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Health News on March 24, 2011

Drug prevents Type 2 diabetes in 70pc of high-risk individuals
U.S. scientists have reported that a pill taken once a day in the morning prevented type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease. ANI

Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer
Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms of cancer. ANI

Leafy greens 'could help protect vascular health'
Researchers have suggested that patients suffering from vascular disorders might benefit from leafy greens as it could help increase the availability of nitric oxide (NO). ANI

Mentholated ciggies 'no more harmful than regular ones'
A new study has shown that smokers of mentholated cigarettes are no more likely to develop lung cancer than other smokers. ANI

Exercise decreases salt's effect on blood pressure
A new study has shown that the more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet. ANI

'Junk food' mums more likely to have 'junk food' babies
A new study involving rats suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women who indulge in high levels of fat and sugar are likely to have children who indulge in the same types of food. ANI

Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity
A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans. ANI

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