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Gabby Landsverk

Gabby is a nutrition, fitness and health reporter for Insider in New York City. She writes about a wide range of topics related to diet, exercise, athletic performance, exercise science, and wellness culture. Weird, niche or marginalized topics are her favorite. Send story ideas and tips to glandsverk@businessinsider.com

Gabby graduated with a master's degree in investigative journalism from Columbia University and previously contributed research for an investigation on correctional healthcare for the New Yorker. 

In her free time, she plays roller derby for Gotham Girls' Brooklyn Bombshells and Wall Street Traitors. 

 

Health 2020-09-14T21:00:00Z

Turmeric could help to treat arthritis-related knee pain, a small study found

Research found 1000 mg a day of turmeric could help with pain, adding to existing evidence that curcumin, the active ingredient, has health benefits.
Health 2020-09-11T21:38:00Z

Fauci says that he takes vitamin D and C supplements and that they can lessen 'your susceptibility to infection'

In an interview with the actress Jennifer Garner, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he took vitamin D and C supplements.
Health 2020-09-10T22:00:00Z

The keto weight loss diet could help boost sperm count and quality, according to 2 case reports

Two case reports found that a very low calorie keto diet dramatically improved sperm count and quality in obese men in three months of weight loss.
Health 2020-09-10T17:37:00Z

Going on a low-carb diet could be more effective for weight loss than cutting calories, especially for people with insulin resistance

Research from the Netherlands suggests a three-phase low-carb approach could be more effective for weight loss and blood sugar than cutting calories.
Health 2020-09-09T21:17:00Z

A large study found Black Americans are more likely to die from colorectal cancer because they are less likely to get life-saving treatments

New research finds that Black patients are less likely to get treatment for colon cancer than their white peers, leading to higher death rates.
Health 2020-09-09T15:42:00Z

Jillian Michaels is telling people to avoid the gym after getting the coronavirus from a close friend

Celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels reveals she recently recovered from coronavirus in an interview about her new home fitness app.
Health 2020-09-09T15:07:00Z

Subtle signs of ovarian cancer that might be easy to miss, including bloating, abdominal pain, and changes to your period

Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a "silent killer" but subtle symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and urinating more often, says an expert
Health 2020-09-08T18:55:00Z

14 subtle signs you might have cancer, including feeling full and having a pesky cough

Sometimes cancer symptoms are vague or hard to spot. Don't panic, but keep an eye on these under-the-radar signs.
Health 2020-09-04T16:07:00Z

Colorful 'loaded teas' are filling up Instagram, pitched as a 'clean' energy drink. Nutritionists are not impressed.

Popular loaded or boosted tea beverage sold by supplement companies claim to be healthy, but experts say they're no better than energy drinks.
Health 2020-09-03T20:44:00Z

Is it safe to go to the gym or an exercise class? Here's the research we have on fitness centers and the coronavirus.

As indoors gyms finally reopen in NYC, the latest research suggests precautions like social distancing and hygiene may be enough to keep people safer
Health 2020-09-03T10:28:50Z

Eating a lot of processed foods could cause your body to age more quickly, a new study suggests

More servings of processed food in your diet are linked to greater risk of short telomeres, which can lead to age-related illnesses like cancer.
Health 2020-09-02T21:40:00Z

People who eat late at night tend to consume more calories and junk food overall, a study found

Eating a higher percentage of calories after 6 pm was associated with more daily calories, fewer nutritious foods, and more alcohol and fatty foods
Health 2020-09-02T17:22:00Z

The body-shaming Chadwick Boseman experienced is a reminder to think twice before commenting on a celebrity's weight loss

Chadwick Boseman was mocked online for his weight loss related to cancer, showing how harmful online comments about weight can be.
Health 2020-09-02T16:04:00Z

Most people don't know how to safely cook chicken to prevent food poisoning. Here's how to do it right.

Research found common methods of checking whether chicken is safely cooked don't work — you can't rely on color, texture to tell if it's done.
Health 2020-09-01T14:27:00Z

CBD is a cannabis compound used to treat everything from pain to anxiety. Here's how to use it safely.

CBD, a cannabis compound without psychoactive effects, has skyrocketed in popularity. There's lot we don't know about its long-term health effects.
Health 2020-08-31T15:47:00Z

What you need to know about colon-cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

The "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer on Friday at age 43. Research suggests bowel cancers are rising among people under 50.
Health 2020-08-28T14:38:00Z

How to find a natural deodorant that works for you, according to dermatologists

Natural deodorant, formulated without aluminum or paragons, can help stop body odors with ingredients that absorb sweat and fight bacteria.
Health 2020-08-27T15:56:00Z

Bella Hadid says her Lyme disease symptoms have worsened since she turned 18, with daily headaches, joint pain, and chronic fatigue

Model Bella Hadid has dealt with symptoms of Lyme disease for 8 years, starting when she was 14. Chronic Lyme disease is not well understood.
Health 2020-08-26T18:32:00Z

This chiropractor has become an unlikely TikTok star, showing fans how to ease back pain to the tune of 'WAP'

With viral remixes to "Savage" and "WAP" on TikTok, this chiropractor is bringing stretching and back pain tips to a bigger audience on social media.
Health 2020-08-25T21:45:00Z

New York City boutique fitness studios staged a protest, saying it is 'biased' to exclude majority-female exercise classes from gym reopenings

As New York City gyms prepare to reopen September 2, fitness classes are still closed, and studio owners say it's a gender-based double-standard.
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