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ESE Daily News Alert - 06 April 2020

Large thighs associated with lower blood pressure

According to a study published in Endocrine Connections, a larger thigh circumference is associated with lower blood pressure in Chinese people with obesity.

Telegraph


BPA substitutes may increase blood pressure

BPA substitute chemicals may increase blood pressure in developing foetuses and lead to cardiovascular complications later in life, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Science Daily


COVID-19 may increase numbers of obese children

According to a study published in Obesity, the COVID-19 pandemic may increase the number of obese children in the US, due to poor diet at home and lack of physical activity.

Science Daily


High fibre diet may reduce breast cancer risk in women

According to a study published in the journal Cancer, women who eat a diet high in fibre may have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer.

The Times


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