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Shivering May Be Just As Efficient As Exercise

When it comes to burning fat, new research shows that 10-15 minutes of exercise may be just as effective than one hour of moderate exercise. Dr. Paul Lee, an endocrinologist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney and lead author of a new study, said in a press release that the new findings build on previous research into so-called brown fat — a type of fat tissue that essentially burns energy instead of storing it. What makes brown fat so special is that while 100 grams of white fat may store 600 calories, that same amount of brown…
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Older Women Have Reduced Risk of Having a Child With Congenital Defects

As a woman gets older, there is a higher risk when it comes to pregnancy. Despite the fact that women who are 35 or older tend to have more babies born with Down Syndrome, new research reveals that they also give birth to children with fewer physical defects. Women ages 35 and older carry a greater risk of producing a child that carries a chromosomal abnormality, a result of nondisjunction during meiosis when chromosomes fail to separate. While there has been research on chromosomal abnormalities, not much has been researched concerning congenital defects which affect the heart, brain, kidneys, bones,…
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‘Invisible Group’ of Teens Could Face Psychiatric Risks

Anxiety and depression are just a few of the mental health conditions that teens who use substances experience when compared to teens who do not use substances. But according to a new study, certain lifestyle habits could contribute to psychiatric risks. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet found that there is an "invisible risk" group of teens. They tend to be characterized by high media use, low exercise levels, and low sleep. These teens have a higher risk of psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, The study included 12,000 teens from 11 different European countries. The teens were…
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