News tagged with body

Social media puts body-conscious girls off sport

A growing number of teenage girls are shying away from sports in high school because Facebook and Instagram are making them self-conscious about their bodies, a new Flinders University study reveals.

Oct 07, 2014
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A family meal a day may keep obesity away

Increasing rates of adolescent obesity and the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood, have led to various preventive initiatives. It has been suggested that family meals, which tend to ...

Oct 03, 2014
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Scanning for health and disease

Many mysteries still surround the human body. In particular, the molecular and cellular processes of the body's systems and organs, and their occasional malfunctions, remain largely unobserved at the macroscale. ...

Oct 03, 2014
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Gut bacteria promote obesity in mice

A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet, may cause animals to gain weight. The work is published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiol ...

Sep 30, 2014
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Cardiorespiratory fitness is often misdiagnosed

A recent study by the University of Eastern Finland shows that scaling maximal oxygen uptake and maximal workload by body weight confounds measures of cardiorespiratory fitness. It has been a common practice in exercise testing ...

Sep 24, 2014
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