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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 March 9, 2010

New research may expand drug arsenal used to fight HIV
A new Canada-US research may shed more light on how to fortify the immunity of HIV patients. ANI

Eating breakfast, fatty diet around conception increases odds of having baby boy
Want a baby boy? Well, then eat full breakfast and fatty diet during early pregnancy, suggests a new study. ANI

Anti-depressants linked to higher risk of cataracts
Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and McGill University have found that some anti-depressant drugs are associated with an increased risk of developing cataracts. ANI

Growing new arteries could lead to biological bypass for heart disease
Yale School of Medicine researchers say they have found a new method of growing arteries that could lead to a biological bypass-or a non-invasive way to treat coronary artery disease. ANI

Abused kids more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea
Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are at an increased risk of suffering unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than kids who have not been abused, a new study concludes. ANI

Female moderate drinkers at lower obesity risk than teetotalers
Female booze drinkers can take heart: A new study has shown that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of obesity than teetotalers. ANI

Prostate cancer patients should not take dietary supplements
Researchers at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, have suggested that during radiation therapy treatments prostate-specific dietary supplements should not be taken as they increase the radiosensitivity of normal prostate cell lines, leading to normal tissue complications. ANI

BPA exposure may cause permanent fertility defects
Exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, boffins at Yale School of Medicine have discovered. ANI

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