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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 3, 2009

Jumping gene found to diminish activity of diabetes risk gene in mice
Scientists at the German Institute of Human Nutrition have announced the identification of a new gene that is associated with diabetes, and of a mechanism that makes obese mice less susceptible to diabetes. ANI

Health disparities in indigenous people tied to cultural loss
The health disparities prevalent in indigenous people around the world are closely tied to cultural loss including, loss of language, globalisation and removal from the land. ANI

Why H1N1 flu spreads from person to person less effectively than other flu viruses
Scientists in the US have come up with an genetic explanation for why the new H1N1 swine flu virus has spread from person to person less effectively than other flu viruses. ANI

Link between cancer and human evolution revealed
A new study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) suggests a link between cancer and human evolution. ANI

Mums weight gain during pregnancy puts daughter at higher obesity risk
A new study has revealed that mothers weight and the amount she gains during pregnancy both impact her daughters risk of obesity decades later. ANI

Novel targeted therapy shows promise to eliminate leukaemia stem cells
A piece of research has shown that it is possible to eliminate stem cells related to human acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a notoriously treatment-resistant blood cancer, using a new targeted therapy. ANI

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