waist to hip ratio

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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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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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...

Posted in Health Science |

The science behind Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s beauty


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Late Dame Elizabeth Taylor was considered the 'most beautiful woman in the world'. But what was it about her beauty, exactly, that made it so special?Of course, she ... 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...

Posted in Health |

‘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...

Posted in Health Science |

Taking more steps every day can keep diabetes at bay


January 14th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that simply taking more steps every day not only helps ward off obesity but also reduces the risk of diabetes.While previous studies ... 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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Apple or pear-shaped body? Blame it on your genes


October 11th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Our propensity to be apple- or pear-shaped lies partly in our genes. And they shape female shaopes more than males one.A team from the Cambridge, Oxford ... Read more...

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Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs


October 11th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Men’s perfect lovers come with a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7


August 26th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Math has solved many a complex equations over the years, and now it can also find you the perfect answer to who might be the best lover for ... Read more...

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Now, a math formula to find you your perfect lover


August 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24 (ANI): Math has solved many a complex equations over the years, and now it can also find you the perfect answer to who might be the best lover for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women with wider hips may suffer memory loss later


July 15th, 2010 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Women now have yet another reason to shed extra fats as a study shows that those having wider hips are more likely to suffer from the problem of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Belly fat ‘increases dementia risk’


May 20th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): People with fat stomachs could be at a greater risk of developing dementia, scientists from Boston University School of Medicine have warned.For the study, Sudha Seshadri, and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Let Jill And Jack Play And Eat Well


April 28th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla – CNS(CNS): With increasing affluence and socioeconomic changes, India, like the rest of the world, is witnessing an obesity epidemic, especially in children and adolescents. According to one study, ... Read more...

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Attractiveness also depends on where you stay


December 25th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Do good-looking people really benefit from their looks, and in what ways? A team of researchers found that attractive people have more social relationships and an increased sense ... Read more...

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Being a career woman could affect fertility


April 16th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 16 (ANI): The modern women with successful careers and high stress levels to match may be damaging their chances of having children, a study has found.According to the research, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity ups gums disease risk


April 5th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Obese people are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease than normal-weight individuals, according to a new study.Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University ... Read more...

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”Marilyn Monroe” hormone that gives women hour-glass figures identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers have found the "Marilyn Monroe" hormone, which is linked to an hour-glass body shape in women, and also makes the ladies move from one man to ... Read more...

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Blame career women for untimely death of the sexy hourglass figure


January 9th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): The classic hourglass figure made famous by Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe is dying out, and the people responsible for it are the high-powered career women, say ... Read more...

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Bigger a woman’s waist, more successful she is


December 5th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) A bigger waist in women might be the key to economic success and compensate her in other beneficial ways.A thin waist with wide hips and matching bust ... Read more...

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Having an imperfect body can actually be good for you


December 3rd, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Having an imperfect body may not be all that bad, says a new article, which claims that imperfections come with substantial benefits for some women.The report has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Large waistline can almost double premature death risk


November 13th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Carrying too much flab around the middle can almost double your risk of dying prematurely, even if the overall weight is normal, a shocking new research has ... Read more...

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Being overweight may be bad for your hips and knees


October 26th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that being overweight, particularly if one has a higher than average body mass index, may increase the persons risk of developing severe ... Read more...

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Obese people may carry asthma trait


August 5th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): People who are obese with asthma may carry a specific trait that causes them to have poorer asthma control than their slim counterparts, suggests a new research.In ... Read more...

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an important cardiovascular disease risk factor


June 14th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that rheumatoid arthritis is an important cardiovascular disease risk factor.The study found that risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for people with rheumatoid ... Read more...

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High waist-to-hip ratio predicts increased heart-disease risk


December 11th, 2007 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 11 (ANI): A recent research has revealed that people who have a large waist-hip ratio are more prone to heart disease.It was found that abdominal obesity is a powerful ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plain Janes genetically tuned to prey on handsome hunks


November 27th, 2007 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
London , Nov 27(ANI): Scientists have revealed that ugly women are more likely to prey on handsome hunks so that their children have better chance of being born good-looking.This in turn means ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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