Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Many ignorant on 'waist fat' risk

Almost nine people in ten are not aware of the risks of carrying extra fat around their wasteline. Research has shown that waist circumference is a good indicator of visceral fat and therefore of a person's risk associated with being overweight, such as type 2 diabetes.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

GPs access to depression treatment 'is too narrow'

The Mental Health Foundation says mindfullness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) halves the risk of further bouts of depression.
A course of MBCT treatment, which typically last for eight weeks, combines meditation with cognitive behaviour and yoga.
It is designed to help the patient develop a healthier, more accepting relationship with their thoughts and feelings.

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