January 13, 2010

Big Butts Equal Long Life

1 Junk in your Trunk May Add Years to your Life

According to new research conducted at the University of Oxford in England, fat stored on the butt and thighs could help you live longer. While the correlation of body fat distribution and health has long been recognized, this new research specifies that fat on the hips, thighs and buttocks produces beneficial hormones that might effectively combat heart disease and diabetes. Scientists have yet to learn how the body stores fat but believe that it’s partly genetic. For example, pre-menopausal women who carry fat in their lower bodies have a reduced risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But, says lead researcher Konstantinos Manolopoulos, “The moment you go into menopause and your hormones change, you lose your typical female appearance and you gain stomach fat and at

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The World Races to Haiti's Aid

2 1000s Missing after Haiti's Earthquake

As relief workers prepare to deal with thousands of dead and injured in the aftermath of Haiti’s worst earthquake in 200 years, search and rescue efforts continue throughout the impoverished county. The capital city of Port-au-Prince, where the earthquake was centered, is virtually flattened and schools, office buildings and hospitals there have collapsed, killing and injuring untold numbers of victims. Hospitals that have not been severely damaged are full and medicine and medical supplies are scarce. The UN urged international aid organizations and foreign governments to send search and rescue teams and medical assistance to the impoverished country but with only two airports open to private and humanitarian flights, relief efforts are severely hampered. President Obama said his admi

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