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What We're Reading

These pages are updated regularly with interesting articles that we've been reading on the subjects of cancer and, more importantly, disease prevention. We hope that you come back regularly to see what is new.

Exercise & Activity
Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging pecs. But experts say it's well past time to discard those antiquated notions of what resistance training can do for your physique and health.
Extreme runner endures downhill slide in health For almost seven days, Steve Birkinshaw ignored his body as it cried out to him to stop running. When he finally halted, he had broken a 28-year ultra-endurance record for running to the summit of all 214 Lake District peaks.
A machine that used to be considered punishment is now a $1.4 billion fitness industry As the weather turns colder, Jen Forman will do what she's always done to get her runs in: She'll go to her treadmill in her home, press start and run until she's done. And she will hate every moment of it.
Lowering the Bar on the Low-Fat Diet The recent revelation that the sugar industry attempted to manipulate science in the 1960s has once again focused attention on the quality of the scientific evidence in the field of nutrition and how best to prevent diet-related chronic disease.
Scientists develop skin patch with on-the-spot sweat monitor app LONDON Scientists in the United States have developed a flexible microfluidic device that easily sticks to the skin and measures sweat levels to show how the wearer's body is responding to exercise.
Kettlebells may improve aerobic fitness Female soccer players who trained with kettlebells for one month significantly increased their aerobic capacity, while traditional circuit weight training did not have the same effect, California researchers found. Theirs is one of the first studies to fi
How Exercise Keeps Us Young Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging. The findings suggest that many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be inco