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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 14, 2009

Obesity linked to increased risk of rapid cartilage loss
A new study has shown that obesity, among other factors, is strongly associated with an increased risk of rapid cartilage loss. ANI

Smoking linked to more rapid progression of multiple sclerosis
A new study has revealed that patients with multiple sclerosis who smoke experience a more rapid progression of their disease. ANI

Lens implantation may treat some patients with nearsightedness
Some people with nearsightedness may be provided with stable correction through the implantation of lenses made of a collagen-like substance, suggest the promising findings of a study. ANI

Loud music lovers will only heed experts advice to prevent going deaf: MTV Survey
Loud music lovers would turn down the volume or use ear protection if told to do so by a health care expert, suggests a new Vanderbilt study carried out along with MTV.com shows. ANI

Waste from TV screens may be recycled for medical purposes, say researchers
University of York scientists say that it is possible to recycle waste material from discarded televisions to make them useful for medical purposes. ANI

Grapefruit derivative prevents obesity
A new study on mice, conducted by University of Western Ontario researchers, has shown that grapefruit contains a substance thats a natural fat fighter. ANI

Bottle-feeding can put kids health at risk
New mums who bottle-feed their children might be putting their kids health at risk due to mistakes in the preparation of the formula, say researchers. ANI

Walking or biking to work boosts fitness
Walking or biking to work can boost fitness, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, say researchers. ANI

New wonder pill could reduce weight by 25pct in a week
Scientists in the U.S. have created an anti-obesity pill that could dramatically reduce weight in a week. ANI

Turmeric root cuts breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from the turmeric root, can help reduce cancer risk among postmenopausal women exposed to hormone replacement therapy, according to University of Missouri researchers. ANI

Condoms use linked to reduced risk of contracting herpes simplex virus 2
Condoms use is associated with moderate protection against herpes simplex virus 2, according to a study. ANI

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