Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Cutting Edge

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Cutting Edge

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Living close to convenience stores makes you fat, according to new research. Testing the association between women's BMI and their food environment also showed that the greater number of restaurants within a five-minute walk of a woman's home, the higher her BMI. Living close to supermarkets correlated with a lower BMI. Watch where you eat!

Food environment, built environment and women's BMI: Evidence from Erie County, New York. Journal of Planning Education and Research 2010; 29: 444-460.

Only killer whales, pilot whales and humans are known to stop breeding early in their lifespan. New evidence suggests that the reason why menopause has developed in these species is down to their social behaviour, and the fact that as they age, the females become more related to those around them - creating the need for a grandmotherly role. There won't be blood.

The evolution of menopause in cetaceans and humans: The role of demography. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2010; doi:10.1098/ rspb.2010.0988.

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