Why still thin people distended stomach? Part 2

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What happens if you have a lot of belly fat? As previously explained, abdominal fat or visceral fat is biologically active and produces compounds called cytokines. This compound increases the risk of heart disease. A study published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases in 2014 confirmed that patients with coronary artery disease and their

What are the long-term side effects of birth control?

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Hormonal methods of birth control are considered safe for most people. But is there a limit to how long you can safely use birth control? Some people take the birth control pill for much of their adult lives without a break. Others use long-term hormonal contraception devices, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), that can stay

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

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As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, we inspect the latest research. Tropical sun The "sunshine vitamin" has a range of surprising benefits. Vitamin D is a hot topic currently, with a raft of studies proclaiming its benefits for

Diets ‘devoid of vegetable matter’ may cause colon cancer

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A new study emphasizes the importance to gut health of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale. selection of greens Eating brassicas such as collards, kale, and broccoli may protect against colon cancer. Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London, United Kingdom, found that keeping mice on a diet rich in

The most franchised company in the world isn’t McDonald’s or Starbucks

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Despite the seeming ubiquity of McDonald's Golden Arches and the Starbucks' twin-tailed mermaid, sandwich chain Subway actually has the most locations of any restaurant worldwide. In 2017, Subway had 43,912 stores around the world, beating second-place McDonald's at 37,241 and third-place Starbucks at 27,339 locations. This number, however, belies the economic reality: while McDonald's and