If you exercise regularly and are diagnosed with cancer, chances are that you'll live longer as a result. If you don't exercise and are diagnosed with cancer, chances are you'll live longer if you start – or die sooner otherwise. A researcher shared these findings – culled from a long-term observational study of nearly 6,000 patients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center – on Wednesday at the annual conference of the American Association of Cancer Research in Chicago. "It's never too late to start exercising," said Rikki Cannioto, an epidemiologist and population scientist at the Buffalo cancer center, who investigates how lifestyle choices impact cancer causes and prognosis. "Any amount of weekly exercise is better than nothing – and this latest research really hammers that point home," said Cannioto, who led the study with Christine Ambrosone, chair of the Roswell Park Department of Cancer Prevention and Control. The large-scale study affirms … [Read more...] about Roswell Park cancer patients help establish link between exercise, longevity
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Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests. The association was not seen in men, although the researchers could not determine exactly why that was so. In the study, the Finnish researchers measured what is called low verbal fluency, which is the rate at which you produce words. "Preclinical Alzheimer's disease typically starts with episodic memory decline. However, verbal fluency is a measure of executive function, and also deficits in executive function can be found early in the disease," said study author Dr. Laura Ekblad, a researcher at the University of Turku. Executive function includes higher-order processes such as working memory, planning and problem solving. But Ekblad added that the findings aren't cause for immediate concern for women. She said that due to the design of the study, they could only show an association between insulin resistance and low … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Type 2 diabetes linked to language problems in women
Physical fitness is important to overall health, but for pregnant women, the question of what kind – and exactly how much – exercise they should get often yields mixed advice. “As a general rule, all healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies are advised that regular, almost daily, exercise is a critical component of a healthy pregnancy,” Dr. Gregory Davies of Queens University, Kingston in Ontario, Canada, told CBS News. However, when it comes to elite athletes and intense workouts, the lines can get a little blurry. Exercise pregnancy guidelines from national organizations, like the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “are inherently conservative as they must be evidenced based,” Davies said. Meanwhile, he noted, popular women’s magazines, websites and social media “have highlighted women participating in extreme sport intensity and duration during pregnancy.” Davies is one of the 16 researchers and clinicians … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How safe is intense exercise during pregnancy?
Kids whose moms were overweight during pregnancy have increased odds of being overweight themselves -- but the connection may be largely genetic, a new study suggests. The implication, researchers said, is that overweight women are unlikely to influence their kids’ future weight by shedding pounds before pregnancy. But they also stressed that more research is needed to confirm their findings. And no one is suggesting that a woman’s weight before and during pregnancy is unimportant. There are plenty of reasons to go into pregnancy at the healthiest weight possible, said Rebecca Richmond, the lead researcher on the study. A high body mass index (BMI) raises the risk of pregnancy complications such pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, explained Richmond, a senior research associate at the University of Bristol in England. Plus, she said, those extra pounds boost the odds of having an abnormally large newborn -- another risk factor for complications. The new study, being … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Study counters link between excess pregnancy weight and overweight kids
CANNON BALL, N.D. – Cheers, prayer and song rang out as word spread among protesters here who for months have blocked a final link of a giant oil pipeline: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had put up a barrier of its own. “The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota,” Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, said in a statement on Sunday. Darcy said she based her decision on “a need to explore alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing.” Her office announced on Nov. 14 that it was delaying the decision on the easement to allow for discussions with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose reservation lies a half-mile south of the proposed crossing. Tribal officials have expressed repeated concerns over the risk that a pipeline rupture or spill could pose to its water supply and treaty rights. North Dakota Gov. Jack … [Read more...] about Protesters cheer as feds push pause on final Dakota Access pipeline link