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Study links football to higher odds of Parkinson’s disease

Adult males who played football were associated with higher odds of self-reported Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study. Researchers from Boston University's Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center examined 1,875 adult males who participated in sports,... more »

Study cites isometric exercises as best to help lower blood pressure

According to a recent systematic review, isometric exercises are the best to lower your blood pressure. Exercises like wall sits and planks performed regularly were mentioned as examples in a systematic review and meta-analysis published... more »

Study compares hydration levels of milk to other drinks

A hydrating, replenishing sports beverage is probably already sitting in your refrigerator. A study from Scotland’s St. Andrews University compared the hydration from several different drinks, and found that beverages with a little bit of sugar, fat... more »

McMaster Univ. study shares best weight training practices

A study by McMaster University kinesiologists found that whether using heavy or light weights, lifting them as much as possible builds strength and muscle. The kinesiologists studied many of the popular variables when it comes... more »

Study suggests headers in soccer not as harmful as originally thought

A new study suggests soccer 'headers' may not cause irrevocable harm damage — as long as the technique is properly taught. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) studied the repetitive impacts of headers by athletes... more »

Study: Beta-alanine may help with cognitive decline

A new study co-authored by prominent supplement researchers concludes the popular sports supplement beta-alanine could have benefits for older adults experiencing cognitive decline and depression. The amino acid beta-alanine has been immensely popular among lifters... more »

Cincinnati researchers find helmets don’t protect back of head

A University of Cincinnati Biomedical Engineering professor is imploring football helmet manufacturers to go back to the drawing board in terms of protecting the back of the head. Eric Nauman tested a variety of helmets... more »

Researchers study mental impact on athletic performance

University of Birmingham researchers have found that after performing a mentally challenging task, individuals found physical exercise to be more difficult. This comes by way of a new study that asked 16 men and women... more »

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