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Researchers isolate protein that delivers brain benefits of exercise




A protein produced during endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, where it switched on genes that promote brain health and encouraged the growth of new nerves and synapses involved in learning and memory. The breakthrough was reported by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and is detailed in […]




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Hunter-gatherer study contradicts obesity theory




New findings published in the journal PLoS ONEsuggest that diet – rather than lack of exercise – may be the main driver for expanding waistlines in the Western world. The research team behind the study, led by Herman Pontzer of Hunter College, measured daily energy expenditure (calories/day) among the Hadza, a population of traditional hunter-gatherers […]




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Exercise induced female orgasm is real, say scientists




Indiana University (IU) researchers say they have confirmed that exercise alone – without any sexual act or fantasy – can produce a female orgasm, a phenomenon they refer to as a “coregasm.” Researcher Debby Herbenick (pictured), said that while the findings are new, reports of the coregasm (so-called because of its association with exercises for […]




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