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Healthy lifestyle ‘cuts risk of first stroke by 80pc’


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Those who make healthy lifestyle choices- such as not smoking, eating a low-fat diet high in fruits and vegetables, drinking in moderation, exercising regularly and maintaining a normal ... Read more...

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Disruption in body clock genes could lead to diabetes


July 14th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A new animal study has shown that disruption of two genes that control circadian rhythms can lead to diabetes.Circadian rhythms are cyclical patterns in biological activities, such as ... Read more...

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Successful dieting may be all in the mind


July 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A protein found in cells throughout the body must exist in a specific set of brain neurons to prevent weight gain after chronic feeding on high-calorie meals, revealed ... Read more...

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Obesity causes more than 100,000 types of cancers: U.S. study


November 9th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Over 100,000 types of cancers are caused by obesity, according to an American study.Excess body fat makes a person vulnerable to cancer by increasing the amount of hormones ... Read more...

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Delay in becoming a mum may be risky


September 16th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): Women who have their first baby at an advanced maternal age may be more at risk of complications, says a recent UK study.The team at the University of ... Read more...

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Women with large waistlines more likely to have asthma


August 26th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Women with large waistlines are more likely to develop asthma even if they have a normal body weight, a new study suggests. Obesity is a risk factor for adult ... Read more...

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Apple-shaped women ‘at higher asthma risk’


August 25th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Apple-shaped women with a waist bigger than 88cm are at increased risk of developing asthma - even if they have a normal body weight, says a new study.It ... Read more...

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More evidence backs the idea a healthy lifestyle can prevent cardiovascular disease


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new research article says that there is a substantial body of evidence showing that the adoption of a healthy lifestyle pays huge rewards in the prevention of ... Read more...

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Why oral contraceptives are less effective in obese women


July 15th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has identified a potential biological mechanism that could explain that could explain why oral contraceptives seem to fail in preventing pregnancy ... Read more...

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Heres why fat folks just cant resist sweets


November 27th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): In a new mice study, researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have shown that obesity gradually numbs the taste sensation to sweet foods and drives towards ... Read more...

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The sorry state of Delhi’s women labourers


July 27th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) They live and work in the capital, but the city's 200,000 women labourers - most of whom work at construction sites - along with ... Read more...

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Peer groups influence teen girls weight concerns


July 2nd, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Teenage girls identify with their peer groups when it comes to controlling their own figures, says a new research.According to the study by Dr. Eleanor Mackey from ... Read more...

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Protein behind overeating and obesity identified


December 28th, 2007 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 28(ANI): Researchers, for the first time, have demonstrated in mice that a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is critical in managing satiety, and is the main cause behind ... Read more...

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