The Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial in African-American Churches

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Background: Faith-based interventions hold promise for promoting health in ethnic minority populations. To date, however, few of these interventions have used a community-based participa- tory research (CBPR) approach, have targeted both physical activity and healthy eating, and have focused on structural changes in the church. Purpose: To report the results of a group randomized CBPR intervention targeting physical activity and healthy eating in African-American churches. Design:...
Authors: Cheryl Addy, PhD, Meghan Baruth, PhD, Margaret Condrasky, EdD, Marsha Dowda, DrPH, Rebecca Evans, MDiv, Deborah Kinnard, Marilyn Laken, PhD, Allen Parrott, DMin, Tatiana Warren, MS, Sara Wilcox, PhD, Lakisha Zimmerman, MSW, MA

Potential Adverse Cardiovascular Effects from Excessive Endurance Exercise

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. James O’Keefe, Clinical Cardiologist from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, describes the risks and benefits of extreme endurance exercise, emphasizing the importance of moderation. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00473-9/fulltext

Body Composition and Coronary Heart Disease - An Obesity or Lean Paradox?

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of body composition and coronary heart disease mortality. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3to6x5q .

Sitting and Health American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Special Issue, Sitting and Health. Volume 41, Issue 2. August 2011.

Vitamin D Insufficiency

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Dr. Tom Thacher from the Department of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article (available at: http://tinyurl.com/25q2ytu ) entitled "A Critical Review of Vitamin D Insufficiency," which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.