According to a controversial study published online in the European Heart Journal, obesity does not necessarily determine a persons metabolic health and fitness.
A new study claims that being physically fit at the age of 30, 40, and 50 not only expands lifespan, it also helps people age healthily and ward off chronic illnesses. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have studied how fitness could affect the burden of chronic diseases towards the later years of life- a concept known as morbidity compression. "We've determined that being fit is not just delaying the inevitable, but it is actually lowering the onset of chronic disease in the final years of life," said Dr. Jarett Berry, assistant professor of internal medicine and senior author of the study available online in the Archives of Internal Medicine
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.