Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 253 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Sep-2003
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Effect of exercise dose and intensity on weight loss in overweight, sedentary women
Women who exercised 250 to 300 minutes per week-in recommended increments totaling 40 to 60 minutes a day, five days per week-and reduced calorie and fat intake, lost up to 15 percent of their body weight, or about 25 pounds, in about six months and kept the weight off for the remainder of the year, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor John Jakicic published in the Sept. 10 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). more

Commonly prescribed diabetes drugs may cause heart failure and fluid buildup
In today's issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the researchers report that the oral drugs pioglitazone and rosiglitazone can cause or exacerbate heart failure and pulmonary edema and should be avoided in patients with left ventricular dysfunction (impaired pumping ability of the heart) or chronic renal insufficiency.  more


Moderate physical activity promotes weight loss as well as intense exercise
Women trying to lose weight can benefit as much from a moderate physical activity as from an intense workout, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  more

Finding the link between fat and high blood pressure
How fat contributes to high blood pressure is the focus of a new study at the Medical College of Georgia that is part of a National Institutes of Health initiative to understand the relationship between obesity and cardiovascular disease.  more

University of Minnesota study finds people are consuming less trans-fatty acids
People are eating less trans-fatty acids than they were two decades ago, according to research conducted at the University of Minnesota published in this month's Journal of the American Dietetic Association. In recent years, concern has arisen about the potential health hazards of trans-fatty acids in the American diet.  more

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