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2012-08-13 07:17:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While people with high body mass index (BMI) could be more susceptible to developing Type 2 diabetes, they could also live longer than those who contract the disease and are thinner, claims a new study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to Time.com reporter Alice Park, the phenomenon is known as the "obesity paradox," and Northwestern University Associate Professor of Preventive...

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2009-06-18 10:31:54

Young African-Americans, women at higher risk Most healthy 25 year olds don't stay up at night worrying whether they are going to develop diabetes in middle age. The disease is not on their radar, and middle age is a lifetime away. As it turns out, many should be concerned. Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found that young adults (18 to 30 years old) with low aerobic fitness levels --as measured by a treadmill test -- are two to three times more likely...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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