Current Research from Top Journals

Increased Sedentary Time Linked to Increased All-Cause Mortality

April 2018

It is becoming more common for adults to engage in sedentary activities in Western societies. This study found that both the total volume of sedentary time and time for each session are associated with all-cause mortality, suggesting that physical activity guidelines should target reducing and interrupting sedentary time to reduce the risk of death.

Fish Intake Associated with Slower Decline in Memory

March 2018

The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have been thought to reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease by destroying proteins that can damage memory and thinking. This study found that consuming more than 4 servings of fish per week was associated with slower decline in episodic memory in older adults.

Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Pain and Improve Function in Patients with Fibromyalgia

February 2018

People with fibromyalgia have difficulty sleeping and experience fatigue and weakness. This study found that aerobic exercise may reduce pain and improve physical function in people with fibromyalgia.

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