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New study gives hope for genetic obesity cure

Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century.

Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, obesity contributes to potentially fatal disorders such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

But there may now be a new approach to prevent and even cure obesity, thanks to a study led by researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Sebastian Coe elected IAAF president

sebastian-coeFormer Olympic 1500m champion Lord Coe is the new president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the body that governs world athletics.

The 58-year-old Briton beat rival Sergey Bubka, a former Olympic pole vault champion, by 115 votes to 92.

One of Coe’s first tasks will be to deal with the fall-out from a series of doping allegations to hit athletics.

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah and Olympic 1500m silver medallist Steve Cram have both backed their countryman to make a positive impact.

Following his election, Coe tweeted that, after the birth of his children, this was the most “momentous moment” of his life.

The former chairman of London 2012, Coe replaces 82-year-old Senegalese Lamine Diack, who has been in charge for 16 years.

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Improving the performance of young athletes

Conditioning for Young Athletes provides coaches and instructors with the best training advice, exercises and programmes for establishing an overall fitness base and maximising athletic development for youth.

This authoritative guide includes more than 180 exercises that safely increase a young athlete’s coordination, flexibility, speed, strength and endurance.

By taking into consideration critical factors such as a child’s developmental stage, motor functioning and sex-specific considerations, it ensures that the workouts do not hinder development and growth.

It covers three developmental phases, long and short-term training plans and specific programmes for a range of sports.

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Learn to swim faster

In a sport where victory is often determined by a few hundredths of a second, it’s clear why one of the most sought-after secrets is how to swim faster.

However, as the world’s most renowned coaches, athletes, trainers and researchers know, there is no secret – just science and ability.

Science of Swimming Faster dives into the physiology, biomechanics, medicine, psychology and training for swim performance while providing prescriptive advice along the way.

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Dance psychology for excellence

Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance ExcellenceUntil now, the dance market has been conspicuously devoid of instruction on the vital mental aspect of dance performance.

Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence provides the tools and strategies to enhance dancers’ mental toughness, enabling them to become more proficient and consistent in their dance performances.

In addition to helping maintain wellbeing, it will enable dancers improve their technical and artistic performance and also enhance their enjoyment, bring greater fulfillment and enrich their lives personally and professionally.

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