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New cyclists still disproportionately young and male, research finds

New research based on the analysis of Census 2001 and 2011 data has found that growing cycling levels have not been accompanied ...

Eating for a Healthy Colon

A healthy diet can help protect against colon disorders ...

Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows

Think of it as interval training for the dinner table. ... Full story

Playful adults preferred in choice of partner

Which characteristics do young adults value in a potential partner for long-term relationships? A new study by researchers at the UZH reveals that, besides friendliness, intelligence and a sense of humor, playfulness is also important – regardless of gender. Playful people also deem humor, a fun tendency, a laid-back attitude and creativity more important in partners than their non-playful counterparts. ... Full story

Changes in work, family demands affect body mass index of dual-income earners

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. ... Full story

Teen boys swap screens for fitness

A school-based physical activity study called ATLAS (Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time) has achieved the double 'whammy' – a marked improvement in fitness among adolescent boys and a reduction in television and video game usage. ... Full story

Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed

By Karen N. Peart - Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

Could the arts make you live longer?

New research into effects of culture on chronic diseases ... Full story

Healthy Weight Week

UON Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics Clare Collins is leading a national campaign to encourage more Australians to cook at home and win the battle of the bulge. ... Full story

Would you take dieting advice from a friend?

Move over Marie Osmond. Researcher finds success trumps popularity in persuading others to eat right, exercise ... Full story

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