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Less exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlines

Less exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlines | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis. A study reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical exercise and an increase in average body mass index (BMI), while caloric intake has remained steady. Investigators theorized that a nationwide drop in leisure-time physical activity, especially among young women, may be responsible for the upward trend in obesity rates.
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People can stop arguing about the main reason why people are obese. While an excessive caloric intake absolutely plays a part in being overweight, the number one reason is a lack of exercise. 

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Study sparks organic foods debate

Study sparks organic foods debate | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
Scientists argue over the merits of a review which concludes that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticide residues.
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Does going organic really benefit your health? Apparently so, according to the results of a 5 year study, comparing organic food to the conventionally harvested kind. Organic food seems to contain more anti-oxidants and have less pesticides on them.

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Vitamin C and E supplements may hamper endurance training, study suggests

Vitamin C and E supplements may hamper endurance training, study suggests | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
Vitamin C and E supplements may blunt the improvement of muscular endurance -- by disrupting cellular adaptions in exercised muscles, suggests a new study.
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Staying fit and healthy can often be a complicated job. Scientific evidence shows us that vitamin C and E supplements may hamper your endurance training. 

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Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates, study finds

Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates, study finds | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity.
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People often forget that being overweight is caused by day-to-day patterns, slowly making you fat. Eating junk food every now and then obviously ain't healthy, but doesn't result in obesity.

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Sleeping with someone else is good for your health

Sleeping with someone else is good for your health | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
It turns out there really is some science as to why your sorry, single self is going to bed at night alone and waking up miserable.We’re p
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Sleeping with somebody else is good for you, study suggests. It lowers stress hormones and lowers anxiety.

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Smokers lack motivation, feel more tired and are less physically active than non-smokers, new study reveals

Smokers lack motivation, feel more tired and are less physically active than non-smokers, new study reveals | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
While the results of smoking may be expected to decrease fitness, new research has found that smokers are less physically active, lack motivation and are more likely to suffer symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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Sounds logical, but today science officially supports what we all allready thought: smoking makes you lazy. Both physically and mentally.

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Embrace the cold: Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown

Embrace the cold: Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing "white fat" into energy-burning "brown fat." This makes brown fat a potential therapeutic target against obesity and diabetes.
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Brown is the new black! The word is out there for a while now: brown fat is the kind that burns energy, while the white kind stores it (which can lead to obesity). Recent study suggests that working out in the cold can help you convert white fat into brown fat, which ultimately helps to lose weight and gets you healthier than getting fit in the summer.

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The top six vitamins you should avoid : healthcare asia – medical ...

The top six vitamins you should avoid : healthcare asia – medical ... | Business Efficiency | Scoop.it
Forbes has released a list of the top six vitamins that can harm your health. Several studies have found that there may be no benefits to taking supplemental vitamins. Here is Forbes' selection of the top six vitamins you should ...
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Although vitamins are blessed with having a good reputation, research brought some downsides to light. In response to there studies, Forbes put together a top six of vitamins that could harm your health.

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