Aerobic exercise the most effective way to lose belly fat

WASHINGTON: A new study has found that aerobic exercise is the best bet when it comes to losing that dreaded belly fat. Belly or abdominal fat – known in scientific communiti

es as visceral fat and liver fat – is located deep within the abdominal cavity and fills the spaces between internal organs. Its been associated with increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and certain kinds of cancer.” When it comes to increased health risks, where fat is deposited in the body is more important than how much fat you have,” said Duke exercise physiologist Cris Slentz, Ph. D., lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Physiology. When Duke University Medical Center researchers conducted a head- to- head comparison of aerobic exercise, resistance training, and a combination of the two, they found aerobic exercise to be the most efficient and most effective way to lose the belly fat thats most damaging to your health.

Coming soon, a sunscreen pill made of natural tropical corals

WASHINGTON: Scientists have identified a new compound that can be used to ” create a sunscreen for human use”. Researchers at Kings College London have discovered how coral produces natural sunscreen compounds to protect itself from damaging UV rays.

Coral is an animal that has a unique symbiotic partnership with algae that lives inside it – the algae use photosynthesis to make food for the coral and the coral waste products are used by the algae for photosynthesis.

Because photosynthesis needs sunlight to work, corals must live in shallow water, which means they are vulnerable to sunburn.

Latest mobile technology is alt39 of little or no interestalt39 to older generation

LONDON : A study has found that the advanced functions of the latest mobile phones fail to make an impression on people who are over their 60s.

The study by Ofcom showed that only one in 20 of the age group owns a smartphone, compared to 17 percent of those aged between 55 and 64, and it also found that there was no increase between 2010 and 2011 in those over 65 using their phones to access the Internet.

According to the latest figures, 91 percent of UK adults of all ages currently own or use a mobile and one in four owns a smartphone, but only 39 percent of the over 65s use a mobile purely for phone calls, while 55 percent use text messages.

Research conducted by Cambridge University indicated that more than half of the over- 50s in the UK felt nervous using an electronic product they had not seen before.

Hands- on dads make for smarter better behaved kids

WASHINGTON: Fathers who are actively involved in raising their children, even if they donalt39t live with them, can help make their offspring smarter and better behaved, according to a new research.

” Fathers make important contributions in the development of their childrens behaviour and intelligence,” says Erin Pougnet, a PhD candidate in the Concordia University Department of Psychology and a member of the CRDH. ” Compared with other children with absentee dads, kids whose fathers were active parents in early and middle childhood had fewer behaviour problems and higher intellectual abilities as they grew older – even among socio- economically at- risk families,” she added.

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