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Why some people develop medical complications of obesity while others don't
Scientists have discovered new gene sites that affect nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). ANI

'Apple shaped' obesity, other forms 'equally risky'
A new study has challenged previous findings that obese people who are 'apple shaped' (fat deposits in the middle of the body) are at higher risk of heart attacks. ANI

Dog walkers '34pc more likely to reach exercise benchmarks'
A Michigan State University researcher has found that people who owned and walked their dogs were 34 percent more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity. ANI

Depression may increase kidney failure risk
Depression is linked to an increased risk of developing kidney failure in the future, according to a new study. ANI

Coffee drinking linked to lower stroke risk in women
Consuming more than a cup of coffee a day is linked to a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, says a new study. ANI

How broccoli fights cancer
Scientists have discovered how broccoli and its veggie cousins fight cancer. ANI

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