What are the Effects of an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Cardiovascular Disease?

Research Paper Title History of Cardiovascular Disease, Intensive Lifestyle Intervention, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in the Look AHEAD Trial. Background To examine the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) on cardiovascular disease (CVD), the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) trial randomised 5,145 participants with type 2 diabetes and overweight/obesity to a ILI or… Read More

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Food & Corporate Evil!

“What this reveals is that, despite being pitched as a modern corporate evil, food combinations such as salt and fat, or sugar and fat, are also home-cooking techniques that predate the modern rise in obesity, and aren’t necessarily unhealthy either.” Read the full article, it is interesting: Reference Wong, J. (2019) Food That Gets You… Read More

Health Risks of Lack of Fitness Essay

Maintaining physical fitness is closely associated with a sound health status among members of society. Sedentary lifestyles, lack of exercise, and poor functional movement contributes to various health problems which are realised on a daily basis in the United States of America (USA) that put many lives at risk and is, therefore, not in the… Read More

Avoid Diabetes, Eat Avocados!

Eating avocados may help to safeguard against type 2 diabetes. A study by the University of Guelph found that a compound called avocationB (AvoB) counteracts the insulin resistance and oxidation in skeletal muscles. In the study, mice were fed a high-fat diet to induce obesity and insulin resistance for eight weeks. For the next five… Read More

Linking Aerobic Exercise, Obese Rats & Insulin Signalling

Research Paper Title Aerobic Exercise Improves Food Reward Systems in Obese Rats via Insulin Signaling Regulation of Dopamine Levels in the Nucleus Accumbens. Background The dopaminergic pathway, comprising projections from the ventral tegmental area to the nucleus accumbens, constitutes the core of the brain reward system. Insufficient food reward caused by dopamine signaling dysfunction in… Read More

Exergames for Obesity Prevention: Can We Use Discrepancy in Players’ Abilities as a Strategy to Motivate Physical Activity?

Research Paper Title Two-player partnered exergame for obesity prevention: using discrepancy in players’ abilities as a strategy to motivate physical activity. Background Physical inactivity is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. A key obstacle to physical activity is lack of motivation. Although some interactive exercise games (i.e. exergames – video games that require physical… Read More