Getting an Edge: Body Composition Science for Track and Field Athletes

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Understanding body composition is an important element in any athletes’ training regimen—especially in the case of track and field athletes. Being that a variety...

Monosodium Glutamate or MSG: What’s the Big Deal?

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Is MSG harmful to the human body?  What does it do for and to the human body?  To answer these questions one first must...

Personal Technology to Influence Healthy Choices

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Researchers met September 23 at the Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss programs that have been created by health...

Harsh Childhood Obesity Ads: Effective or Stigmatizing?

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A new, in-your-face ad campaign in Georgia against childhood obesity is sparking controversy among health experts. The ads feature overweight children along with blunt messages...

The AMA Says Obesity is a Disease; Now We Need to Inform Them How...

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My first reaction to hearing that the American Medical Association (AMA) had voted to classify obesity as a disease last month was a positive...

NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet, Physical Activity on Childhood Weight

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat...

How Exercise Can Help Us Learn

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Over the past decade, in study after study in animals and people, exercise has been shown to improve the ability to learn and remember....

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According to USA Today, statistics indicate that approximately 1 million stents are inserted into the hearts of Americans each year. One million. Stents. You...

Can it Be True? Georgia College Discontinues its Athletic Teams

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Spelman College in Atlanta is a historically black college and university for women only. It has a long and rich history as an academically...

Qatar’s National Sport Day to Feature Weight Losing Competition

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Qatar's National Sport Day, due to take place later this month, will feature the launch of a new, countrywide weight losing competition designed to...

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