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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 May 27, 2009

Healthy lifestyles on the decline in US
A new study conducted in the U.S. has found that only a small proportion of adults follow healthy lifestyle pattern, and in fact, the numbers are declining. ANI

Activated stem cells in damaged lungs springboard to cancer progression
Following experiments on mice, an international group of researchers from the U.S.-based Duke University and Cancer Research UK have come to the conclusion that stem cells that respond after a severe injury in the lungs may be a source of rapidly dividing cells that lead to lung cancer. ANI

China likely to manufacture new flu vaccine by July
A Chinese official has revealed that the country may manufacture an A(H1N1) influenza vaccine for human use by July. ANI

High daily dosages of statins may have a negative impact on Multiple Sclerosis patients
McGill University researchers in Canada say that a treatment with high daily dosages of statins, commonly prescribed drugs that effectively reduce blood cholesterol levels, may actually have a negative impact in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. ANI

Scientist calls for more research into vitamin Ds link with Alzheimers, vascular dementia
Based on an analyses of previous studies, a research article suggests that further investigation into Vitamin D deficiencys possible direct or indirect linkages with Alzheimers disease and vascular dementia is needed. ANI

Diabetes drug found to provide protective effects against multiple sclerosis
University of Illinois researchers have observed that an FDA-approved drug, which is currently in use for diabetes treatment, shows some protective effects in the brains of patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. ANI

Green tea extract may help treat leukemia
An active ingredient of green tea has been found effective in treating leukaemia patients, say researchers. ANI

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