Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Otzi the Iceman had a deep love for high-fat foods, say researchers who analyzed the ancient man’s last meal. The oldest naturally preserved ice mummy was discovered in the Eastern Italian Alps in 1991. Researchers said their analysis of Otzi’s stomach contents offer important clues about the eating…

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Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it’s probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they’ve recently tried to shed some pounds. They did this most often through exercise, cutting calories and eating their fruits and veggies, according to a new government…

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Free Weights or Machines?

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Resistance or strength training isn’t just for bodybuilders — it’s for everyone, and it’s essential to combat the natural tendency to lose muscle mass with age. It also helps prevent bone loss and lowers body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol. You can strengthen muscles with everything from resistance…

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For Americans, in Science They Trust

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While some politicians are snubbing science, the American public is choosing to do the opposite, a new study suggests. “In the context of debates regarding the loss of trust in experts, what we show is that in actual fact, when compared to a government working group, the public…

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Green Space: A Gateway to Better Health?

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Maybe there’s good reason why open, unspoiled stretches of land are often referred to as God’s country. New research from Britain suggests that getting close to nature is beneficial to your health. The researchers analyzed more than 140 studies that included more than 290 million people in 20…

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