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Eating Less Salt Could Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
People who significantly cut back on the amount of salt in their diet could reduce their chances of developing cardiovascular disease by a quarter, according to a recent report. Researchers in Boston also found a reduction in salt intake could lower the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by up to a fifth. (20-04-2007)
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'Stranger danger' threat and lack of green spaces put kids off walking

Relationship between walking levels and perceptions of the local neighborhood environment   Perceived 'stranger danger' and lack of green spaces put off children from walking more, suggests research in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.  
(09-04-2008)

Clever kids go veggie

Researchers at Southampton University have found a link between IQ and becoming vegetarian. The team investigated the link because people who are more intelligent have a lower risk of heart disease, which puzzled doctors.
(09-04-2008)

Children who drink sugary drinks every day are likely to be a stone heavier, according to research quoted in a new report.

 “One of the greatest challenges for soft-drink manufacturers and retailers is the growing perception of an association between drinks with large quantities of sugar, and obesity,” says Emma Conroy in her report ‘Challenges for the Soft Drink Manufacturer’.
(09-04-2008)

Clear link between childhood obesity and behavior problems found

In a study that points to the importance of considering both mind and body in children’s health, researchers report that they have found a clear link between childhood obesity and behavior problems. 
(09-04-2008)

US Children proven to Benefit from Drinking Flavoured Milk

A new US study released today in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that children who drink flavored or plain milk consume more nutrients and have a lower or comparable body mass index (BMI ??� a measure of body fatness) than children who don??�t drink milk.
(02-04-2008)

NICE guideline will help women with diabetes plan for a healthy pregnancy and baby

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health have today (26 March 2008) issued guidance providing clear and consistent advice to doctors and midwives on how to help women with diabetes manage their condition when they are preparing to conceive, after they have given birth and in the cycle towards their next pregnancy.
(01-04-2008)

Overweight American Women less likey to get screened for Breast, Cervical Cancer - but need it the most

A review of cancer screening studies shows that white women who are obese are less likely than healthy weight women to get the recommended screenings for breast and cervical cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill??�s School of Public Health.
(31-03-2008)

Soya Allergy Alert . Vitalite

Dairy Crest is withdrawing from sale a limited number of tubs of its 2kg Vitalite spread because some of the labels say that the product is "Soya Free" when it contains a small amount of soya lecithin.
(28-03-2008)

'normal' outside weight can mean 'obese' insides!

More than half of American adults considered to have normal body weight in America have high body fat percentages -- greater than 20 percent for men and 30 percent for women -- as well as heart and metabolic disturbances, new Mayo Clinic research shows.
(28-03-2008)

Low-Fat Diets More Likely to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease Than Low-Carb Diets

Low-fat diets are more effective in preserving and promoting a healthy cardiovascular system than low-carbohydrate, Atkins’-like diets, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
(26-03-2008)

Weight Loss easier if you're not on your own!

Weight-loss program participants who had a brief, monthly personal contact intervention ??� most often a 10-15 minute phone conversation ??� regained less weight than participants who were in a Web-based intervention or self-directed program, according to a study in the March 12 issue of JAMA.
(24-03-2008)

Diet treatment ready for human trials

A new generation of diet drug which could be as effective as weight-loss surgery could soon be on the market after the announcement that it was ready for human trials.
(21-03-2008)

Breast Cancer More Aggressive Among Overweight Women

Women with breast cancer have more aggressive disease and lower survival rates if they are overweight or obese, according to findings published in the March 15 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
(21-03-2008)

Where you live does dictate whether you exercise!

The neighborhoods people live in can help inspire ?? or discourage ?? their residents to exercise and keep physically active, new research suggests.
(21-03-2008)

Vitamin Supplements May Increase Lung Cancer Risk, Especially in Smokers

Vitamin supplements do not protect against lung cancer, according to a study of more than 77,000 vitamin users. In fact, some supplements may even increase the risk of developing it.
(21-03-2008)


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