Is the Duration of Sedentary Episodes Is Associated With Risk for Death?

Research Paper Title Duration of Sedentary Episodes Is Associated With Risk for Death. Outline Spending more of our waking hours sedentary (for example, sitting and watching television) is associated with poorer markers of health and higher risk for death than spending more time engaged in physical activity (such as walking or playing sports). However, studies… Read More

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Does Physical Fitness Predict Survival in Men with Type 2 Diabetes?

Research Paper Title Physical Fitness Predicts Survival in Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Introduction Progression is rarely linear. Once highly mobile hunters and gatherers, we have evolved into a technologically advanced but kinetically stagnant species. Sedentary societies define today’s cultural norms. The adverse health outcomes associated with sedentary behaviour have led many to conclude that sedentary behaviour… Read More

Is the Consumption of Fruit & Vegetables Inversely Associated with the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders?

Research Paper Title Intake of Fruit and Vegetables and the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies. Background No quantitative assessment has been performed to specifically link the consumption of fruit and vegetables with the incident risk of cognitive disorders. Methods The researchers searched the PubMed and the Embase… Read More

Linking Vitamin D Levels & Deficiency with Different Occupations

Research Paper Title Vitamin D levels and deficiency with different occupations: a systematic review. Background Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent worldwide, but some groups are at greater risk. The researchers aimed to evaluate vitamin D levels in different occupations and identify groups vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency. Methods An electronic search conducted in Medline, Embase,… Read More

US Military Personnel: Risk of Suicide varies by Time since Exposure to Deployment

Research Paper Title Time-varying associations of suicide with deployments, mental health conditions, and stressful life events among current and former US military personnel: a retrospective multivariate analysis. Background US military suicides have increased substantially over the past decade and currently account for almost 20% of all military deaths. The researchers investigated the associations of a… Read More

Spicy Foods & Mortality: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Consumption of Spicy Foods and Total and Cause Specific Mortality: Population Based Cohort Study Study Question How does regular consumption of spicy foods influence mortality? Summary Answer Regular consumption of spicy foods was inversely associated with total and certain cause specific mortality (cancer, ischaemic heart diseases and respiratory diseases), independent of other… Read More

At Least 95% of People have at Least One Health Complaint!

The world is sick (apparently), with about 95% of people have at least one health complaint, with a third of us having more than five; so writes the New Scientist based on a report by Theo Vos and colleagues. Becoming better at avoiding early death means we spend longer being susceptible to ill health that… Read More