Latest John Thyfault Stories

Cholesterol Medicine Could Reduce Fitness Levels
2013-05-16 09:52:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When looking to decrease cholesterol levels, many doctors prescribe a treatment regimen of diet, exercise and a cholesterol lowering medicine. Researchers from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) have now found that statins, or drugs used to lower cholesterol, may diminish any good done by exercise in obese adults. The researchers looked at one statin in particular, simvastin, better known as “Zocor” in their study....

Lazy chilling out man
2011-08-24 13:27:51

  Acute transitions to inactive lifestyles disrupt control of blood sugar levels 79 million American adults have prediabetes and will likely develop diabetes later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, researchers are focusing on discovering why the prevalence of the disease is increasing. John Thyfault, an assistant professor in MU´s departments of Nutrition and Exercise...

2009-04-15 10:06:11

Poor aerobic fitness is strongly associated with obesity and its consequent risks of heart disease, strokes and diabetes "“ now considered worldwide epidemics. But the underlying link has long puzzled scientists. New research in The Journal of Physiology connects low aerobic capacity to another serious condition "“ non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) "“ and suggests that the resulting liver problems play a crucial step developing obesity-related illnesses. Sufferers of...

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