Kinesiology and community health professor Edward McAuley led a new study testing the efficacy of a home-based DVD exercise program for people 65 and older.
Fitness DVDs are a multimillion-dollar business, and those targeting adults over the age of 55 are a major part of the market. With names like Boomers on the Move, Stronger Seniors and Ageless Yoga, the programs promise much, but few have ever been rigorously tested.
Fred Kummerow, a 98-year-old emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, explains the primary causes of heart disease. His research contradicts commonly held notions about the role of dietary cholesterol.
A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking).
University of Illinois psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer presented a talk about how physical activity boosts cognition and brain health at the 2013 AAAS meeting.
Exercise doesnt only strengthen your heart and muscles it also beefs up your brain. Dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults.
University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Suzanne Berry-Miller, veterinary clinical medicine professor Robert OBrien and their colleagues developed a method that enhanced cardiac function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice that model the pathology associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) prevents the decrease in heart function associated with DMD.
Marcella Raffaelli, a professor of human and community development at Illinois, is one of the co-authors on a study that found that families play a unique and powerful role in meeting the mental health needs of Mexican youth, especially during periods of stress.
Family members may play a unique and influential role in buffering Mexican youth against the negative effects of stress as they transition into adulthood, suggests a new study by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at universities in Mexico and the U.S.