Category Archive for "Health"

Female Bodybuilders: Weight Training and Breast Cancer Surgery

Science Daily is reporting that women who lift weights after having breast cancer surgery are… Less likely than their non-weightlifting peers to experience worsening symptoms of lymphedema, the arm- and hand-swelling condition that plagues many women following surgery for their…

Exercise Benefits Cardiovascular Disease

More evidence has surfaced revealing that exercise benefits cardiovascular disease. The European Heart Health Charter released a list of 8 preventive and rehabilitative measures. Exercise was shown to assist rehabilitation, along with preventing cardiovascular disease. READ MORE A study performed…

Are the Benefits of Exercise Overblown?

Are the benefits of exercise overblown? That is the question being asked by Susan B. Roberts in her recent article, The Exercise Myth. Here are a few choice excerpts… The drumbeat of get moving to lose weight has gotten so…

Is Hydroxycut Toxic?

Is Hydroxycut toxic? Anthony Roberts reports… There is a growing number of case reports of hepatoxicity from the widely marketed weight-loss supplement Hydroxycut, which contains the botanical ingredient Garcinia cambogia. These case reports may substantially undercount the true magnitude of…

Oral Contraceptives Inhibiting Muscle Mass Gains

A new study has revealed that oral contraceptives inhibit muscle mass gains in women. Texas A&M and the University of Pittsburg, working hand in hand, studied 73 healthy women between the ages of 18-31. The women were placed into two…

Poor Sleep can Lead to Overeating

We all know that lack of sleep is bad for your body. But did you know that poor sleeping habits lead to overeating? Recent studies by Dr. Eve Van Cauter, University of Chicago, revealed that poor sleep creates chaotic leptin…

Supplements Under Fire for Bogus Claims

Consumerlab.com recently did an investigation into multivitamin/mineral supplements and found that over 30% of the products had inaccurate ingredient claims. Around two thirds of multivitamin products contained “significantly more or less ingredient than claimed,” or were contaminated with lead. 30%…