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Smokers of 'light' or menthol cigarettes are 'just as likely to die from lung cancer

Smokers of 'light' or menthol cigarettes are just as likely to die from lung cancer as those who use the traditional ones, researchers claim.

Scientists have warned there is no safe cigarette, despite people believing low-tar options may be a healthier choice, according to Daily Mail.

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina analysed health records of 14,000 smokers, aged between 55 and 74.

All the volunteers had smoker for at least 30 'pack years' - the number of packs per day multiplied by years smoked.

A Possible Weight Loss Strategy: Skip Breakfast Before Exercise

Skipping breakfast before exercise might reduce how much we eat during the remainder of the day, according to a small but intriguing new study of fit young men.

Weight management is, of course, one of the great public   and private   health concerns of our time. But the role of exercise in helping people to maintain, lose or, in some instances, add pounds is problematic. Exercise burns calories, but in many past studies, people who begin a new exercise program do not lose as much weight as would be expected, because they often compensate for the energy used during exercise by eating more later or moving less.

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke. Furthermore, no association was found in carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism, according to Science Daily.

Findings from earlier studies addressing the association of dietary cholesterol or egg intake with the risk of stroke have been contradictory. Some studies have found an association between high dietary cholesterol intake and an increased risk of stroke, while others have associated the consumption of eggs, which are high in cholesterol, with a reduced risk of stroke. For most people,

Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Scientists say a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition.

Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be picked up after death.

But University of Oxford researchers used microscopic imaging to spot the same patterns in living patients, according to BBC.

The condition is the top cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.

It is a common, inherited condition, affecting one in 500 people in the UK, which can be fatal in small numbers of people.

Fast walkers appear to live longer than dawdlers

Fast walkers may live longer than dawdlers - regardless of their weight, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Leicester University analyzed data on 474,919 people with an average age of 52 between 2006 and 2016, according to Daily Mail.

They found women who walked briskly had a life expectancy of 86.7 to 87.8 years old, and men who kept up the pace had a life expectancy of 85.2 to 86.8.