the Turkish population as a typical example of nations with low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c). Nevertheless, some recent studies opposed this suggestion. The researchers aimed to… Read More

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Research: To Sleep or Not to Sleep

Research Paper Title Association between Perceived Insufficient Sleep, Frequent Mental Distress, Obesity and Chronic Dieases Amnog US Adults, 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Background Although evidence suggests that poor sleep is associated with chronic disease, little research has been conducted to assess the relationships between insufficient sleep, frequent mental distress (FMD ≥14 days during… Read More

The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes,  and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The development of interventions that support behaviour change is therefore… Read More

Research: Work Stress & Risk of Cancer

Research Paper Title: Work Stress and Risk of Cancer: Meta-analysis of 5700 Incident Cancer Events in 116,000 European Men and Women. Study Question: Does work related stress increase the risk of common cancers? Summary Answer: Work related stress, measured and defined as job strain, is not associated with incident colorectal, lung, prostate, or breast cancers.… Read More