Category Archives: Lifestyle

A Vaping Habit Could end up Leading to a Tarnished Smile

Over the last few years, public awareness has increased about the dangers of vaping to systemic health, particularly after the use of vaping devices was tied to lung disease. Some dental research has shown ties between e-cigarette use and increased markers for gum disease, and, separately, damage to the tooth’s enamel, its outer shell. But […]

Poor Sleep Hygiene is Linked with Increased Risk of Liver Disease

Sleep behaviors  are associated with an increased risk of developing metabolic-dysfunction associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), shows a Chinese analysis that suggests the effect may be independent of obesity.  Late bedtimes, snoring, and prolonged daytime napping were significantly associated with MAFLD, increasing the risk by 37%, 59%, and 17%, respectively, whereas people with both poor […]

Periodic Activity ‘Snacks’ May Help Maintain Muscle Mass and Quality

Maintaining an adequate quantity and quality of skeletal muscle is important for health and functionality across the lifespan given its integral role in the regulation of postprandial glycemia and lipidemia, conversion of chemical energy to mechanical work, and contribution to whole body energy flux.  Prolonged periods of sitting are common in many workplace environments and […]

Weight Loss Can Increase the Sperm Count in Overweight Men

The prevalence of obesity is increasing globally , while meta-analyses indicate declining sperm count over time. Increasing BMI levels, overweight and obesity are associated with decreased sperm concentration, total sperm count, progressive sperm motility and sperm morphology.  Increased BMI of both the woman and the male partner is also associated with subfertility (time-to-pregnancy > 12 months or use […]

Timing of Physical Activity is Linked to Reduced Insulin Resistance

The current global obesity pandemic is partially the result of a lack of physical activity combined with sedentary behavior (prolonged sitting) during the day. Such behavior is linked to an increased risk of developing metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D), while earlier research has found that short breaks in sedentary behavior are associated with […]

Chronic, Insufficient Sleep Can Negatively Affect Immune Cells

Sleep profoundly influences immune and inflammatory responses, protecting against age-associated immune disorders including cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases . Despite these associations, more than half of adults do not get sufficient sleep. Sleep impacts many facets of the immune system including adaptive responses, inflammation, and the synthesis of cytokines and immune mediators.  Yet, […]

New Study Shows the Impact of Obesity and Stress to Appetite

Obesity may be caused or maintained by enhanced neurobehavioral responsiveness to food-related cues in the environment. Consistent with this hypothesis, a number of neuroimaging studies have demonstrated increased activation among overweight individuals in response to food pictures within regions subserving reward, emotion, memory, and sensorimotor functioning, and reduced activation in regions subserving attention and self-regulation, […]

Recommended Time of Physical Activity to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

It is well documented that regular physical activity is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. In 2018, the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommended that adults engage in at least 150-300 minutes/week of moderate physical activity or 75-150 minutes/week of vigorous physical activity, […]

Time-Restricted Eating and High-Intensity Interval Training Improves Health in Women

Reproductive-aged women with obesity and insulin resistance have increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, and are also predisposed to adverse pregnancy outcomes, including adiposity and cardiometabolic disorders in their offspring.While a healthy diet and regular physical activity are primary lifestyle strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its associated […]