Lipid identified in human breast milk may play important role in early childhood weight

Source:Joslin Diabetes Center Summary:A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is in human breast milk. The authors of the study propose that 12,13-diHOME, as well as linked pathway metabolites from breast milk, have a protective effect against obesity development in offspring. They also suggest that a single bout of maternal exercise may boost levels of the metabolite […]

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Low-intensity exercise during adolescence may cut schizophrenia risk

Source:University of Tsukuba Summary:Researchers have found that low-intensity exercise, which is associated with improved mental function, has a protective effect against symptoms of schizophrenia in adolescent mice. These findings may facilitate the development of exercise programs to help prevent schizophrenia in humans. Although schizophrenia is increasingly understood as a neurodevelopmental disorder, environmental factors are known […]

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Exercise is scientifically proven to provide relief from chronic low back pain (CLBP), but a new UNSW Sydney systematic review shows researchers are still unsure as to why it's beneficial.

The study, published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice recently, was a collaboration between researchers from UNSW Medicine and NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia), led by Professor James McAuley. Their aim was to better understand why back pain researchers think exercise helps people with CLBP. The study’s senior author Dr Matt Jones, accredited exercise physiologist, clinician and […]

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Alcohol use: Weighing risks and benefits

Moderate alcohol use has possible health benefits, but it’s not risk-free. Understanding the risks and any possible health benefits of alcohol often seems confusing; that’s understandable, because the evidence for moderate alcohol use in healthy adults isn’t certain. Researchers know surprisingly little about the risks or benefits of moderate alcohol use in healthy adults. Almost […]

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The Magic of Organizing around Customer Journeys – and How to do it

Key Takeaways Your cross-functional teams may not be as cross-functional as you think. Many teams are still slowed down by being dependent on others, and to fix that you need to include at least some of those other people in your cross-functional teams. Even cross-functional teams are oftentimes not working close enough together with other […]

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