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Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you're stressed?
Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you're stressed?
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Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables – could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis
Date:
31/03/2021
Getting into shape pre-surgery to aid recovery for older patients – study
Description
Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests.
Date:
21/12/2020
Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping
Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping
Description
Elite athletes can be persuaded not to take banned substances – either by appealing to their sense of morality or educating them about the risks of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new study.
Date:
03/12/2020
Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?
Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?
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Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables – can increase your mental agility, according to new research.
Date:
24/11/2020
A few kilograms weight loss nearly halves the risk of diabetes, large scale research study finds
A few kilograms weight loss nearly halves the risk of diabetes, large scale research study finds
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Providing support to help people with prediabetes make small changes to their lifestyle, diet and physical activity can almost halve the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
Date:
11/11/2020
matchFit app uses football to provide resources and support to vulnerable groups
matchFit app uses football to provide resources and support to vulnerable groups
Description
An new app which uses football as a theme to provide positive resources and support for vulnerable groups including the young and the homeless has been launched by the Street Soccer Foundation.
Date:
19/10/2020
Athletes using sport supplements are more open to doping - study
Athletes using sport supplements are more open to doping - study
Description
Athletes using legal performance enhancing and medical sport supplements are more likely to dope than those using sport foods and superfoods, a new study reveals.
Date:
08/10/2020
Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award
Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award
Description
A home-based rehabilitation programme that could help thousands of heart failure patients to achieve a better quality of life has won a prestigious BMJ award.
Date:
08/10/2020
Improving immunity through physical activity and exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals
Improving immunity through physical activity and exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals
Description
Emerging data from across the world indicates that these lockdowns have resulted in reduced physical activity and increased sedentary time in society- guidance for healthcare professionals has been created.
Date:
17/09/2020
Improving immunity through exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals
Description
New advice to help healthcare professionals promote exercise as a way of improving immunity has been launched by a team of medical experts and exercise scientists.
Date:
17/09/2020
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