Yes, you read that right. Scientists are looking at how platypus venom can help people with diabetes. First, the obvious question: platypuses have venom? Apparently, platypuses are a rare animal that have fur, lay eggs, produce milk but have no nipples, and are venomous.
For bariatric patients new to the gym or just starting to incorporate workout classes into their weight loss regime, hearing foreign workout lingo can be a natural repellant. In this Focus on Fitness, we look to dispel some stress and anxiety people have about trying a new fitness class by explaining what a Spinning class […]
In 2012, 86 million Americans aged 20 and older had prediabetes. That is, their blood sugar levels were elevated but not yet to the range to qualify them as diabetic. In prediabetes, sugar in the blood does not respond to insulin as well as it should, or the body is not producing enough insulin to […]
Is it fun or exercise? The framing of physical activity biases subsequent snacking: Dr Kahlil Shillingford’s Florida lap-band surgery practice weighs in.
The general ineffectiveness of exercise as a weight-loss strategy has puzzled many researchers and physicians for quite some time because many people who start exercising do not lose as much weight as would be expected, given their increased energy expenditure. A recent study in the Journal of Research in Marketing (May 2014) examined the psychology […]
Recent research conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, found that four-minute bursts of vigorous physical activity three times each week could elevate oxygen intake levels as well as lower blood pressure and glucose levels. The scientists noted that regular exercise training improves maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), but the optimal intensity and volume necessary […]