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If You Are Fat, Blame It On Mom
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 07/09/2013 09:22 PM

Well, not really. Maybe the continual eating of unhealthy food and the non-exercising are to blame for your rotund figure. But maybe also your mom. Not your mom per se but the genes you inherited from your parental units maybe be one of the culprits for your failing battle of the bulge.A new study from the University College London, published on March 2013, suggests that genetics is a major factor in childhood obesity. Now, if you were thin as a child and blossomed to the barrel of a person you are now, this may not apply to you. Anyhow, the... read more

tags: if you are fat, blame it on mom, genome-wide complex trait analysis, gcta, university college london


How To Tell If Its A Cold Or Allergies
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 01/30/2012 07:24 PM

You feel the beginnings of a really bad headache, your throat gets sore and have sneezing fits which could all lead to a migraine.  You think you are getting a cold.  Or maybe its just allergies.  If you are unsure whether these symptoms are caused by allergies or a cold, below are a few helpful tips on knowing the difference.Symptoms of allergies and colds overlap, but studies suggest there are ways to tell them apart.The first is the onset of symptoms.  Colds move more slowly, taking a day or longer to set in and gradually worsening with symptoms like loss... read more

tags: how to tell if its a cold or allergies, virus, immune system, symptoms, headaches, mucus, tips


Drinking Coffee Makes You Live Longer
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 05/22/2012 04:27 PM

Or so it seems.  A number of studies said that coffee drinking is bad for you because it raises LDL or bad cholesterol and blood pressure.  But then new studies came up that said it is good for you because coffee contains antioxidants and may help stabilize intracellular proteons and prevent misfolding and clumping.  With these contradicting results, it is difficult to tell if coffee is indeed good or bad for your health.But a recent study done by the National Institutes of Health and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) said that coffee drinkers are a little more likely to... read more

tags: drinking coffee makes you live longer, new england journal of medicine, harvard school public health


A Magic Pill For A Better You
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 07/12/2012 07:07 PM

The craze for being fit and sporty has gripped the country for some years now.  We no longer see the pot-bellied dad or the rotund neighbor as one of those things we accept as people grow older.  Gyms and fitness centers have sprouted all over the archipelago - from the small, 10 peso per workout session to the more privileged, member's only health clubs, people are  aware of the benefits of having an active lifestyle.Even though getting off the couch to exercise seems simple in theory, it is still difficult in practice.  People lack the motivation to get into the... read more

tags: a magic pill for a better you, erythropoietin, epo, university of zurich, exercise, experimental


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