Archives of Internal Medicine

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Heavy and Healthy: Obese Can Be as Fit as Thin

New studies show heart health in many overweight people

(Newser) - Overweight doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy, two new studies report—nor does thin always mean fit. In a survey of 5,400 men and women, 51% of participants who were overweight and 31.7% who were obese checked out with healthy heart indicators—normal blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and... More »

Exercise Slows Aging Process

Fit people are 10 years younger, study says

(Newser) - People who exercise don't just feel younger, they clinically are younger—by up to 10 years, according to a new study. And while exercise slows the aging process, a sedentary lifestyle accelerates it, reports the Daily Telegraph. The findings are "a message that could be used by clinicians to... More »

Mediterranean Diet Extends Lives

Menu featuring fish, fruits, veggies, nuts lowers risk of deadly diseases

(Newser) - The Mediterranean diet—rich in fish, fruits, vegetables, and nuts but low in meat and dairy—could help Americans live longer, Reuters reports. Adults whose diets were closest to the Mediterranean ideal were 21% less likely to die over a 5-year period than those whose diets were least Mediterranean-like, according... More »

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