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Obese May Lose Memory Sooner

LONDON (UPI) — People who are obese lose their memory and thinking ability faster than thinner people, British and French researchers say. Researchers at University College London said the study was based on data from 6,500 federal British civil servants, whose health was monitored from the ages of 50 to 60, The Daily Telegraph reported. […]

Study: Exercise Reduces Inflammation

LONDON (UPI) — Physical activity can reduce inflammation, an indicator of elevated risk of heart disease, a British researchers says. The study, published in the journal Circulation, found people who exercised regularly had lower levels of the blood markers C-reactive protein and interleukin-6. Mark Hamer of the University College London, analyzed 10 years of data […]

Heart Attack Signs Differ By Gender

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Women’s heart attack symptoms differ from men’s, with women more likely to feel extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and back pain, a U.S. expert says. Dr. Noel Bairey Merz, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, said a man typically experiences […]

Red Wine, Fruit May Help Prevent Falls

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Resveratrol, found in red wine, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older adults, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Jane E. Cavanaugh of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh said falls become more common with advancing age and are the leading cause of injury-related death among those age 65 and older. Cavanaugh, […]

Study: Moms With Full-Time Jobs Happier

DENVER (UPI) — Moms who work full-time outside the home at 40 are healthier than stay-at-home moms, moms who work part-time or moms without outside jobs, U.S. researchers say. Professor Adrianne Frech of the University of Akron and co-author Sarah Damaske of Pennsylvania State University analyzed longitudinal data from 2,540 women who became mothers between […]

Class Affects How Parents Advise Kids

DENVER (UPI) — Working-class and middle-class parents take deliberate, but different, approaches to coaching children how to cope with problems, a U.S. researcher says. Sociologist Jessica McCrory Calarco of Indiana University found working-class parents coached their children on how to avoid problems, often through finding a solution on their own and by being polite and […]

U.S. Parents' Top Worry: Lack Of Exercise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Most U.S. parents agree couch-potato kids are the biggest children’s health problem, a U.S. survey indicates. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health found that, for the first time, a plurality of adults — 39 percent — rated insufficient exercise at the top of […]

British Women May Wear The Highest Heels

LONDON (UPI) — British women wear an average heel height of 3.3 inches, but one-quarter admitted they often wear shoes with heels as high as 6 inches, a survey indicates. A survey in April by foot care company Compeed questioned 3,792 women in France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Britain, and found at 3.3 inches, British […]

After Marriage: Men Drink Less, Women More

DENVER (UPI) — Men who drink tend to stem their alcohol use once they marry, while women tend to increase their drinking after marriage, U.S. researchers found. Corinne Reczek of the University of Cincinnati, Tetyana Pudrovska of Pennsylvania State University, Deborah Carr of Rutgers University and Debra Umberson of the University of Texas at Austin […]

U.S. Prefers Low-Fat Diet To Low-Carb Diet

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — Sixty-three percent of U.S. adults say a diet low in fat is healthiest, while 30 percent say a diet low in carbohydrates is healthiest, a survey says. Despite traditional medical advice to reduce consumption of foods high in fat, recent research suggests a low-carb diet boosts overall energy expenditure — meaning […]

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