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Gene variant may drive hunger for high-fat foods

Gene variant may drive hunger for high-fat foods

PARIS — People with a variant of a particular gene prefer high-fat food compared to people without it, said a study Tuesday (Oct 5), suggesting our dietary preferences may be at...

Fears of ageing may cause earlier death: WHO

Fears of ageing may cause earlier death: WHO

GENEVA — Being afraid of growing old may shorten your life, the UN health agency said on Thursday (Sept 30), as new data highlighted the widespread prevalence of ageist...

Scientists find new fat clues in faeces

Scientists find new fat clues in faeces

LONDON — Scientists in Britain have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo — the human faecal microbiome — and levels of harmful types of body fat.