Vertebral Discs Show New Cell Growth With Exercise

Swedish investigators reported at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Conference that in rats, one hour of exercise daily on a treadmill increased new cell growth in the vertebral discs compared with rats just allowed their usual activities. This is encourging news as regular daily exercise may help prevent disc related problems.…

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Addiction: Rich Foods

One study found that when rats were given unrestricted access to tasty, calorie-rich food they ate twice as much and gained substantial weight.Measurements in their brains indicated that the threshold for experiencing reward was elevated (in other words, they worked harder for the brain stimulus) and their overeating was not diminished by electrical shock to…

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