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You can’t be fat and fit says study

A major new study has found that obese people are at an increased risk of stroke or heart failure even if they might appear healthy and do not display any of the warning signs like diabetes...
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Obesity linked to 11 types of cancer

Colon, breast, pancreas and ovary cancer are amongst a list of 11 cancers that researcher have warned those who are overweight are more susceptible to developing...
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Forget fat, think fit

Researchers have found the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy heart was being fit, irrespective of ‘fat’ scores such as body mass index, waist-to-hip or waist-to-height ratio...
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Dieting success hardwired into the brain

A new research paper has found that the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual brain structure...
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Microplastics give cause for concern

There is no clear evidence of possible health risks of microplastics but is possible that microplastics eaten by fish and other seafood can release harmful substances that eventually end up in food...
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Move more to reduce risk of early death

The adverse health effects of sitting for prolonged periods are well known but a paper published today in The Lancet found that one hour of exercise per day can reduce risk of early death...
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Simplee Aloe supports Kew Gardens crowdfunder

Simplee Aloe are supporting the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with their pioneering crowdfunding campaign with the goal of driving awareness of Aloe vera. Funds raised will allow scientists to...
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Life without plastic

A family of five from Styria completely avoided plastics in their home environment for several months. Environmental medicine experts from MedUni Vienna monitored them and analyzed their urine...
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Childhood trauma linked to weak immune system

Childhood trauma and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research from the University of Eastern Finland. These changes were observed in a population...
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Tea panel disputes throat cancer research

The Tea Advisory Panel has issued a statement disputing the IARC ’s ruling for very hot beverages regarding throat cancer, affirming it has no relevance to the great British cuppa...
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