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Girls who drink milk have less fat, lower BMI

Girls who drink more milk carry less body fat and have a lower body mass index (BMI), according to a study of 1,001 teens in Portugal.

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Healthy eating interventions in pregnancy effective and safe

Healthy eating interventions are effective, safe and potentially cost-effective ways to manage weight gain in pregnant women, according to researchers in London (UK).

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Watch when you eat, not just what you eat

If you want to prevent weight gain, spare a thought for when you eat, not just what you eat, say US researchers.

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Genes predispose some smokers to hot flushes

Some women may be genetically predisposed to smoking-related hot flashes, a US study of nearly 300 women has concluded.

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Earlier menopause linked to osteoporosis

Women who reach menopause before age 47 are nearly twice as likely to develop osteoporosis in later life, a Swedish study spanning three decades has found.

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