The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

 
 
 

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

How Do Fitness Level and Body Weight Status Predict the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes in Women?

Over the past 40 years, there has been a sharp increase in the worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes in women. While some of the increase is likely due to the increased prevalence of obesity in recent decades, an additional important risk factor for type 2 diabetes is physical inactivity....

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Monday, Nov 21, 2022

Do statin drugs increase your risk of developing diabetes?

Statin Drugs and the Risk of Developing Diabetes: Cooper Center Longitudinal Study Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Statin drugs are commonly used to decrease blood levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and have been clearly shown to significantly decrease the risk of cardiovascular morbidity (illness) and mortality (death)....

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Monday, Nov 14, 2022

November is National Diabetes Month! Do You Know Your Hemoglobin A1C Number?

According to the American Diabetes Association, the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. is estimated to be 37 million; with a prevalence of type 2 diabetes that is 10-20 times that of type 1 diabetes. Additionally, there are an estimated 96 million Americans with prediabetes. Both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are more likely to occur in older adults who are physically inactive and overweight, although either condition can occur at any age....

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! That day of extreme gluttony and couch cruising that kicks off a season of calorie imbalance....

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Monday, Nov 07, 2022

What is Prediabetes and Why is it Important?

You may not have heard as much about prediabetes. This is a very common condition where the fasting blood glucose level is between 100-125 mg/dL on two separate occasions. Prediabetes is an important risk factor for CVD, and it is currently estimated that 96 million Americans are living with prediabetes....

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Monday, Oct 10, 2022

Does Usual Walking Speed Predict Survival in Older Adults?

Over the past several years, it has become apparent that in addition to the factors mentioned above, usual walking speed is significantly associated with survival in older adults. In a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, nine existing studies were combined using 34,485 ambulatory older adults aged 65 years or older....

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Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Getting Back to 60 After 2020

At the beginning of 2020, the negative impact of the rapid spread of COVID-19 was immediately recognized in various areas of our lives. Economic decline, lack of social and emotional support, and widening gaps in access to adequate health care were experienced worldwide. Many of us struggled to remain physically fit as the avoidance of contracting the virus became everyone’s main concern....

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Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

Is Physical Activity Related to Adverse COVID-19 Outcomes?

During the COVID-19 virus pandemic, researchers have found a number of risk factors for increased COVID severity....

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Monday, Sep 12, 2022

Does Being a “Weekend Warrior” Exerciser Help to Reduce Mortality Risk?

While most health and fitness enthusiasts are quite familiar with the most recent Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, it’s not clear whether physical activity is as beneficial when concentrated in just a couple of days per week versus spread throughout the week....

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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022

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Monday, Aug 29, 2022

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Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022

Out of This World: What Is the Long-Term Heart Health of NASA Astronauts?

Thinking about the red planet as your destination? At a minimum, a round trip to Mars is approximately 34 million miles with a flight time measured in years! Such a distant destination will require a lot of planning and preparation. Not least of which, it is important to ensure that your underlying health is good enough to make any space trip as there are no emergency rooms or hospitals in space....

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