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‘Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay’


September 12th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about ... Read more...

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Giving babies antibiotics could make them obese later


August 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Babies given antibiotics before they were six months were more likely to be overweight by the age of three, a British study has found.A study of ... Read more...

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Kids’ self-control linked to lower weight


August 16th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Exercising some self control and delaying gratification for longer periods among children at four years of age is linked with a lower body mass index (BMI) ... Read more...

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Stressed out men prefer larger women, study shows


August 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Men usually prefer slim and younger-looking women as they appear healthier and more fertile, but during tough times stressed out men turn to larger women for ... Read more...

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British court orders force-feeding for dying anorexic woman


June 16th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) An anorexic woman, who started controlling her eating habits at 11 and was described as having an "obsessive fear of weight gain", should be force-fed, a ... Read more...

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Unhealthy lifestyle does not affect sperm quality: Study


June 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled, says latest research. Current guidelines warn infertile men about the dangers of ... Read more...

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Less sleep enhances stroke risk among middle-aged


June 11th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Habitually sleeping less than six hours at night significantly elevates risk of stroke among middle-aged and older adults of normal weight at low risk for ... Read more...

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Be nutty for good health


April 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Chomping on nuts leads to higher levels of good cholesterol (Hdl, high-density lipoprotein) and lower levels of C-reactive protein, which can trigger chronic diseases including heart ... Read more...

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Chocolates may help you stay slim


March 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) People regularly eating chocolate tend to be thin, suggests a new study.The findings have been made from a study of nearly 1,000 people in the US ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gut bug link to type 2 diabetes


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) H. pylori, a gut bug, may be linked to type 2 diabetes, the commonest form of this condition, particularly in obese individuals, a study reveals. H. ... Read more...

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Recession beats dieting, gym in slimming people


March 4th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) What hours of exercising, visits to the gym or dieting could not accomplish - helping people shed unwanted pounds - has been pulled off by recession. ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyle lowers mid-age cardiac risk


March 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from your 20s into your 40s may spell lower cardiovascular risk in mid-age, says a new study. "The problem is few adults ... Read more...

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Ban skinny models from catwalk


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Skinny models should be banned from the catwalk, say experts.Academics at the London School of Economics said restricting the use of photographs of underweight models in ... Read more...

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Putting it down on paper can help lose to weight


January 6th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Writing your most important values on a piece of paper can literally knock you into shape as it might make you feel better and obliterate the ... Read more...

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Forgetting to eat can thin out Alzheimer’s victims


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Old people afflicted with the Alzheimer's may forget to eat and eventually lose weight, a new study reveals.Being fat in middle age could bring on ... Read more...

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Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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Fighting gum disease easier when fat cells disappear


November 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) The human body is better geared to fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, go away.Inflammation that continues to brew in the body can ... Read more...

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Thin parents produce children with less body fat


October 4th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Children whose parents are thin are thrice as likely to be lean than those with overweight parents, new research says.The study by University College London (UCL) ... Read more...

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Belly fat linked to development of asthma


September 26th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Belly fat, linked with diabetes and heart disease, could also have a bearing on the development of asthma, research in Norway shows.Previous studies have found a ... Read more...

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Fat around heart promotes cardiac disease


August 16th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed more evidence to show that fatty deposits around the heart, more than the warped body mass index (BMI), promote thickening of arteries.The ... Read more...

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Kids develop comic book characters to fight flab


August 4th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Looking to tackle ills like childhood obesity, researchers came up with the idea of asking children to create their own comic book characters on the theme ... Read more...

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Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) Packing on pounds is riskier for Indians and other South Asians than white people, says a study.While white Caucasian people store their extra body fat in ... Read more...

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Odds of surviving heart attacks can be predicted


July 26th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Is it possible to predict whether someone is likely to survive or die suddenly from a heart attack? Yes, says a new study. Researchers found that ... Read more...

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Go vegetarian to ward off bowel disorder


July 20th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A vegetarian diet seems to stave off common bowel disorder, characterised by cramps, gas, feeling of fulness, bouts of constipation or diarrhoea, say researchers. The disorder, ... Read more...

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Teenage obesity raises cancer risk


June 16th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Men who were overweight or obese as teenagers are more likely to die from cancer in later life, says a study.Even losing weight during middle age ... Read more...

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Low-energy diet can improve sleep disorder


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnoea - a the sleep disorder - could benefit from following a low energy diet to lose weight.Sufferers rarely feel refreshed after ... Read more...

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Some video games seem to keep kids fit


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Interactive gaming can be a step in the right direction for overweight children, says a broad-based survey.The two-year study, conducted by The University of Auckland, is ... Read more...

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Pistachios, not pretzels, are weight-loss snack!


May 4th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Nutrition researchers at UCLA have indicated that choosing to snack on pistachios rather than pretzels as part of a healthy diet not only supports your body mass index ... Read more...

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Pistachios pip pretzel as weight-loss snack


May 4th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Choosing to snack on pistachios rather than pretzels as part of a healthy diet not only supports weight loss goals but can support heart health too.The ... Read more...

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Dementia linked to midlife weight crisis


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who are overweight or obese in midlife have 80 pc higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia in ... Read more...

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Obese patients at higher risk from major complications after surgery


April 19th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has contradicted the notion that a high body mass index (BMI) confers a protective effect, by saying that obese patients are at a higher risk from ... Read more...

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Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke


April 14th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Vegetarians have a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome -- a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.The symptoms are extra weight around the waist and insulin ... Read more...

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Vegans ‘at lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that vegetarians might be at significantly less risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke than their animal-eating counterparts.Loma Linda University researchers, led ... Read more...

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Pistachios support weight management, heart health


April 12th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A study has found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body, making them effectively lower in calories than previously thought.The Agricultural Research ... Read more...

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Smoking doesn’t boost breast cancer risk in obese postmenopausal women


April 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there is a significant link between smoking and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, but it depends on their body weight.A significant ... Read more...

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