Health Science of the Week: 10/23/2015 - DIY Active

Health Science of the Week: 10/23/2015

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The Latest Health Science

Each week we give you 5 of the coolest new studies to hit masses!

These studies have the capability to shape the very nature of what we consider healthy nutrition and how we exercise.

While one health science study doesn’t make for concrete truth, it can lend credibility to a notion that helps us more efficiently improve our health! Check out this week’s batch of crazy interesting research:


television-899265_640Heavy TV watching leads to unhealthy perceptions of fast food health risks

“The amount of TV adolescents watch is likely to bias their views about the consequences of eating fast food, suggests new research. Investigators surveyed over 1,000 teenagers who reported hours of TV viewing, beliefs about the consequences of eating fast food, and their frequency of fast food consumption.”

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potato-544073_640The 20 lb. cereal box: Kitchen counter foods that relate to your weight

“Over 200 American kitchens were photographed to determine if the food sitting out on counters could predict the weight of the woman living in each home. The new Cornell study found that women who had breakfast cereal sitting on their counters weighed 20-lbs more than their neighbors who didn’t, and those with soft drinks sitting out weighed 24 to 26-lbs more. The good news? Those who had a fruit bowl weighed about 13-lbs less.”

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fitness-594143_640New study explains why you bulk up with resistance training, not endurance training

“Resistance and endurance exercises activate the same gene, PGC-1?, but the processes stimulated for the muscles to adapt depend on the exercise type. A new study offers insight into why the physical changes from resistance exercise are so different than from endurance exercise.”

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display-dummy-757450_640Inherent mindfulness linked to lower obesity risk, belly fat

“People with a high degree of attention to their present thoughts and feelings — ‘dispositional mindfulness’ — are less likely to be obese than people with a low degree of dispositional mindfulness, research shows. They also had about a pound less belly fat on average.”

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drink-428319_640Alcohol intake increases the risk of breast cancer

“Saying that the link between alcohol and cancer is dangerous is nothing new. Five Spanish universities and more than 300,000 female volunteers participated in a European investigation that is now confirming that alcohol intake increases the chances of developing breast cancer. This risk quadruples with the intake of each daily glass of wine or beer.”

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Josh is the founder of DIY Active - your at home fitness source! He enjoys blending the latest science and expert advice with health practices to help you exercise smarter at home!
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