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Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
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 in our genes. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
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 in our genes. ANI

Meta-analysis shows folic acid supplements not beneficial for heart
A new meta-analysis has shown that the use of folic acid supplements does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over a five-year period. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for August 15, 2009

Oz study shows more young people in hospital for booze-related issues
An Australian study has shown that over the last few years there has been an increase in young people being hospitalised for alcohol-related problems and researchers say that alcopops is to blame. ANI

Scientists unveil delinquent duo that exacerbate Alzheimers symptoms
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that when alpha-7, a key nicotine receptor that plays a role in cognitive processes, encounters beta amyloid, the toxic protein found in the hallmark plaques of Alzheimers disease, the two may actually go rogue. ANI

Animal-food consumption doesnt up breast cancer risk
Three human studies conducted in the U.S. have shown that there is no evidence to suggest that animal-food consumption increases or decreases the risk of breast cancer among women. ANI

Scientists move closer to realising better diagnoses, treatments for chronic ailments
Scientists from Brown University and other institutions have moved a step closer to realising quicker and more precise disease diagnoses, and more targeted treatments of many chronic ailments, by taking the first step towards mapping epigenetic variability in cells and tissues. ANI

Less social activity speeds up motor function decline in elderly
Older adults who spend less time socializing experience more rapid decline in motor function, a new study has found. ANI

Dark chocolate cuts death risk in heart attack survivors
A chocolate fix twice a week could be good for heart attacker sufferers, suggests a new study. ANI

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