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Women who eat faster 'more likely to be obese'
Middle-aged women who are quick in downing their meals are much more likely to be overweight or obese than women who eat slower, a new research has found. ANI

European women live longer than men, but in unhealthy manner
A new study has revealed that European women live longer than men, but their longer lives are not necessarily healthy. ANI

Smoking causes more arterial damage in women than in men
A large European epidemiological study has found that the harmful effects of tobacco smoke on atherosclerosis, one of the driving forces of cardiovascular disease, are greater in women than in men. ANI

'Heavy exercise in leisure-time ups atrial fibrillation risk in men by 2 to 3 fold'
A study has indicated that leisure-time physical activity increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in men. ANI

Fat around the heart ups heart attack risk
The fat around the heart - so called pericardial fat - can boost the risk of heart attack, according to a new Japanese study. ANI

Want to lose your belly fat? Eat diet rich in protein, dairy products
A higher-protein, lower-carbohydrate energy-restricted diet has a major positive impact on body composition, trimming belly fat and increasing lean muscle, particularly when the proteins come from dairy products, according to a new research. ANI

Lack of deep sleep makes older men 80 pc more likely to develop high BP
Not getting a proper night's sleep increases the risk of high blood pressure in older men by 80 pc compared to those who got longer, less interrupted sleep, according to a new research. ANI

Cycling fast 'can extend your life by 5 years'
A new study has found that those who take vigorous cycling lived up to five years longer than those who cycled at a slower pace - and the speed was more important than the duration. ANI

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