body mass index

The Big Lie Called BMI

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Even if you don’t know precisely what it is, or how it’s worked out, I’ll hazard a guess that you’ve heard about body mass index, or BMI before. If you’ve ever had a health check with your doctor or dietitian, they probably made a note of your BMI. They may even have used it as ‘evidence’ in their case to …

How To Avoid A Cold This Fall

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I’ve already noticed quite a few people on Facebook mentioning they have a cold, and it’s not even officially fall yet. So, why does the common cold occur more frequently during the fall (autumn) and winter months? It’s actually not the cold weather itself which causes the cold, as some people think. But rather, it is most likely to be caused …

How Much Do Genes Determine Body Shape?

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Have you ever wondered what you will look like when you get older? I’ve heard of guys who’ve taken into consideration what their partner’s mum looks like before proposing. It may be shallow, but it’s true! So, do genetics really play a big part in determining the body shape you’ll end up with? Or, is lifestyle a stronger predictor of …