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Microlives Concept Illuminates Link Between Lifestyle And Longevity
2012-12-18 11:41:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While overindulgence is an almost inescapable part of the holiday season for even the strongest of wills, a new study uses a concept known as "microlives" to help understand how those gluttonous indiscretions can shave hours off of your life expectancy. In a Christmas article published online in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers say that activities like smoking, having one too many drinks or gorging on red meat can...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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