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Yo-yo Dieting in Mice Shows Longevity Benefit in Controversial New Study

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:14pm

New obesity research conducted in mice suggests that yo-yo dieting does not damage the metabolism and may even increase lifespan.... read more

New Report Shows the Amazing Dedication of Young Rugby Players in Wales

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:09pm

New research has shown the depth of commitment junior rugby players in Wales put into the sport - with the average youngster clocking up 2,000 training hours between the ages of six to 15.

The study was carried out by Swansea University academics Professor Gareth Stratton, Charles Winn and Dr Melitta McNarry alongside Dr Paul Ford of the University of Brighton and Jason Lewis of the... read more

Black Convention Sets Sights on National Agenda

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:07pm

The second National Black Political Convention opened Thursday at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary with Tuskegee, Ala., Mayor Johnny Ford's voice echoing throughout the ballroom.

"We've come to Gary again with the purpose of working with some of the best and brightest minds from across the country," Ford said. "Over the next few days we will shape a national policy in terms of what priorities we feel are in the best interest of black America," he said.

"Black America, we... read more

Q&A: Dr. Blake Rasmussen on Protein Blends

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:05pm

ACSM and DuPont Nutrition & Health recently hosted a webinar presented by Dr. Blake Rasmussen entitled "Blending proteins to build muscle: What does the research tell us?"

Blends of dairy and soy protein are commonly used in sports nutrition products. These proteins vary in amino acid composition and digestibility rates; thus, combinations of soy and dairy proteins may have advantages for muscle recovery.

The webinar highlighted recent research evaluating the effects of... read more

Mayo Clinic Study Identifies How Exercise Staves Off Old Age

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:04pm

Mayo Clinic scientists may have just discovered the fountain of youth. And this magic elixir doesn’t come in the form of a pill, powder, or hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The team of researchers found that various types of exercise—but high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in particular—appear to slow down... read more

Complications of Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:03pm

For someone with Parkinson’s disease, the simple desire to grasp a glass of water can become an insurmountable task, made impossible by the tremors in their hand or arm. Finding strategies to improve these movement impairments is one of the major goals of rehabilitating people with Parkinson’s disease.

At McGill University, Marc Roig, an assistant professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, is studying the effects of using high-intensity exercise to stimulate the... read more

Oily fish eaten during pregnancy may reduce risk of asthma in offspring

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 3:35pm

Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, new research has shown.

The study, led by Professor Philip Calder of the University of... read more

Sankey Named Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 2:55pm

Note: Greg Sankey will be speaking at the 2015 HLKN Distinguished Lecture Series, April 7-8 at Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M campus.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (March 12, 2015) - Greg Sankey has been named the eighth commissioner of the Southeastern Conference by the presidents and chancellors of the SEC, it was announced Thursday by Nick Zeppos, chancellor of Vanderbilt University and president of the SEC presidents and chancellors.

Greg Sankey, in his 13th... read more

Birmingham's Greg Sankey May Be The Man Who Leads The SEC, NCAA Into The Future

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:55pm

The guy many consider to be the heir apparent to take the wheel of the most well-oiled machine in college sports is a 21st century Renaissance Man who is a voracious reader, prolific marathon runner, and, who, for his birthday, helped build a clean-water well for impoverished people in India. 

He is also an Ordinary Joe who fights U.S. 280 traffic, listens to U2, and whose idea of a big Friday night is a pizza at Post Office Pies and a frozen pop at Steel City Pops - or... read more

Making an Impact: CEHHS Spotlights Raynor

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:52pm

Long before obesity became a chronic American epidemic, Hollie Raynor was researching ways to prevent and treat it. Raynor, an associate professor of nutrition, combines her training in both psychology and nutrition to research and develop methods to prevent and treat obesity.

Bob Rider, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, believes Raynor’s specialized research puts her in a unique and important position in the field of nutrition.

“Hollie’s research on... read more