When we crunched the data we found vegetarians did not have a lower risk of early death compared with their meat-eating counterparts. Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.
To help better understand the factors that can help or hinder the physical activity levels of children today, my colleagues and I recently conducted a study to explore the barriers UK children face when it comes to being physically active.
By James Brown, Lecturer in Biology and Biomedical Science Aston University, Birmingham, England. If you started 2017 with a resolution to lose weight or get fit then you may have found that you need some extra help and motivation by now. In fact, 80% of people who join the gym in the new year will quit by […]
By Alex Smith, KCU Kaiser Health News On a chilly winter morning, dozens of truck driver trainees file into a classroom at the headquarters of Prime Inc., a trucking company based in Springfield, Mo. At the front is Siphiwe Baleka, an energetic former swimming champion in his mid-40s. He delivers grim news about trucker health […]
By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News It’s no secret that American children have gotten fatter in recent decades. Now a new study joins earlier research showing the consequences: A sharp rise in insurance claims for youth with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions more often associated with older adults. Claims for Type 2 diabetes […]
By Jennie Jackson, Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes. He also avoided vitamin B12 deficiency by taking supplements. His cardiovascular health appears […]
By Zeljko Pedisic, Senior research fellow Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Millions of people around the world, including nearly 60% of Americans, Australians and Europeans, participate in sports. A 2015 review found the available data on long-term health benefits of specific sport disciplines is limited, but a new study provides strong evidence participation in several common sports […]
No pain, no gain. Photo: San Diego Shooter/flickr, CC BY Matthew Haines, Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom It may come as little surprise that taking exercise is a way to lose weight. However, a debate about the best type of exercise for weight loss is likely to divide opinion. The […]
Public health studies show access to fruits and vegetables, nourishing recipes, nutritional nudges help us eat better for less Welcome to eating season. The unofficial food Olympics — with Thanksgiving serving as opening ceremony and New Year’s Eve as closing bell — marks a national stretch of belly-busting indulgence, when healthy bites seem to surrender […]
By Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the regime. This phenomenon – dubbed yo-yo dieting – is associated with changes in metabolism and is one reason why the vast majority of calorie-based diets […]