At week six they attended an intensive seven-hour, silent meditation retreat. Comfort Food May Be Self-Medication for Stress, Dialing Down Stress Response A new study indicates that many humans might be self-medicating when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat. In the long term, the habit may dampen down the bodys stress response, governed by the hormone cortisol, according to UCSF researchers. In a study of 59 healthy, pre-menopausal women published in pure garcinia cambogia the November issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, UCSF psychologist Elissa Epel, PhD, and her colleagues found that among women who ranked in the top quarter for chronic life stress, having more abdominal fat was associated with lower daily cortisol secretion, and with less hormone secretion in response to acute stress. Researchers used a scientifically tested survey to gauge psychological stress before and after the four-month study, and recorded the womens fat and cortisol levels.
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Weight loss led to reduction in inflammation
“So this program was highly achievable and reproducible. We are not talking about drastic weight loss,” said McTiernan. The researchers measured levels of C-reactive protein, serum amyloid A, interleukin-6, leukocyte and neutrophil in 439 women. At the end of one year, C-reactive protein reduced by 36.1 percent in the diet-alone group and by 41.7 percent in the diet and exercise group. Interleukin-6 decreased by 23.1 percent in the diet group and 24.3 percent in the diet and exercise group. McTiernan and colleagues found a mild dose response, as there were greater reductions in these measures among women who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight.
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adidas adizero F50 first impressions: a 15 gram weight reduction makes a ton of difference
The concept offered a fascinating look into the future of the adizero and now we’re seeing the fruits of those innovations coming to bear, just six months after the initial unveiling. On top of a redesign to the existing adizero F50, the Samba f50 features a weight reduction to just 150 grams. The upper, one of my biggest issues with the boot’s last iteration, has been completely reworked and, in our playtest at the adidas village, performed phenomenally. It’s thinner, it’s softer, and it’s infinitely more comfortable.
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