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Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds. Nutrition professor's "convenience store diet" helped him shed 27 pounds Haub limited himself to 1,800 calories and two-thirds come from junk foodHaub said it's too early to draw any conclusions about diet (CNN) -- Twinkies.

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds

Nutty bars. Coffee consumption linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer. A new U.S. study has found more evidence for the health-giving properties of coffee, finding that more than 2.5 cups of coffee a day can significantly decrease your risk of colorectal cancer.

Coffee consumption linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer

To carry out their study, researchers at the University of Southern California looked at a group of 5,145 participants with colorectal cancer, and a further 4,097 participants without colorectal cancer as a control group. Those that had colorectal cancer had all been diagnosed within the last 6 months. Data on coffee consumption was collected by interview and food frequency questionnaires, which participants completed to report on how much coffee they drank, whether it was boiled (espresso), instant, decaffeinated or filtered. Exercise to improve hunchback posture forward head carriage correction. Better Posture in 4 minutes: Dr. Eric Goodman shares 3 simple Foundation Training exercises.

How To Relieve Back Pain: For Gamers. Sitting at the computer all day can really start to take a toll on our backs.

How To Relieve Back Pain: For Gamers

About one in four Americans say they’ve had some recent back pain. And almost everyone can expect to experience back pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes, it’s clearly serious: You were injured, or you feel numbness, weakness, or tingling in the legs. Call the doctor, of course. But for routine and mild low back pain, here are a few simple stretches to help you relieve back pain at home or gym.

What happens to your body if you stop smoking now. Virtual Weight Loss Simulator and Motivation Tool. ‘Fat but fit’ may be a myth, researchers say. Contestants from "The Biggest Loser," episode 801 (NBC Photo: Dave Bjerke) One of the most controversial ideas in medical science today is whether people can really be fat and fit.

‘Fat but fit’ may be a myth, researchers say

That is, is weight in itself a marker of health -- or simply a suggestion of a person's physical fitness? A key study in this debate was published in 2012 by a team of researchers from the United States and Europe in the European Heart Journal. They argued that overweight and obese people were at no greater risk of heart disease or cancer as compared with those of normal weight -- as long as they were "metabolically fit.

" By that they meant not having insulin resistance, diabetes, high triglycerides or high blood pressure and having good cholesterol levels. Breathe Slowly. Weight Training Reduces Cancer Risk. Background: We examined the associations between muscular strength, markers of overall and central adiposity, and cancer mortality in men.

Weight Training Reduces Cancer Risk

Methods: A prospective cohort study including 8,677 men ages 20 to 82 years followed from 1980 to 2003. Participants were enrolled in The Aerobics Centre Longitudinal Study, the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. Muscular strength was quantified by combining 1-repetition maximal measures for leg and bench presses. Adiposity was assessed by body mass index (BMI), percent body fat, and waist circumference.

New study says 30 minutes of exercise a day is not enough. You should double ... (iStock) If you're among of the millions of Americans who dutifully carve out 30 minutes a day for the moderate-intensity exercise recommended by experts based on the idea that you're doing all you can for your heart, you're in for some disappointing news.

New study says 30 minutes of exercise a day is not enough. You should double ...

A new analysis published Monday in the journal Circulation finds that that amount of activity may not be good enough. For the paper, researchers reviewed 12 studies involving 370,460 men and women with varying levels of physical activity. Over a mean follow-up time of 15 years, this group experienced 20,203 heart failure events. Each of the participants self-reported their daily activities, allowing the team to estimate the amount of exercise they were doing. [Scientists: Why running makes you so happy] Fish diet could ward off depression. Image copyright Science Photo Library Eating a lot of fish may help protect against depression, research suggests.

Fish diet could ward off depression

Why diet soda is (probably) bad for you, according to science. Welcome to Dear Julia, a weekly column where readers can submit everyday health questions on anything from which over-the-counter painkillers work best to whether to run or walk for exercise.

