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  DOES EXERCISING INCREASE APPETITE? Worldwide 39 percent of adults were overweight in 2016, according to statistics of the World Health Organization. In the US, the prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent in 2017/2018, according to a survey of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Concurrently millions of people want to lose weight. Physical exercise is an important option to achieve this. After all, more calories are consumed through sport than when sitting, standing, or lying down. But what influence does sport have on (direct) eating habits? Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Nebraska (USA) have now investigated this question for the first time. Randomized study "In the sports context, we have the phenomenon of people overeating after physical activity," said Prof. K√∂hler, Professor of Exercise, Nutrition, and Health at the Technical University of Munich. "People want to reward themselves and their bodies for being

Sugar may harm children's brain development.

  Sugar may harm children's brain development. New research shows how high consumption affects learning, memory Sugar practically screams from the shelves of your grocery store, especially those products marketed to kids. Children are the highest consumers of added sugar, even as high-sugar diets have been linked to health effects like obesity and heart disease, and even impaired memory function. However, less is known about how high sugar consumption during childhood affects the brain's development, specifically a region known to be critically important for learning and memory called the hippocampus. New research led by a University of Georgia faculty member in collaboration with a University of Southern California research group has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task adulthood. The group further showed that changes in the gut bacteria may be the key to sugar-induced m

Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years.

  Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years. Following a routine of regular physical activity combined with a diet including fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods may be key to middle-aged adults achieving optimal cardiometabolic health later in life, according to new research using data from the Framingham Heart Study published today in the  Journal of the American Heart Association , an open-access journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiometabolic health risk factors include metabolic syndrome, a cluster of disorders such as excess fat around the waist, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. The presence of metabolic syndrome may increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. Researchers noted it has been unclear whether adherence to both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and their 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for American