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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 June 16, 2009

Five Punjab students hospitalised with suspected flu symptoms
A day after seven students, who arrived from the US, had tested positive for H1N1 virus, five others belonging to the same faction were on Tuesday hospitalised subsequent to suspected swine flu symptoms. ANI

Seven students test positive for swine flu, parents anxious
Seven of nine students of an educational institution in Jalandhar, Punjab, who recently visited NASA, as part of an academic tour, have tested positive for swine flu. The tests were conducted at the National Institution of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi. ANI

Consumption of dairy products reduces as teens reach their 20s
Calcium and dairy products play major roles in health maintenance and the prevention of chronic disease. However, a new study has shown that young people actually reduce their intake as they enter their twenties. ANI

Dietary guidelines may slow cardiovascular disease progression in women
Researchers at Tufts University and Wake Forest University have found that following adherence to recommendations for whole-grain, total fat, and cholesterol intake leads to a decrease in atherosclerotic progression. ANI

Depressed people with memory problems at increased Alzheimers risk
Depressed individuals with memory problems are more likely to develop Alzheimers disease compared to people who are not depressed, says a new study. ANI

Expectant mums at increased risk of swine flu complications
Pregnant women, especially those in the third trimester, are at an increased risk of serious complications from the H1N1 A influenza virus, says a new report. ANI

Having higher purpose in life cuts death risk among elderly
A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has shown that possessing a greater purpose in life is associated with lower mortality rates among older adults. ANI

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