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Health News on August 26, 2011

Half of US adults will be obese by 2030
If current trends of steady weight gain continue, half of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030, according to a new report. ANI

Miranda Kerr's habit of consuming coconut oil is harmful, warn experts
US experts have warned that consuming large amounts of coconut oil like Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr could be dangerous for health. ANI

Nasal spray containing hot chili peppers may help ease sinus problems
A new study has found that hot chili peppers, which usually make people "tear up", may help people "clear up" certain types of sinus inflammation. ANI

Chemotherapy narrows woman's reproductive window
A University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) study has found chemotherapy to have a greater impact on women's reproductive health than estimated at present. ANI

Vitamin A supplements could save lives of 600,000 children a year
A study has suggested that children in low and middle-income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness. ANI

Dieting is harder than we think, new study finds
Scientists have debunked decades-old theories on losing weight and developed a more sophisticated measure of weight loss, which takes account of metabolic changes and of differences between fat and thin people. ANI

Mathematical model challenges one-size-fits-all weight assumptions
A new study has challenged the common belief that eating 3,500 fewer calories - or burning them off exercising - will always result in a pound of weight loss. ANI

Moderate drinkers 'less likely to develop dementia'
Moderate social drinking - a maximum of two drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women - significantly reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to a new study. ANI

Workers increasingly seeking medical help to cope with job stress
Concordia University economists have revealed that job-related stress is catching up with workers with the number of visits to doctors rising up to 26 percent for workers in high stress jobs. ANI

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