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

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The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of 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… Read More

What’s Wrong with Non-regulated Interventions & Trials?

The following article (written by Rafeal Dal-Re, Michael Bracken & John Ioannidis in the BMJ) is a timely reminder to authors, journalists and consumers about the pros and cons of non-regulated interventions and trials. Efforts to promote the availability of data from clinical trials have been led predominantly by regulators (EMA, 2014) or drug companies… Read More

Article: You, Your Partner & Your Health

Would your cholesterol improve if your partner was more involved with your effort to adopt a healthier lifestyle? In a randomised controlled trial, CouPLES (Couples Partnering for Lipid Enhancing Strategies, a lifestyle intervention) was tested over 11 months in 255 patients with high cholesterol. Patients received usual care, or a monthly telephone call for goal… Read More