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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 December 15, 2009

American teens smoking more pot, less tobacco: Study
A new federal study has found that American teenagers are cutting down on cigarettes only to smoke pot more. ANI

People with gum disease at increased diabetes risk
People who have periodontal (gum) disease are at higher risk for diabetes, according to a study by New York University nursing-dental research team. ANI

50pc urban teen girls acquire STIs within 2 years of first sexual activity
A new study has shown that half of urban teenage girls are likely to acquire at least one of three common sexually transmitted infections (STI) within two years of becoming sexually active. ANI

Sand playground safer for kids
Kids playing in sand-covered playgrounds are safer than those playing on the wood fibre surfaces, suggests a Canadian study. ANI

One in 10 Brit kids will become obese by 2015: Study
One in 10 British children is likely to become obese by 2015, reveals a new study. ANI

How calorie restriction boosts longevity
Scientists have identified proteins that act in the brain during calorie restriction to potentially lengthen lifespan. ANI

Painkiller weakens anti-clotting action of aspirin
People who take painkiller Celebrex and also take a low-dose aspirin tablet daily to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke might not be getting enough protection because the former drug keeps the aspirin from doing its job effectively, according to a new study. ANI

Moderate exercise boosts survival rates for colorectal cancer patients
Even moderate physical activity can significantly reduce death risk in men suffering from colorectal cancer, say researchers.hey found that patients who engaged in moderate physical activity were 53 percent more likely to be alive and free of the disease than those who were less physically active. ANI

Steroid jabs may delay diabetes-related eye disease progression
A new study has revealed that injecting steroids into the eye can significantly reduce progression of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss and blindness. ANI

Coffee, tea cut diabetes risk
Drinking more than three cups of tea or coffee (regular or decaffeinated) a day appears to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study. ANI

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