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‘Hunter-gatherers, modern men use same energy levels’


July 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, hunter gatherers and their current day counterparts expend the same energy levels, says a new finding, upsetting one of the most entrenched popular notions that ... Read more...

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Low body fat no protection against heart risk


June 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A lower body fat level may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, researchers say. Douglas P. Kiel and David Karasik, researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New book reveals steps to lose weight without dieting


April 5th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new book has said that dieting will not make one lose weight, but will instead cause a person loss of lean muscle mass, moodiness, disappointment and failure.Brother ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Keeping fit may cut chronic disease risk in college students


June 18th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Staying physically fit is the way to go for college students to steer clear of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, says a new research.In a study of 564 male ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ethnicity key to accurate obesity measurements


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the current National Institutes of Health BMI cut-off values fail to identify many women as obese, as it does not take ethnic ... Read more...

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Being skinny is dangerous for dialysis patients


November 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that dialysis patients with low body fat are at increased risk of death."Our study indicates that body fat may be protective in dialysis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breastfeeding moms need more aerobic exercise


October 1st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1(IANS) New moms breastfeeding their babies may require more aerobic and resistance exercise to offset temporary bone loss caused by calcium depletion, says a recent study. Cheryl Lovelady and her ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy, exercise ‘helps cut belly fat among older women’


June 11th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Postmenopausal women who take hormone therapy may get added benefit if they stay physically active, say researchers.The team from University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, ... Read more...

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Probiotics may help ward off obesity in pregnant women


May 8th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A study suggests that giving women probiotics from the first trimester of pregnancy may be helpful in preventing them from the most dangerous kind of obesity.Probiotics are ... Read more...

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‘Probiotics may help ward off obesity in women’


May 7th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 7 (IANS) One year after giving birth, women are less likely to have the most dangerous kind of obesity if they had been given probiotics from the first trimester of ... Read more...

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Michelle Obamas toned arms inspire new gym workout trend


March 11th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Mar 11 (ANI): US first lady Michelle Obamas toned arms have been seen by some as workout inspiration and by others as symbols of hope.One such fan is Ann Fox, ... Read more...

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Apple- or pear-shaped bodies dont really predict heart disease risk


December 5th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Nutrition researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have denied that bodies shaped like pears or apples do not completely reveal a persons likelihood ... Read more...

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Blame the blues for your belly love handles


December 2nd, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Older adults who have symptoms of depression have a higher tendency to gain abdominal fat, but not overall fat, over a five-year period, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Weight loss programme or exercise? Both, says study


July 5th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Researchers have compared a weight loss programme with gym membership to determine which conferred the best results. The answer is that both have pros and cons and that ... Read more...

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Normal weight obesity may lead to heart and metabolic problems


March 28th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that people with normal Body Mass Index (BMI) who have the highest percentage of body fat are also at a ... Read more...

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