• Large thighs may signal lower hypertension risk in obesity

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A larger thigh circumference may be associated with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk for developing cardiovascular disease among people with overweight or obesity, according to findings published in Endocrine Connections.
    “In contrast to stomach fat, leg fat may be beneficial for metabolism,” Zhen Yang, MD, PhD, of the department of endocrinology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China, said in a press release. “The most likely cause of this association is that there is more thigh muscle and/or fat deposited under the skin, which secretes various
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  • Early bedtime may help children maintain healthy weight

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Going to bed early and following a consistent bedtime routine may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study published in Acta Paediatrica.
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