August 25, 2011

Better Than Resistance Training

1 Aerobics Best Way to Burn Belly Fat

Aerobic exercise is the most effective way to burn belly fat says an 8-month study from Duke U in which 196 overweight, sedentary adults participated in either aerobics, weight training or a combination of both. The fat in question is visceral, filling the spaces between internal organs located deep within the abdominal cavity. It’s associated with higher risks for heart disease, cancers and diabetes. Aerobic activity reduces visceral fat, improves fasting insulin resistance and reduces liver enzymes whereas resistance training had little effect. While the training programs were rigorous - participants performed the equivalent of jogging 12 miles/week at 80% maximum heart rate - researchers say results can be achieved by doing a more moderate aerobics program.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Large WaIstline a Killer Even If Weight Is Normal

Tags: Abdominal Fat, Aerobics, Belly Fat, Cancer, Diabetes, Duke University, Heart Disease, Weight Training, Visceral Fat, Resistance Training

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Change Starts in September

2 Chocolate Milk to Have Less Sugar

Chocolate milk will have less sugar and fewer calories starting in September, the milk industry has announced. The change will affect most school districts. New York Times reports that the eight-ounce cartons of low-fat and fat-free milk available at schools will contain 38 percent less added sugar. Chocolate milk will contain just 31 more calories than regular white milk, claims the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP). Cartons of flavored milk will have an average of less than 150 calories and 22 grams of total sugar this year. Responding to claims that flavored milk contributes to childhood obesity, some schools have banned the beverage. Facing pressure from parents and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Los Angeles public schools recently banned strawberry and chocolate milk.

More at CNN | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Health Benefits Chocolate Milk, Chocolate Milk in Schools, Chocolate Milk Fewer Calories, Less Sugar Chocolate Milk, Milk Industry Makes Chocolate Milk Healthier, Flavored Milk in Schools, Strawberry Milk Schools, Chocolate Milk Schools, Jamie Oliver Revolution Bans Flavored Milk

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Want Sugar with Your Sunscreen?

3 Caffeine Blocks Enzyme Linked to Skin Cancer

Another animal study has confirmed caffeine’s ability to protect against some skin cancers through inhibition of the ATR enzyme. The ATR gene in mice was modified to produce lower levels of the enzyme. Those mice developed tumors at a slower rate, had 69 percent fewer tumors and only one-fourth the number of invasive tumors compared to wild type mice. Chronic exposure to UV light generated tumors in both groups of mice suggesting that it may be better to inhibit ATR before skin cancer develops. Over one million cases of skin cancer in the U.S. occur, primarily due to sunlight exposure. Researchers think that applying caffeine to the skin before going out in the sun may provide protection.

More at Science Daily | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Caffeinated Coffee May Lower Risk of Oral Cancer

Tags: Caffeine, Caffeine Inhibits ATR, ATR and Skin Cancers, ATR, Skin Cancers, UV-Induced Skin Cancers, Skin Cancer Prevention, Caffeine and Skin Cancer

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