Red meat and exercise on the menu

28 February 2014, 14:56

Red-meat-1Researchers at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia have found that a protein rich diet incorporating lean red meat combined with strength training improved the size and strength of muscles in elderly women.

The research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicate the study’s results show that the combination of red meat and strength training could be the key to reducing the impact that age-related muscle loss has on the risk of falls and the ability of the elderly to undertake day-to-day activities such as getting out of a chair.

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Nutrition for endurance athletes

18 December 2013, 15:21

Packed with nutrition plans for middle and long-distance, ultra-endurance and multiday events, Endurance Sports Nutrition focuses on the unique nutritional needs of endurance athletes.

This comprehensive resource provides comprehensive strategies for day-to-day nutritional intake as well as sport-specific tips for executing a winning nutrition plan during an endurance event or race.

The book will help endurance athletes of all levels to benefit from high-performance eating, reach and maintain a healthy weight and stay up to date on supplements and sport foods.

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The bestselling nutrition guide is now better than ever

12 November 2013, 10:22

With over 550,000 copies sold, Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook is the number one nutrition resource for active people.

Nancy Clark is an internationally respected sports nutritionist and registered dietitian who specializes in nutrition for exercise and health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

Whether you’re preparing for competition or simply eating for an active lifestyle, you’ll learn how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make.

You’ll learn what to eat before and during exercise and events, how to refuel for optimal recovery and how to put into use Clark’s family-friendly recipes and meal plans.

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Insufficient evidence on multivitamins

12 November 2013, 10:05

multivitaminsA systematic review of published studies into the various benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements found insufficient evidence to prove or disprove that they are effective in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, or mortality from those diseases in healthy adults.

The article published in Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that more research was needed to determine whether or not these benefits are actually obtained.

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New draft guidance on lifestyle weight management services

17 October 2013, 11:32

Fat FamilyThe UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has begun a consultation on draft guidance on lifestyle weight management services available to help overweight and obese people to achieve and maintain a healthier weight.

The guidance is intended primarily  for commissioners, health professionals and providers of lifestyle weight management programmes, but may also be of interest to overweight and obese adults, their families and other members of the public.

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Exercise has little effect on rising obesity

15 July 2013, 15:16

Overweight exerciserMore Americans are running, biking and exercising in other ways according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Although the rise in physical activity levels will have a welcome impact on the health of Americans by reducing death and chronic disability from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes it has had little impact so far on stopping the rising tide of obesity.

As physical activity in the US increased between 2001 and 2009, so did the percentage of the population considered obese.

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The indispensable resource for any athlete considering using supplements

15 July 2013, 13:31

A countless number of new, renamed and variations of sport supplements flood the market each year.

The Athlete’s Guide to Sports Supplements separates fact from fiction, provides quick answers to the most common questions and concerns, and delivers trustworthy information.

It provides concise descriptions for 120 of today’s most popular supplements and details what it is, how it works, potential performance benefits, research studies and outcomes, dosage recommendations and possible health concerns.

Available August 2013

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Nitrate-rich vegetables could help tackle high blood pressure

16 April 2013, 12:14

BeetrootVegetables rich in nitrates could be a good choice for people with high blood pressure, a study funded by the British Heart Foundation has shown.

The study, published in the journal Hypertension, reveals that drinking a 250ml (8oz) cup of beetroot juice cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm of mercury (mmHg) in a study of 15 patients, bringing some into the normal range.

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UK Minister wants miracle diets dropped

27 December 2012, 10:02

ObesityA UK government minister has written to magazine editors asking them not to promote post-Christmas “miracle” diets because they pose a “health risk”.

Equalities minister Jo Swinson wrote an open letter asking magazines to “shed the fad diets and fitness myths” in their January editions.

She suggested they “celebrate the beauty of diversity in body shape, skin colour, size and age” instead.

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Eat your greens to stay in the pink

13 October 2011, 09:58

New research has found that if you want some of the many health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, you need to eat the real thing.

This is because a key phytochemical in these vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less value if taken as a supplement.

The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, was one of the first of its type to determine whether some of the healthy compounds found in cruciferous vegetables can be just as easily obtained through supplements and the answer is a firm no.

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