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News tag: Body mass index


Long sleepers claim a higher risk of stroke

26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People who sleep more than eight hours a night have a higher risk of stroke, new sleep research shows. The study of long sleepers – people sleeping more than eight hours a night – have 46 percent higher risk of having a stroke compared to people who sleep between six…


Plethora of genes contribute to obesity predisposition

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Scientists discovered that obesity is the result of 97 different DNA mutations placed all over the body, including the the brain, to expert’s surprise. Some mutations are linked to appetite, but others need further investigation, new research announced. In the study, conducted at the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits…


Skirt size predicts increased risk of breast cancer

25 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A recent study shows women who need a larger skirt size every ten years, age 25 to 65 years, have a 33 percent higher risk of breast cancer following menopause. Involving more than 90,000 women, the study performed at Department of women’s cancer at University College London (UCL) offers important…


Running as little as 5 minutes can help prevent heart disease

31 Jul, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A recent study published in Journal of American College of Cardiology brings good news for runners: even a five minute run reduces the risk of dying from heart disease. The study shows even a slow run provides the same benefit to preventing a heart disease as running a race. Studying…