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New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)
Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported. 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

Chemicals in mother's blood linked to child's obesity
A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly during their first 6 months and to have a high body ma*s index (BMI) by 14 months. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for October 2, 2010

Short and long sleep ups blood pressure in third trimester of pregnancy
A new study has indicated that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester. ANI

Stress hormone opposes testosterone's effects
A new study The University of Texas at Austin has revealed that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol play a critical role in blocking testosterones influence on competition and domination. ANI

Nicotine reduction strategy 'should be made an urgent research priority'
Six leading tobacco research and policy experts have concluded that a nicotine reduction strategy should be an urgent research priority because of its potential to profoundly reduce the death and disease from tobacco use. ANI

Pomegranate juice reduces 'spare tyre in men, muffin top in women'
Scientists believe that pomegranate juice can help shift middle-age spread - it has the power to reduce the fat stored round the stomach - the spare tyre in men, or muffin top in women. ANI

Smoke exposure puts women at high risk of breast cancer
Women who are exposed to smoke are at three times higher risk for breast cancer than non-smoking women not exposed to passive smoking, according to a new study. ANI

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