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Fitmodo: The New Fitbit Blaze And The Power Of Beetroot

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week: The Fitbit Blaze hits Australian shelves, beetroot revealed as a workout enhancer and Australian scientists discover a family blood cancer gene.

Australian Researchers Discover Family Blood Cancer Gene

A genetic discovery from Professor Hamish Scott and his research team at the Centre for Cancer Biology will help to identify and monitor people at very high risk of developing blood cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma.


Australian Study Aims To Swap Depression Medication ‘Trial And Error’ For DNA Testing/a>

A global revolution in the treatment of depression based on sufferers’ individual DNA could be a reality within ten years, thanks to a major new study by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and Flinders University.


Beetroot Proven As An Effective Workout Enhancer

Nitrate-rich beetroot juice might enhance performance among top level athletes, according to a joint study from The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport.


How To Make Your Fitbit Even More Accurate

No matter how much you wear your Fitbit fitness tracker, it won’t do you much good if it’s not counting steps correctly. Thankfully, we know a few ways to make your Fitbit even more accurate, so you never have to worry about the quality of the data it’s collecting.


The Fitbit Blaze Is Now Available In Australia

We first saw the Blaze at CES 2016 in January, where it got a stack of awards (18, exactly). Fitbit describes the Blaze as its “most stylish, most motivating fitness tracker yet”, and it is now available in Australia. Here’s what you get for the $329.95 price tag.


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