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Having Obesity Gene Does Not Affect Ability To Lose Weight, Study Finds

Having a gene associated with obesity – sometimes referred to as the “fat gene” – does not affect a person’s ability to lose weight, new research has found.  A study published in the British Medical Journal found people with the FTO gene have the same response to diet, exercise, and drug-based interventions as the rest of the…

Rio 2016: 23 Incredible Photos That Show Paralympians In Action

The Paralympics have been underway for just a matter of days and already we’ve seen some incredible feats of strength and resilience.  Abdellatif Baka of Algeria, who is visually impaired, won the men’s 1,500m athletics event clocking in with a faster time than this year’s Olympic gold medallist Matthew Centrowitz, from the United States.  Meanwhile…

Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes By Regenerating Pancreas, Study Suggests

Following a simple fasting diet could help those living with diabetes, according to a recent study. Brief periods of fasting has been shown to regenerate the pancreas, by “rebooting” cells that are unable to produce insulin – the hormone that helps control blood sugar levels. According to the NHS, diabetes is caused when the pancreas doesn’t…

Dance To Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ Blows Every Other Contemporary Routine Out Of The Water

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ may have come out in 2002, but a dance troupe has just given it a new lease of life. With contemporary choreography by Andrew Winghart, the dancers tell the story of one man determined to wash away his heartache.  “A man writes off his ex-lover by manifesting a ‘river’…

Triathlete Chris Mosier Becomes First Trans Person To Appear In ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’

ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’ has long been a celebration of strong, athletic bodies, but this year it’s even more special. The 2016 edition will be the first to include a transgender athlete, with triathlete Chris Mosier appearing naked in the annual photoshoot. “I think the reason I felt so inspired to do it is that I’m…

23 Mind-Blowing Photos That Prove Olympic Athletes Are Superhuman

This year’s Olympic games have had us glued to our TV screens – and it’s not just because team GB is swimming in medals.  Oh no, we’ve been marvelling at some of the jaw-dropping feats of athleticism performed by this year’s Olympians – from Simone Biles’ powerful gymnastics routine to Aisen Chen and Yue Lin’s unfaltering synchronised…

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