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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 July 13, 2009

Delay in repairing torn ligament ups athletes physical disability risk
A new study has revealed that delay in repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in athletes, as young as 14, is likely to elevate the risk of physical disability. ANI

Women avoid late marriage, men tight pants to escape infertility
Women better avoid late marriage and men tight pants, for they may lead to fewer babies, according to a Malaysian study. ANI

Restricted antipsychotic drug use may have caused extra deaths among schizophrenics
Thousands of extra deaths among schizophrenia patients worldwide may have resulted because of the restrictions imposed by authorities on the use of antipsychotic drug clozapine over safety concerns, suggests a new piece of research. ANI

Bath time injuries rising among kids
Bathtubs and showers are associated with nearly half of the injuries in kids, and the rate is still increasing drastically, according to a new study. ANI

Heavy, daily drinking ups high-grade prostate cancer risk
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) say that heavy, daily drinking increases the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. ANI

Ultrasound better than symptom analysis in detecting ovarian cancer
A new study conducted by doctors at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center-Markey Cancer Center suggests that ultrasound outperforms symptom analysis when it comes to detecting ovarian cancer among women. ANI

Middle-aged men twice as likely to have diabetes
Middle-aged men are almost twice as likely to have diabetes compared to their female counterparts, according to a new study. ANI

Slow blood flow hinders statins protective effect
Imperial College London scientists say that slow blood flow in arteries may hinder the protective effect of statins. ANI

Alzheimers patients may not benefit from eating brain food fish
People with Alzheimers disease may not benefit from eating fish, even though it is considered to be a brain food, say American researchers. ANI

Fish oil supplements can cut memory loss in the elderly
A study carried out by American bioscience company Martek suggests that taking fish oil supplements can reduce memory loss in old age. ANI

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