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83% use the wrong shoes
Elderly people who choose the wrong shoes have a lower quality of life
27 February 2017 9:10
Eva Rodríguez

As people get older, they experience changes in their foot morphology. If they do not change their shoe size along with these transformations, older people – most of whom choose the wrong shoes – suffer, among other things, anxiety, apathy, loss of balance and falls, according to a study by the University of A Coruña.

Spain falls within the average range with 3.7% of deaths due to this ‘chair effect’
Sitting for long periods of time is the cause of 4% of deaths worldwide
20 September 2016 10:30
SINC

The next time you wrap up your work day and realise you’ve been sitting in front of the computer for almost eight straight hours, maybe you won’t feel so proud of yourself. A new study, conducted in 54 countries around the world, declares that 3.8% of all deaths are due to the fact that society spends more than three hours a day sitting down.

How to increase the fat burned during exercise
18 July 2016 9:18
SINC

When we exercise, our body’s oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. A new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the burning of lipids and refutes the value of “miracle” diets: it is not possible to lose more than a kilogramme of fat per month.

Transsexual people are frequently victims of aggression and discrimination
17 May 2016 8:41
SINC

The process of gender reassignment in transsexual individuals is complex. A new study analyses the characteristics of this collective as well as the psychological adjustment they must undergo during the process. Of the sample studied, 81.75% suffered from some type of physical aggression during their lifetime, 31.16% perceived discrimination in the workplace and 22.84% attempted suicide at least once.

The importance of electrolyte concentration in perspiration
Are you what you sweat?
28 March 2016 9:10
SINC

Spanish researchers have analysed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically sound conditions that allow the body to carry out its functions. Excessive electrolyte loss may lead to a medical problem known as hyponatraemia.

Playing football or handball during puberty prevents osteoporosis
2 November 2015 10:30
SINC

Osteoporosis is a serious health issue that mainly affects postmenopausal women. Now, a Spanish study has confirmed that doing exercise during puberty can improve bone health in adulthood. In this scope, sports such as football, handball and basketball are better than others such as swimming.

Mortality map for Europe
Mortality rates in Europe vary depending on the socioeconomic level of the residence area
23 June 2015 11:17
SINC

For a number of years now, scientific literature has questioned whether mortality rates depend on socioeconomic differences among the population. Recently, a new study carried out in 15 European cities – including Barcelona and Madrid – detected inequalities for the majority of causes, concluding that higher levels of poverty are associated with higher mortality rates and there is a great deal of variation among areas.

Contaminant particles increase hospital admissions for children with respiratory illnesses
27 May 2015 9:01
SINC

Particles of less than 2.5 microns emitted by vehicles have negative repercussions for bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis in children. Should their concentrations be reduced to the levels recommended by the WHO, hospital admissions of children with these illnesses would decrease, amounting to a daily saving of 200 euros, according to calculations by researchers from the University of Seville for that city.

Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health
20 April 2015 10:45
SINC

Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analysed the relationship between the regular intake of yogurt and health-related quality of life, it declared that there was no link with the improvement of the physical and mental parameters analysed.

The Mediterranean diet is not only healthier, it also pollutes less
24 March 2015 9:07
SINC

The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-known. As well as being healthier, a recent article concludes that the menu traditionally eaten in Spain leaves less of a carbon footprint than that of the US or the United Kingdom.