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Losing or Gaining Weight after Total Joint Replacement Affects Patients’ Pain, Function and Activity Years Later

Gaining or Losing weight after total joint replacement surgery affects how patients do years after having the surgery to replace worn hip or knee joints. Those who lose weight have better function and activity levels two years after surgery than those who gain weight, according to a recent study at the Hospital for Special […]

Want to Slash Your Risks for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure? Try Walking to Work

People who opt to walk to work, rather than drive themselves or take a taxi, are about 40 percent less likely to have diabetes and 17 percent less likely to have high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Researchers in London, England, studied a survey of about 20,000 people in the U.K.

They […]

Exercise, Alone, Reduces Fat Stored in the Heart, Liver and Abdomen of People with Type 2 Diabetes

Moderate-intensity exercise reduces dangerous fat accumulations around the heart, in the liver and in the abdomen of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is even in the absence of any dietary changes, according to a study published online in June 2013 in the journal Radiology.

Dutch researchers studied the effects of exercise on […]

Excess Weight Leads to Spine Disc Degeneration, Study Concludes

Overweight and obese adults are more likely than normal weight adults to have degenerated discs in the lower spine, according to a study published Jan. 30, 2012, in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

The authors recruited 2,599 adults from Southern China between 2001 and 2009. Their ages were 21 and older. Some had back […]