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Yoga regimen reduces severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms


New research in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience supports adding yoga as an adjunctive therapy to treat this chronic inflammatory disease.
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Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk


Consistent with studies in other populations, findings from the first local study, The Singapore Chinese Health Study, have shown that a high-quality diet defined by low intake of animal foods such as red meat, and high intake of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and reduced intake of sweetened beverages could be associated with reduced risk of diabetes.
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People with chronic disease are not being active enough


Study of 96,000 UK men and women finds that those with chronic conditions spend considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers.
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Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes


The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Study examines barriers to exercise experienced by dialysis patients


A new study has identified several barriers that make it difficult for dialysis patients to exercise. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), also explored the benefits that these patients would like to gain from exercising, if they were able to do so.
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Mencap and Sport England join forces to help people with a learning disability to get active


Mencap and Sport England have joined forces in a partnership to enable people with a learning disability in England to get active. The Round the World Challenge, launched at Kensington Sports and Leisure Centre in London, is a £1.7 million programme with Sport England contributing £1 million of National Lottery funding. It aims to reach over 4,000 people in 27 communities across England.
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Older caregivers report worse well-being when providing minimal assistance


Providing less than an hour of help to an elderly person can take a surprising emotional toll on older caregivers, says a University of Michigan researcher.
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Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes


Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper(1) of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
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