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September 9, 2019

Protein shakes may not be the answer for post-gym muscle pain

Protein shakes have long been touted as a gym bag essential, consumed by gym-goers in an effort to boost muscle recovery and minimise post-workout muscle soreness, but they may not be the most effective way to relieve aching muscles, according to a new study.

New insights into how diet and medication impact the influence of gut bacteria on our health

Research published in Cell has demonstrated that diet can alter the effectiveness of a type-2 diabetes drug via its action on gut bacteria.

Lifestyle, not genetics, explains most premature heart disease

Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young patients with heart disease, according to new research.
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Neck pain

Research Review: Postural instability in older adults with neck pain

The impact of neck pain on the multitude of variables that influence postural control is an important concept and one that requires careful investigation. Decreased levels of physical activity are known to be associated with poorer limb function and consequently contribute to decreased postural stability in older adults with neck pain. The purpose of this cross-sectional, exploratory study was to understand the mechanisms associated with postural control deficits in older adults with or without neck pain. » Read more...