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Exercise, More than Diet, Key to Preventing Obesity

Study featured in the American College of Sports Medicine finds exercise has significant impact on fat tissue, metabolism and gut microbes

May 16, 2016

Two factors—metabolism and gut microbes – have been credited by researchers as key players in the fight against obesity. However, there is an ongoing debate about whether exercise or diet better promotes metabolism and healthy shifts in gut microbes, the microscopic organisms in our intestines that break down food and can contribute to decreased obesity. New research from the University of Missouri confirms exercise plays a significant role in the fight against obesity.  Full Story
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Cancer Risk Perception Could Lead to Adverse Health Outcomes Among Women

Researcher recommends health care providers develop messages for heart health as prominently as breast health

May 16, 2016

According to recent studies, the U.S. has a disadvantage in women’s life expectancy compared to peer countries despite high rates of health screenings such as mammography and popular national awareness campaigns. Recently, researchers at the University of Missouri examined the perceptions of risk among females and found that minority and less educated women believe that breast cancer, rather than heart disease, is the more common killer. Based on these findings, they recommend that health care providers should incorporate healthier lifestyle strategies for heart disease with messages for improved breast health to greater impact disease outcomes.  Full Story

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