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2009-08-05 09:17:53

 A new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine shows that social stress could be an important precursor to heart disease by causing the body to deposit more fat in the abdominal cavity, speeding the harmful buildup of plaque in blood vessels, a stepping stone to the number one cause of death in the world.The findings could be an important consideration in the way the United States and other Western countries try to stem the rapid rise of obesity, said Carol...

2009-08-05 00:47:45

Social stress may cause the body to deposit more fat in the abdominal cavity, increasing the harmful buildup of plaque in blood vessels, U.S. researchers say. Much of the excess fat in many people who are overweight is located in the abdomen, and that fat behaves differently than fat in other locations, principal investigator Carol A. Shively of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine says in a statement. Obesity is directly related to lower socioeconomic status in Western societies, as...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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