Leukemia :: Adult survivors of childhood leukemia exercise less, worsening high risk for obesity and illness

Overcoming pediatric cancer may only mark the beginning of a young survivor?s lifelong battle to stay healthy. While survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) face an increased risk of developing serious health complications as a result of their cancer treatment, for a variety of reasons many avoid simple exercise and healthy lifestyle changes that could reverse the damage, according to a team of researchers based at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Diet :: New clue into how diet and exercise enhance longevity

The traditional prescriptions for a healthy life-sensible diet, exercise and weight control — extend life by reducing signaling through a specific pathway in the brain, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers, who discovered the connection while studying long-lived mice.

Healthy :: It’s not too late to change, lowering cardiac risk later in life

Can adopting a healthier lifestyle later in life help – or is it too late? In a study published in the July 2007 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston found that people 45 to 64 years of age who added healthy lifestyle behaviors could substantially reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce their death rate.

Obesity :: Overweight children not being managed

Children with weight problems are rarely managed by their family doctors, and doctors are missing a vital opportunity to redress the obesity epidemic, new research from the NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity has found.

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