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2005-07-12 09:54:41

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anyone who has ever renounced dessert and failed to be rewarded with low cholesterol levels may be able to blame it on genetics, a new study suggests. The study of 28 pairs of male twins -- one a lean athletic type, the other a bit rounder and sedentary -- found that brothers tended to show the same cholesterol response to high-fat and low-fat diets, even though their exercise habits were starkly different. Because identical twins share the same...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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