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Health News on March 8, 2011

Eating disorders prevalent among adolescents: US study
A new US study has found that eating disorders are prevalent in the adolescent population and are associated with other psychiatric disorders, role impairment, and suicidality. ANI

Exercise can make you want sugary foods even more
Exercise can increase people's desire to eat sugary foods such as doughnuts, making it difficult to lose weight, a study has revealed. ANI

High levels of 'good' cholesterol may decrease bowel cancer risk
A new research suggests that high levels of 'good' (high density lipoprotein) HDL cholesterol decrease the risk of bowel cancer. ANI

How veggies protect against cancer
A new research by scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown how vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage help reverse or prevent cancers and other aging-related diseases. ANI

Mediterranean diet a sound recipe for healthy living
Apart from preventing metabolic syndrome, Mediterranean diet also has positive effects on individual risk factors such as waist size, HDL cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels, blood pressure levels and glucose metabolism, according to a new study. ANI

Mother's poor diet during pregnancy "can make child diabetic'
A poor diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of a woman's children developing diabetes later in life, according to a study. ANI

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