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Resistance training boosts mood

It’s not just endurance junkies who experience the ‘runner’s high’. Researchers from Ireland and Sweden, who pooled data from 1,877 patients and 33 randomised clinical trials, determined that participants who worked out 3 times per week, for an average of 16 weeks, successfully alleviated depression symptoms such as low mood, a loss of interest in activities and feelings of worthlessness. ...

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Male Fertility Hits All-Time Low

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The spotlight has fallen on male fertility this June, which is recognised as National Men’s Health Month, following reports by scientists who claim that sperm counts have halved over the past 50 years. According to a study done by the University of Copenhagen, sperm counts in the 1940s were typically well above 100 million sperm cells per millilitre, but researchers ...

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Citrus fruit improves health

Citrus fruit

A group of researchers report that citrus fruit could help prevent some of the harmful effects of obesity, following the findings of a study that fed mice a Western-style, high-fat diet along with a variety of the citrus flavanones – either hesperidin, eriocitrin or eriodictyol – for one month. The high-fat diet without the flavanones increased the levels of cell-damage ...

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High-fat diet may aid cartilage repair

High-fat diet may aid cartilage repair

A recent study conducted on mice showed that a high-fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively impair cartilage repair, and it could, in fact even accelerate it. Researchers suggest that the potential beneficial effects of a high-fat diet on cartilage repair are most likely related to inflammatory and metabolic changes, but the exact underlying mechanism is not yet ...

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