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Preventing diabetes mellitus

I am 16 year old boy. My father as well as my relatives have diabetes mellitus. If i start going to gym, get into some body building and maintain a healthy lifestyle from now on, can i prevent it?
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Does muscle really weigh more than fat?

I recently dropped 30 lbs through diet adjustments. Nothing trendy, just cutting back on prepared and processed foods and most importantly: portion sizes. 5 weeks ago I started a strength training ...
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How carcinogenic are neoprene coated dumbbells?

I have read in many places online that neoprene coated dumbbells may cause cancer. Just how carcinogenic are they? Would normal use of said dumbbells (say less than one hour per day) be of any risk? ...
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Which kind of muscle has greatest resting metabolic rate; big muscle, or strong muscle?

Due to scientific reports it is held that muscles have an important affect on fat burn, but would the rate be different to big, and to strong muscles? In other words, which type of muscle burn most ...
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What are the long-term side effects of intramuscular oil injection?

Intramuscular injections of oils such as synthol is sometimes used in amateur and professional body-builders to enlarge their muscle volume. What are the long-term side effects of intramuscular oil ...
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What type of exercise is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines?

What type of exercise (HIIT, weight lifting, aerobic) is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines (like TNF-alpha) and increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines (like IL-10)? CRP levels drop with ...
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Why do testosterone / anabolic steroid injection increase the risk of tendon rupture?

In {1}, a physician mentions that testosterone injections increase the risk of tendon rupture. The controlled study {2}, based on medical histories from 142 experienced male bodybuilders age 35–55, ...
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Vascularization, good or bad for health/muscle growth

I have recently started at the gym and noticed an excessively flow of blood and bloated veins on my arm when I exercise them...I googled it...it says that is called vascularization but just that...and ...
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Upper body exercises in limited space

I'm recovering from a serious COPD exacerbation, and want to start building my upper body strength; my goal is both to increase the strength of my chest muscles for breathing, as well as reduce my O2 ...
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Does increasing the size of a weight bar diameter help prevent tendinopathies?

There exist a many products designed to increase the size of a weight bar diameter: https://www.google.com/search?q=Fat+Gripz Does increasing the size of a weight bar diameter help prevent ...
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How do i lose fat and gain muscle at the same time? [closed]

Through diet, cardio vascular exercise and using a Low Level Laser Therapy machine I have lost 4.75St with a daily calorie deficit of approx 700 - 1100 calories below my BMR. My BMI is now 24 (in ...
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How to get six packs by doing exercise at home?

I'm a lazy person . But I want to build my body up , without going to the gym . Suggest me some good exercise routine to get those six packs ...
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