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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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Long commutes could damage your health


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Overall health of people who spend long hours behind the steering wheel commuting to and from office is likely to be affected, says a study.A report ... 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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Wider hips protect against diabetes


January 24th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Wider hips can reduce chances of premature death by protecting against metabolic disorders such as diabetes."We knew that higher hip circumference was protective against metabolic diseases ... Read more...

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Exposure to bodycare products linked to childhood obesity


January 21st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Exposure to a class of chemicals known as phthalates, found in personal care products, could be triggering obesity in young children and waist circumference. Phthalates are ... Read more...

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‘Use canola or olive oil for better health’


January 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) When a recipe calls for ghee or butter, substitute it with canola or olive oil for better health. Both these oils can help you to ... Read more...

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Apparently healthy, but risk of heart disease exists


October 25th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 25 (IANS) People who do not have the traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis or build-up of fat in artery walls show discrete signs for it, new research says."The ... 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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Weight loss improves testosterone levels


June 5th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jun 5 (IANS) Obese men who lose weight can secrete more testosterone, the principal male sex hormone.Low testosterone levels and symptoms of male sex-related problems due to obesity may ... Read more...

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Sleepy child? Factor in obesity, asthma


May 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) If your child dozes off too much in the day time, there could be more to it than meets the eye. Obese, asthmatic, anxious or depressed ... Read more...

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Beer belly or muffin top double mortality risk in heart disease patients


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Coronary artery disease patients who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere, according to ... Read more...

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UK young girls’ waistlines 4 inches larger now than 30 yrs ago!


April 14th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has raised the alarm over rising levels of obesity in the UK - it found that the waistlines of young girls are four inches larger ... 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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Men who feel discriminated likely to have bigger tummy


April 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A new research from Purdue University has suggested that people, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination are likely to see their waistlines expand."This study found that ... Read more...

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Metabolic syndrome may up liver cancer risk


April 4th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): A new study has found that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the ... 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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Beware of passion busters in the bedroom


March 29th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Many of the daily habits -- from the cold remedies you use to the food you eat -- could be behind your flagging libido.Treating the problem ... Read more...

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Being apple ‘no worse for health’ than being a pear


March 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Being an "apple" shape is no less healthy than being a "pear," says a new study that upsets the popular belief. Studies found that being an ... Read more...

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‘Apple shaped’ obesity, other forms ‘equally risky’


March 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study has challenged previous findings that obese people who are 'apple shaped' (fat deposits in the middle of the body) are at higher risk of heart ... Read more...

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Taking regular breaks from sitting good for heart, waistline


January 12th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Get up and move around as often as you can, for it's good for your heart and waistline, says a new study.The study links the total amount of ... Read more...

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Healthy habits in youth linked to better cholesterol levels in adulthood


January 4th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that adopting healthy habits in youth is associated with more favourable cholesterol levels in adulthood.Costan G. Magnussen, of University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, ... Read more...

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Bulging waistlines put women at higher cancer risk


December 29th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Women with bulging waistlines are at higher risk of developing cancer, warn experts.Despite the popular belief that men suffer most from middle-age spread, UK government figures have shown ... Read more...

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Body fat distribution linked to a higher risk of ER-negative breast cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that body fat distribution does not play an important role in the incidence of every subtype of premenopausal breast cancer, but is associated ... Read more...

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Regular exercise may prevent middle-age weight gain


December 15th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that young adults, particularly women, who maintained high levels of moderate and vigorous activity over a period of 20 years experienced smaller gains ... Read more...

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Obese kids show signs of heart disease aged just 15


November 26th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high ... Read more...

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Combining aerobic and resistance training helpful for diabetics


November 24th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): In a study, scientists found that performing a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was associated with improved glycemic levels among patients with type 2 diabetes, compared ... Read more...

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Binge drinkers at ‘higher risk of heart disease’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has indicated that Belfast's binge drinking culture could be behind the country's high rates of heart disease.The study, which compares drinking patterns of middle aged ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D leads to ‘chubbier kids, faster weight gain’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A study by the University of Michigan has revealed that kids who are deficient in vitamin D accumulated fat around the waist and gained weight more rapidly than ... Read more...

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Following healthy lifestyle tips could prevent bowel cancer


October 27th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has indicated that almost a quarter of colorectal (bowel) cancer cases could be prevented if people followed healthy lifestyle advice in five areas including diet ... Read more...

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Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children


October 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia has found ... Read more...

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Clinical trials show effective weight loss strategies for obese


October 10th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lifestyle interventions, including physical activity and structured weight loss programs can result in significant weight loss.In a one-year intensive lifestyle intervention study ... Read more...

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Large waist size linked to higher diabetes rates among Americans


October 8th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 08 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a higher rate of diabetes seen among adult Americans when compared to peers in England is explained primarily by a larger waist ... Read more...

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Diet, exercise intervention ‘benefits patients at heart disease risk’


September 14th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A new study has found that an intervention delivered in a primary care setting aimed at getting patients at risk for heart disease to increase their physical activity ... Read more...

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Women with larger waistlines likely to die early


August 11th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Women with larger waistlines are two times more likely to die young, reveals a study. Being fat around the middle was already known to be linked to inflammation, insulin ... Read more...

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