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Older obese kids eat less than healthy peers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Obese kids who are older actually consume fewer calories per day than their healthy peers, while younger overweight children consume more calories than their healthy peers.These ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemical may cause heart disease: Study


September 5th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Exposure to perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), a man-made chemical used in the manufacture of lubricants, polishes, paper and textile coatings and food packaging, may be linked with ... Read more...

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Belly fat linked to higher death risk


August 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) People envied for their normal weight surprisingly face a higher death risk than the obese -- if they carry a prominent belly, according to latest research."We ... Read more...

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Chemicals in cosmetics may spike diabetes risk


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The presence of phthalates (endocrine disrupting chemicals) in moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes may elevate diabetes risk in women, says new research.Researchers ... Read more...

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The less you sit the longer you live


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Restricting the time you are seated to less than three hours daily might boost your life expectancy by two years, says an analytical study.Similarly, cutting down ... Read more...

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Passive smoking worsens asthmic children’s health


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.Results showed that 53 percent of children exposed to passive smoking ... Read more...

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Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

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Depression linked to heart disease risk


November 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) Depression among young adults can have an unwanted spinoff -- it could elevate their chances of dying from heart disease.Depression or a history of suicide attempts ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

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Sweetener keeps obesity at bay among kids


June 29th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Children and adolescents who eat candy tend to weigh less than their non-consuming peers."The study illustrates that children and adolescents who consume candy are less likely ... Read more...

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Mortality rate down, but BP still cause for concern


April 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and ... Read more...

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Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

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Kids’ meals consisting of white potatoes are rich in nutrients


April 12th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that consumption of white potatoes (non-fried) by children does not displace other vegetables from their meals.Instead, it makes their diet rich in nutrients ... Read more...

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Eating chocolates, candies occasionally ‘has no adverse health affects’


March 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Candy and chocolate lovers tend to weigh less, have lower body mass indices (BMI) and waist circumferences, and have decreased levels of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) ... Read more...

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Fibre-rich diet reduces heart risk


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Consuming food items rich in fibre, like fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products, especially as a young adult, is likely to confer a lifetime of protection ... Read more...

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High-fiber diet ‘cuts heart disease risk’


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make.The study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of ... Read more...

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Kids with less Vitamin D more likely to have allergies


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Children with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop allergies, a new study warns. Researchers looked at vitamin D levels in blood samples collected from more ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels associated with allergies in children


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies.Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... Read more...

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Features of metabolic syndrome prevalent in people with psoriasis


December 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that people with psoriasis have a high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome.The features that make up metabolic syndrome include obesity, high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Kids Living In Apartments Are More Exposed To Tobacco Smoke, Study Says


December 14th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has highlighted rather interesting details about the exposure of kids to tobacco after the findings of the research were published in the online ... Read more...

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Soyfoods protect against breast cancer, lower cholesterol


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Including soyfoods in a balanced diet will protect against breast cancer, lower cholesterol, and support nutrient adequacy, say experts.Soy and Women's HealthA review of data has suggested that ... Read more...

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Being to clean could make you prone to more allergies


November 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has indicated that young people may suffer more allergies if they are overexposed to anti­bacterial soaps containing triclosan.Researchers from the University of Michigan School ... Read more...

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Alpha-carotene in yellow, green veggies extends life


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene, found in yellow and green vegetables, appear to reduce the risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a new ... Read more...

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Food allergies linked to higher risk of asthma attacks


October 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that individuals with food allergies are more likely to have asthma attacks.Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute ... Read more...

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Children, males and blacks at high risk of food allergies


October 4th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children, non-Hispanic blacks and males have higher risk for food allergies than other populations.The study estimates that 2.5 percent of the United ... Read more...

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Indians in US ‘at higher diabetes risk than other Asian immigrants’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Indians residing in the US are more prone to developing diabetes than whites and immigrants from other Asian countries, a study revealed.The study found that South Asians, people ... Read more...

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Most Americans struggle with long-term weight loss: Study


September 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): Researchers have found that only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss.Penn State College of Medicine ... Read more...

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Widely used chemicals linked to ADHD in kids


July 21st, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in ... Read more...

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Fructose intake linked to high BP


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has found that people who eat a diet high in fructose, in the form of added sugar, are at increased risk of developing high blood ... Read more...

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Smoke-free public places law can protect kids from second hand smoke


June 7th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 07 (ANI): Laws promoting smoke-free public places can be very effective in protecting kids from second hand smoke, according to a new study.Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health ... Read more...

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Dieting alone cannot help stave off type 2 diabetes


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Dieting to shed weight is on its own not enough to stave off diabetes in people with sarcopenia - low skeletal muscle mass and strength, a study has ... Read more...

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More exercise leads to less obesity - often, but not always


May 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Contrary to the popular belief that more exercise is more beneficial for being fit, an Indiana University study has found that this conventional wisdom applies primarily to white ... Read more...

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Cholesterol testing can be performed without fasting in kids: Study


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Usually children are asked to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. Now, a new study has suggested that this may not always be necessary."Cholesterol testing can be very ... Read more...

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Kids living in apartments with nonsmokers still exposed to smoke


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Children who live in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke, even if they don't live with smokers, a new study has found.The research from the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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