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Fad of Matching Diet to DNA Ineffective, New Study Shows

February 20, 2020

Interaction between certain diets and individuals’ genotypes is minimal, according to new research. It was previously suggested that diets could be matched to specific DNA patterns. However, certain types of foods do specifically affect our cells. […]

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What Does Your Body Shape Say about Your Health?

February 12, 2020

Finding your body fat percentage can be an important first step in defining your health goals. However, the location where your body fat is stored is just as important. Discover how different body shapes reveal key information about your risk for disease. […]

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2020 Health Goals: How Much Body Fat Is Healthy?

February 11, 2020

Discover your ideal body fat range. Then, explore various methods for measuring body fat, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each. These include the Bod Pod, skinfold pinching, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. […]

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Starting a New Diet? Get to Know the Fat-Free Mass Index

February 10, 2020

Fitness programs often include a weigh-in at regular intervals, but the number on the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. Discover why the fat-free mass index is a much more accurate way to track progress, as it looks at both fat and muscle mass. You’ll also learn the role that essential and storage fat play in your health. […]

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Fifty Service Members Have Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury

February 8, 2020

A January missile attack on an Iraqi base caused 50 U.S. troops to suffer from brain injuries, “The New York Post” reported. The attack came as Iran’s retaliation for the death of General Qassem Soleimani on January 3. As a review of medical literature provides substantive information about brain injury, doctors and scientists continue their work to understand brain damage. […]

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Understanding BMI: What Body Weight Is Right for You?

February 7, 2020

If you’re tracking your progress in a fitness or diet plan or just want an accurate assessment of your overall health, you probably look at your weight. However, body weight does not always paint a clear picture of your health. Discover why BMI is a superior method of weight management, though it still has its shortcomings. […]

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TGC Professor Discusses Coronavirus Risks, Transmission Rates

February 5, 2020

The new coronavirus strain has killed more people in China than SARS did, “The New York Times” reported Tuesday. On the verge of becoming a global pandemic, the Wuhan coronavirus now infects 2,000 new people every day. A professor from The Great Courses helped us make sense of the respiratory illness. […]

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Toxic Tap Water Far More Extensive Than Previously Thought

January 28, 2020

Dozens of U.S. cities’ water supplies are contaminated with “forever chemicals,” Environmental Working Group reported Wednesday. These chemicals can remain in the body long enough to do damage to our health. Fresh water is one of the most vital substances to life on Earth. […]

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