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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 2, 2009

Purple sweet potato may help fight cancer
A purple sweet potato developed by Kansas State University researchers has been found to have increased amount of anti-cancer components. ANI

Both good, bad movie characters smoking encourages teens to take up the habit
Smoking in movies encourages teens to take up the habit regardless of whether the smoker is a good guy or bad guy, a new research has revealed. ANI

Lap-band weight-loss surgery can cure obese teens of metabolic syndrome
Laparoscopic gastric banding surgery - the Lap-Band procedure - not only helps obese adolescents achieve significant weight loss but can also improve and even reverse metabolic syndrome, reducing their risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a new study. ANI

Expert says swine flu child toll will double in next year
A leading expert on swine flu has warned that twice as many children will die of the disease in the next 12 months compared to the number of deaths from regular influenza. ANI

Genetic variations linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
Two groundbreaking pieces of research have for the first time shown that genetic variations in the human body can increase the risk of developing conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. ANI

New genes discovery confirms immune system may play a role in schizophrenia
An international study led by researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles and nearly 50 institutions worldwide has identified new genes that confirm that the immune system may play a role in the development of Schizophrenia. ANI

Human blood stem cell growth factor reverses memory decline in Alzheimers mice
Conducting experiments on mice genetically altered to develop Alzheimers disease, researchers at the University of South Florida and James A. Haley Hospital have found that a human growth factor that stimulates blood stem cells to proliferate in the bone marrow reverses memory impairment. ANI

Identification of potential drug target gives new hope for Alzheimers patients
A collaborative study conducted by researchers from UC Santa Barbara and several other institutions has provided laboratory that a cluster of peptides may be the toxic agent in Alzheimers disease. ANI

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