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Health News on January 11, 2012

Eating out 'not a hindrance to losing weight'
Contrary to what many believe, people can frequently go out to eat and still shed those extra kilos, researchers say ANI

Simple once-a-day jab could help fight obesity
A simple once-a-day injection, which is already used to treat diabetics, shows promise to fight the global obesity crisis, a new study has suggested. ANI

Adults not eating enough fruits and veggies
A new study has revealed that adults from 30 to 60 years old, especially those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, aren't consuming the daily recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. ANI

Lifestyle changes can help control diabetes
Lifestyle changes play a vital role in delaying or preventing diabetes, researchers say. ANI

Physical exercise cuts heart attack risk while car and TV increases it
Physical activity during work and leisure time significantly lowers the risk of heart attacks, while ownership of a car and television is linked to an increased risk, particularly in low and middle-income countries, a worldwide study has shown. ANI

Vitamin B and folic acid may help prevent memory loss in older people
Taking daily doses of vitamin B12 and folic acid for two years improves both short and long-term memory in pensioners, a new study has found. ANI

Caesarean born babies at high risk of asthma by age of 3
Children delivered by caesarean section have an increased risk of developing asthma at the age of three, researchers have suggested. ANI

Moderate marijuana use doesn't damage lung function
Occasional and low cumulative marijuana use is not associated with adverse effects on pulmonary function, a new study has found. ANI

Young women often fail to recognize recent weight gain
Young women commonly fail to recognize recent weight gain of as many as 11 pounds - putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease and other obesity-related conditions, say a new study. ANI

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