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Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children
A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia has found that waist circumference is a better indicator of a childs risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life, as compared to BMI. ANI

Internal body temperature regulates body clock
Fluctuations in internal body temperature regulate the bodys circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls metabolism, sleep and other bodily functions, revealed UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. ANI

Egyptian mummies discovery indicates 'cancer is man-made'
A study of ancient remains has found that cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by pollution and changes to diet and lifestyle. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for October 12, 2009

Even cycling at relaxed pace is good for health
A new study has found that if New Zealanders increased their cycling to the modest levels of the 1980s, their health would improve significantly. ANI

Detox diets can cause the body to break down
Any diet or detox program involving fasting could cause the body to break down, experts have warned. ANI

Imagination can reduce persistent abdominal pain in kids
A new study has revealed that children with persistent abdominal pain who use audio recordings of guided imagery along with standard medical treatment are three times more likely to improve the problem. ANI

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