Why diet soda is (probably) bad for you, according to science

Julia Belluz will sift through the research and consult with experts in the field to figure out how science can help us live happier and healthier lives. Have a question? Use our submission form or ask @juliaoftoronto on Twitter. Are we addicted to technology? Image copyright Thinkstock Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news.

Are we addicted to technology?

Yes, men gain weight when they become dads, study confirms. Papa's got a brand new bag around his waist.

Yes, men gain weight when they become dads, study confirms

(James Day Photography Ltd/Getty) Dad bod is real. Science says so. Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study that tracked more than 10,000 men over a 20-year period. Harvard Study - Meditation Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter. Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter. “Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology.

“This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.” Don’t believe the hype on gluten-free food. The switch to gluten-free foods is a booming trend, even among people without coeliac disease, but new research has found the hype is not all it’s cracked up to be, with little or no difference in the nutritional value when compared to standard products.

Lead author Dr Jason Wu from The George Institute for Global Health said this was the largest study of its kind in Australia, looking at more than 3,200 products across ten food categories. “There has been a tidal wave of gluten-free products coming onto the market in recent years and many people have been caught in the wash as they search for a healthier diet,” Dr Wu said. “The foods can be significantly more expensive and are very trendy to eat, but we discovered a negligible difference when looking at their overall nutrition.

“Gluten-free products are necessary for people with coeliac disease, but this information is important because of their broader use in the community.” To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important Than Exercising More. Photo One of my family’s favorite shows is “The Biggest Loser.” Although some viewers don’t appreciate how it pushes people so hard to lose weight, the show probably inspires some overweight people to regain control of their lives. But one of the most frustrating parts of the show, at least for me, is its overwhelming emphasis on . Because when it comes to reaching a healthy weight, what you don’t eat is much, much more important. Think about it this way: If an overweight man is consuming 1,000 more calories than he is burning and wants to be in energy balance, he can do it by exercising.

Trans Fat Alert! 22 Foods to Watch. What is trans fat? An unhealthy fat still found in more foods than you think. by Amanda MacMillan Trans fat can make food taste good, last longer on grocery-store shelves, and more hazardous for your heart. "Trans fats raise your bad cholesterol just like saturated fats, but they also increase inflammation and lower the good cholesterol that protects us against heart disease," says Andrea Giancoli, RD, MPH, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, in Hermosa Beach, Calif. The 100-year-old scientist who pushed the FDA to ban artificial trans fat. Fred A. Kummerow, a 100-year-old University of Illinois professor, has warned about the dangers of artery-clogging trans fat for decades. (YouTube/Univ. of Illinois) No one was more pleased by the Food and Drug Administration's decision Tuesday to eliminate artificial trans fats from the U.S. food supply than Fred Kummerow, a 100-year-old University of Illinois professor who has warned about the dangers of the artery-clogging substance for nearly six decades.

US orders ban on 'unsafe' trans-fats - BBC News. Linked to lower mortality rates, study finds. Chair lower back stretch. How To Live Alone. Being overweight reduces dementia risk? Fit middle-aged men 'at lower risk for some cancers' - BBC News. Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests. Their high fitness levels also appear to increase their chances of surviving cancer if they are diagnosed later on. University of Vermont researchers said even small improvements in fitness could help to reduce cancer risk. Cancer Research UK said investigating links between men's fitness levels and cancer risk was a new approach. Being physically active and eating a healthy, balanced diet are already known to be important factors in reducing people's risk of developing cancer and other diseases.

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts t... There's room for improvement. (iStock) Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ' Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates. Homeopathy not effective for treating any condition, Australian report finds. US panel backs low-meat diet for helping planet. How much do women around the world pay to give birth? Why activity trackers deliver mismatched fitness data. Heartburn 'possible cancer sign' warning. Food Comparison. Best Ways to Replenish Vitamins and Minerals After a Workout. In search of a personalised diet. BBC iWonder - Why do I feel hungry?