Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Not Es Smile and Stay Thin

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Not Es Smile and Stay Thin

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SMILING more could help you lose weight, a study suggests. Experts have found frowning makes you want to eat but looking happy cuts the craving.

Researchers at the Wuppertal University in Germany say this is due to the so-called 'facial feedback hypothesis' which claims the face can affect our emotions.

The study in journal Appetite says activating the zygomaticus 'smile muscle' in the cheek can improve your mood and stop you snacking.

MANIFICENT MAGNESIUM TAKING magnesium could prevent fractures in middle age, research reveals.

A study by university academics in Bristol and Eastern Finland - looking at 2,200 men over two decades - is one of the first to show how well the mineral strengthens bones, says the European Journal of Epidemiology.

Pop a pill now and make your future safer Researchers found men with lower blood levels of magnesium were more likely to suffer breaks while the risk was cut by 44% in men with higher levels. …

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