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Watermelon effectively lowers BP
A pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. 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

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

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for May 25, 2009

New super cereal can help fight obesity, cancer
A new study has shown that soy cereal, developed by a professor of food and nutrition, not only helps tackle obesity but cut cancer risk also. ANI

Mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine unraveled
A husband-wife scientific team from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have identified the cellular defect that makes eczema sufferers more prone to eczema vaccinatum, a severe and potentially fatal reaction to the smallpox vaccine. ANI

Middle-age spread linked to frailty in later life
A new study, conducted by Finnish researchers, has found that people who are overweight or obese in middle age are more likely to be frail in later life. ANI

Scientists identify processes that reduce lethal effects of toxins from superbugs
Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have announced the discovery of some processes that reduce the lethal effects of toxins from superbugs, and, thereby, enable humans and microbes to co-evolve. ANI

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