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Health News on November 2, 2011

Age, BMI can predict gestational diabetes in South Asians
Age and body mass index (BMI) may predict the probability of developing gestational diabetes, especially amongst South Asian and Black African women, a new study has revealed. ANI

Vitamin D less beneficial than assumed against mortality in old women
Vitamin D does not confer any benefits against mortality in postmenopausal women after controlling for key health factors such as abdominal obesity, a new study has found. ANI

Obesity hormone ups risk of osteoporosis, fractures
The body's obesity hormones are linked to osteoporosis and an increased risk of fractures, a new study has said. ANI

Poor sleep in early pregnancy ups risk of preterm births
Women who have poor sleep quality in both early and late pregnancy have an increased risk of preterm delivery, a new study has revealed. ANI

Active lifestyle cuts effect of 'obesity gene'
Scientists have found that living a physically active lifestyle can substantially reduce the genetic predisposition to obesity due to "fat mass and obesity associated" (FTO) gene. ANI

High dose of vitamin D supplements combat deficiency in obese kids
Giving a high-dose of vitamin D supplements everyday can help fix its deficiency in overweight and obese adolescents, according to a new study. ANI

New tool can tell calorie intake from snap of your meal
For those trying to lose weight but do not want to spent money consulting trained nutritionists or too busy to go through self-help book, help is at hand. ANI

Active life cuts risk of old age depression
Regular physical activity could help lower risk of suffering depression in old age, a new study has suggested. ANI

Sleeping troubles? Try drinking cherry juice
Researchers from the School of Life Sciences at Northumbria University have found that drinking cherry juice can help us sleep an extra 25 minutes a night. ANI

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