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New personal branding course educating BYU student-athletes on business in the time of NIL

October 26, 2021
Class teaches principles of success for life beyond college athletics
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BYU joins three medical schools on $4 million NFL study for hamstring injuries

October 18, 2021
Brigham Young University is one of four universities partnering on a new $4 million NFL grant to study the prevention and treatment of hamstring injuries among football players.


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Want to increase your scientific impact? Consider popular media, new research finds

July 27, 2020
New BYU research published in PLOS One found that the more scientific publications were referenced in popular media — mainstream news and social media — the more they were also cited in peer-reviewed literature.
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10,000 steps: Not quite magical when it comes to weight

February 10, 2020
For years now, 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for people trying to improve their health — and recent research shows some benefits can come from even just 7,500 steps. But if you’re trying to prevent weight gain, a new Brigham Young University study suggests no number of steps alone will do the trick.
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Drinking 1% milk instead of 2% milk is associated with 4.5 years of less aging in adults

January 15, 2020
Drinking low-fat milk is associated with longer telomeres in adults. Adults who drink whole and 2% milk experience significant additional aging on the cellular level.
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E-bikes provide intense exercise, but it doesn’t feel like a workout

November 07, 2019
Participants in a new study hit elevated heart rates riding the same test loop on both e-mountain bikes and regular mountain bikes, suggesting that e-bikes can in fact be a good source of high-intensity exercise.
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Can your shoes really make you run faster?

July 08, 2019
Led by Professor Iain Hunter, researchers at BYU studied top marathon running shoes to discover if one could help runners be more efficient
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BYU researchers create a FitBit-like device for figure skaters

January 14, 2019
Project is funded by the U.S. Figure Skating Association
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The way you move post-surgery is connected to long-term success of ACL reconstruction

September 17, 2018
A third of people who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery will have osteoarthritis in their injured knee within 10 years. Within two decades, nearly 50 percent will — terrible odds for getting a debilitating condition with no known cure.
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Study: Patients maintain muscle mass five years after surgically-induced weight loss

June 12, 2018
Newly-published research from BYU provides important evidence supporting the long-term safety and viability of bariatric surgery.

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Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress, study finds

February 13, 2018
Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A new BYU study discovers exercise under stress also helps protect your memory.

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New England Journal of Medicine study: Benefits of gastric bypass surgery persist 12 years later

October 05, 2017
New research coauthored by a BYU professor shows that 12 years after gastric bypass surgery, significant weight loss and diabetes-related benefits persist in most patients.

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Running experts: You've already hit your stride

July 26, 2017
A new study by the duo of BYU professors finds the stride length people naturally choose is the best for them, whether they are experienced or inexperienced runners.

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High levels of exercise linked to nine years of less aging (at the cellular level)

May 10, 2017
But new research from Brigham Young University reveals you may be able to slow one type of aging — the kind that happens inside your cells. As long as you’re willing to sweat.

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Study: Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints

December 07, 2016
New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running.

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Study: Gastric bypass surgery can reduce risk of death even for advanced ages

February 09, 2016
New research from Brigham Young University finds that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery after the age of 35 see a major improvement in long-term survival.

 

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Why your muscles get less sore as you stick with your gym routine

February 03, 2016
The first time back to the gym after a break usually results in sore muscles. Fortunately, the return trip a few days later—if it happens—is generally less painful. BYU researchers are finding out why.

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Whoa there! A quick switch to 'barefoot' shoes can be bad to the bone

March 05, 2013
A new study from a team of exercise science professors found that runners who transition too quickly to minimalist shoes suffer an increased risk of injury to bones in the foot, including possible stress fractures.

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