• Diet

    How to calculate the calories a person burns while sleeping

    The body continues to burn calories during sleep to sustain life and essential bodily functions. A person can use a specific formula to estimate how many calories they burn at night. Even when resting and sleeping, the body requires a constant source of energy to maintain a wide range of metabolic processes. Many different factors influence metabolism, which can make it difficult to calculate accurately how many calories a person burns during sleep. However, by estimating a person’s basal metabolic rate (BMR), it is possible to come up with an approximate figure. In this article, we discuss what BMR is, how to calculate it, and how to use the result…

  • Seniors

    Experts draft guidelines for Alzheimer’s-like condition

    An international working group of experts has agreed on guidelines to help increase scientific and public awareness about a brain condition that mimics Alzheimer’s disease. The condition is not new but has come to light in recent research and clinical trials. Researchers have identified a misfolded protein in the brain that may be ‘a possible Alzheimer’s mimic.’ Scientists have recently recognized Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE) as a “newly named pathway to dementia.” The working group consists of scientists from a number of centers that receive support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), together with colleagues from other countries. The experts suggest that the public health impact of LATE…

  • Weight Loss

    Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

    Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be “vigilant about.” Obesity raised anxiety and depression risk by 33% among young boys. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 35% of young adults in the United States are obese. Among U.S. adolescents, mental health conditions are also prevalent. About 32% of young people ages 13–17 have had an anxiety condition at some point in their lives, according to research published last year. Now, a new,…

  • Diet

    What to know about vitamin K-2

    Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that supports blood clotting and healthy bones. It occurs in two forms, K-1 and K-2. Vitamin K-1 is the primary form, and it mainly comes from leafy green vegetables. Vitamin K-2 occurs in animal proteins and fermented foods. The bacteria in the human gut also produce small quantities of K-2. In this article, we discuss vitamin K-2, its functions, and how it differs from K-1. We also describe dietary sources, health benefits, the recommended daily intake, deficiency symptoms, and supplements. What is it? Sauerkraut is a good dietary source of vitamin K-2. Vitamin K refers to a family of fat-soluble vitamins that the body…

  • Mens Health

    What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?

    Semen is typically a thick, white fluid, but it can vary in color and consistency. Watery semen can occur due to low sperm count, lifestyle factors, and nutritional deficiencies. In this article, we explore some of the possible causes of watery or clear semen. We also discuss whether watery semen can affect fertility, the meaning of discolored semen, when to see a doctor, and treatment. Low sperm count Having a low sperm count does not automatically mean that a person is infertile. The World Health Organization (WHO) define low sperm count, or oligospermia, as producing fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen. Having a low sperm count can…

  • Weight Loss

    How stress eating might prime the body to store fat

    Using a mouse model, researchers discovered that insulin controls a molecular pathway in the brain that activates during stress and leads to more weight gain. New research explains why eating high-calorie foods when stressed may lead to more significant weight gain. Researchers have long been aware that stress can lead to addiction and increase the risk of disease. Studies have also shown that chronic stress can change eating patterns and affect food choices. Although some people eat less while under stress, most tend to overeat and increase their intake of high-calorie foods. When stress occurs, the adrenal glands release a hormone called cortisol, which increases appetite and motivates a person…

  • Sports Medicine

    Does it matter what time of day you exercise?

    Two teams of researchers analyzing different aspects of exercise in mice found that the time of day might affect the productivity of physical activity. Research in mice shows that time of day affects the effectiveness of exercise, but applying these results to humans is complicated. Scientists already know that the circadian rhythm interacts with our metabolism. A person’s circadian rhythm includes physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a cycle of 24 hours. These behavioral patterns develop in response to light and darkness and relate to the circadian clock, which follows the solar time. Circadian rhythms are present in most living things. Two teams of researchers decided to explore how…

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    For Obese People, Commuting by Car Can Be a Killer: Study

    Latest Diet & Weight Management News SUNDAY, April 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being obese and commuting by car can be a deadly mix, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data on more than 163,000 adults, aged 37 to 73, in the United Kingdom. The participants were followed for an average of five years. Compared to people of normal weight who walked or cycled to work (active commuters), those who were obese and commuted by car had a 32% higher risk of early death from any cause; twice the risk of dying from heart disease; and a 59% higher risk for non-fatal heart disease. Obesity was defined by the researchers…

  • Fitness,  Health News,  News

    Tailoring Exercise to Your Age

    By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is a great way to stay youthful and even turn back the clock on aging. If you’re new to exercise or simply want a fitness reboot, here are ideas by the decade. In Your 20s: Experiment with different workouts to find what you enjoy. Make exercise a regular habit that you won’t want to give up, even when career and family make heavy demands on you. In Your 30s: Short on time? Try three 15-minute walks spread throughout the day. To stay fit and retain muscle, do cardio just about every day and…

  • Diet

    How elderberries can help you fight the flu

    If you have ever eaten ripe elderberries or made elderberry jam, syrup, or wine, then you will be familiar with their sharp, tart, yet refreshing taste. According to tradition, these dark, purple berries can fortify a person’s immune system. New evidence suggests this is correct — and research explain how. Elderberries really do have antiviral properties, and a new study explains why. Sambucus nigra, the black elder, is a common shrub spread widely across regions of Europe and North America. Traditionally, people use both the elder’s flowers and its fruit to make seasonal drinks or jam. In late spring or early summer, many people collect elderflowers to make flavorsome cordials,…