Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Obesity Linked to Lowest Earnings

A new UC Davis study has found that minimum-wage employees are more likely to be obese than those who earn higher wages, adding to growing evidence that being poor is a risk factor for unhealthy weight.
"Our study clarifies a link that has been assumed but difficult to prove," said Paul Leigh, senior author of the study and professor in the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. "The correlation between obesity and poverty-level wages was very strong."

"Future research should address wage and obesity correlations among samples that include more African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women," said Leigh. "Obesity is a complex problem that likely has multiple causes. The more we can pinpoint those causes for specific populations, the greater chances there are for reducing its impact.

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Obesity linked to lowest earnings

Whole grain, Bran Intake Associated with Lower Risk of Death in Diabetic Women

Women with type 2 diabetes who ate the most bran in a study had a 35 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a 28 percent reduction in death from all causes than women who ate the least amount, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Bran is a component of whole grain rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. "These findings suggest a potential benefit of whole grain, and particularly bran, in reducing death and cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients," said Qi, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and assistant professor of nutrition in the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Whole grain, bran intake associated with lower risk of death in diabetic women

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Weight-loss Supplement Has Potential to Burn Fair Amount of Calories

Weight-loss supplement has potential to burn fair amount of calories
A new weight-loss supplement tested by the University of Oklahoma Health and Exercise Science Department has the potential to burn as many calories as a 20-minute walk, according to Joel T. Cramer, assistant professor of exercise physiology.

A supplement containing black pepper, caffeine, and a concentrated form of capsaicin, was researched and found to increase energy expenditure by 3-6% ( or burn calories as a 20% walk). Read the details ...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Study: Bone Drug Lowers Breast Cancer Risk 38% in High-Risk Women - USATODAY.com

Study: Bone drug lowers breast cancer risk 38% in high-risk women - USATODAY.com

The osteoporosis drug Raloxifene was found to reduce breast cancer risk by 38% but does not increase the risk of endometrial cancer, the same as Tamoxifene which - although reduces breast cancer risk by 50% - it doubles the risk of endometrial cancer. Read more ...

Vitamin And Calcium Supplements May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer : dBTechno

Vitamin And Calcium Supplements May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer : dBTechno

As common is breast cancer, as simple is how to reduceits risk by taking Calcium and multi-vitamin supplements.
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Hope for Stroke Sruvivors

BBC News - Robot trainer benefits stroke patients - study
New robots - that are still at an early development stage - has helped patients improve arm movement. There is a hope that a machine compact enough to be used in the patient's home will be developed. Read on ....

Is It The End of Baldness?

Gene that regulates hair growth identified

Would the discovery of this gene that regulates the hair growth lead to eradication of baldness, or hair fall in women?

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