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Men and women are more likely to succumb to alcohol than to sugary snacks or big helpings, British researchers suggest. Birmingham University researcher Heather McKee said this could be because people tend to underestimate the number of calories alcohol contains compared to food. For the study, the researchers gave eighty

Carrying too much fat around your belly? Here’s good motivation to trim down: a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that people with abdominal fat have a higher risk of getting heart disease and cancer than people with the same amount of fat

When it comes to reducing mortality rates of breast cancer survivors, two separate studies found that running outpaced walking.  For the first study, published in in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers from the Berkeley Lab followed 986 breast cancer survivors. Over the course of nine years, 33 of 714

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A new study, published in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes, suggests that polyunsaturated fat – found in olive oil, nuts and seeds and oily fish – keeps fat away from the abdomen and liver. Researchers focused on 39 young, healthy adult men and women, all of who ate an

Finally, the news we have all been waiting for – eating chocolate will help you eat less during the day. At least, according to neuroscientist, Dr Will Clower, who penned the book Eat Chocolate Lose Weight. Clower says that studies on numerous people have reportedly proved his theory right.  “What we

Thanks to a balanced diet and daily four-mile runs Victoria Beckham is fit and fab at 39. In an interview with Allure magazine the Spice Girl-turned-fashion-powerhouse said she maintains her girlish figure by running on the treadmill at 6 am every morning and following a portion-controlled diet. While her rail-thin

Findings published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggest that America’s no under-21 drinking law helps protect the youth. The finding revealed lower rates of drunk-driving related accidents, as well as the youth being protected against various dangers related to heavy drinking, such as suicide, dating-related violence

Men report to a higher rate of happiness when it came to their weight, shape, appearance – and the way they are perceived by others. In contrast, women were found to be more self-conscious and slightly less satisfied, with their happiness levels at around 49%. Women are also much more

Preferring to choose very clean and lean foods and avoid fried foods, wheat and diary, reality tv star Millie Mackintosh has adopted a completely holistic way of eating.  Speaking to TV Extra magazine, the former Made in Chelsea star said: “I feel so energised now. I absolutely love Gwyneth’s website,

With around 400 men in UK being diagnosed with breast cancer each year, the causes of male breast cancer are still poorly understood. This is partly due to the fact that it so rare.  A new study that looked at data from around the world, found that obesity and several other