Tuesday, 22 January 2013

What time of the day should you have your cholesterol test?

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Most of us have been told to have "fasting" cholesterol test. As you would NO DOUBT be aware - being a faithful reader of this site (yes, YOU) - my previous posts have outlined studies showing that fasting is not all that necessary for cholesterol test.

Fasting for cholesterol test is not absolutely necessary - more evidence

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My previous post discussed about a recent study showing that fasting is usually not necessary for cholesterol test. To further strengthen this argument, here is another older study to support this.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Diets rich in Berry cut down Heart Attack risk by one third

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For those of you who enjoy eating berries - GOOD NEWS! Your risk of heart attack is reduced by one third.

What kind of berries you ask?

Friday, 18 January 2013

Can you have too many video game memorabilia?

Image with permission - Guinness World Records

Just how many video game memorabilia can one person have?

Fifty? Eighty? Two hundred?

You only need 4 minute 58 seconds to beat Super Mario

Video proof from Andrew Gardikis

Super Mario, the addictive nintendo game that took up a big part of some of our childhood. Many hours have been spent by kids (and adults) on playing and trying to beat this game, and many times have parents had to yell at kids to "stop wasting so much time playing" it.

Well, honestly, it doesn't really take that long to play Super Mario.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Antibiotics in uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infection: Is it necessary?

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Remember the last time you were sick and coughing and your doctor prescribed you with some antibiotics and you felt better after a few days? Ever wondered whether you would have felt any different without the antibiotics?

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Aerobic exercise improve psychosocial well-being in obese adolescents

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Obesity can often be associated with low self esteem, depression, body image dissatisfaction. As an adolescent, this is further exacerbated by being teased in school, not being able to perform as well in sports, and sometimes social isolation as a consequence of these.

Diet and exercise are the way to lose weight. Reducing calorie intake by decreasing dietary intake by a significant amount is the best way to lose weight. Exercise to burn off calorie, on the other hand, struggles to keep up to anywhere near impact of diet.

However, there are other more important benefits associated with exercise.