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Heart disease in short people comes from poor lung function, study say

Heart disease in short people comes from poor lung function, study say

Health
March 29 (UPI) -- When it comes to developing heart disease, a person's height may matter more than their diet. For shorter people, having poorly functioning lungs can cause heart disease, according to new research published Wednesday in Communications Biology. "Understanding the causal relationship behind an observation such as the inverse relationship between adult height and heart disease risk is important in advancing our knowledge about the disease and has the potential to point towards lifestyle interventions that can impact disease prevention," said Panos Deloukas, a researcher from Queen Mary University of London and study senior author, in a news release. The researchers found that the lung function had a bigger impact on whether shorter people developed traditional risk factors...
Energy price cap comes into force

Energy price cap comes into force

Business
A new energy price cap has now come into force - but householders can still get a better deal by shopping around, consumer groups say.Regulator Ofgem has estimated that the new cap will save 11 million people an average of £76 a year.Typically, the cap means that typical usage by a dual fuel customer paying by direct debit will cost no more than £1,137 a year.Consumer organisations say that people could save more by switching suppliers."The introduction of this cap will put an end to suppliers exploiting loyal customers. However, while people on default tariffs should now be paying a fairer price for their energy, they will still be better off if they shop around," said Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice."People can also make long...
Finland: Where second-hand comes first

Finland: Where second-hand comes first

Science
With her daughter and baby son, Kati Rossi is prowling a suburb of Helsinki in the hunt for a second-hand bookshelf.Across the road looms a Swedish furniture giant, but Kati is scouring a huge municipal re-use centre instead. “I don’t want to go to IKEA,” she tells me. "I will find something much more interesting here, and much more original. “I don’t want to have the same furniture as everyone else. What I buy here will be a fraction of the price and better for the planet.”As concern grows about the resources we’re using and the CO2 that is producing our goods, does this place hold lessons for the world?It is one of a network of giant non-profit re-use stores in Finland. Not the regular...

Khloe Kardashian comes for sister Kim’s crown in jaw-dropping topless tease

Entertainment
Khloe Kardashian has been keen to show off her post-pregnancy curves since giving birth to daughter True in April this year.And the 34-year-old – who is still dating cheating boyfriend Tristan Thompson – put on a jaw-dropping display on Instagram.Taking inspiration from sister Kim Kardashian, 37, Khloe decided to promote her brand Good American, by parting ways with her clothes.Resting one knee on her bed, Khloe gave a sultry look over-her-shoulder, as she rocked a pair of the clothing company’s jeans. “You are a boss” Instagram user The mother-of-one looked sensational as she folded her arms across her bare chest.Khloe revealed the brand – which caters to women of all shapes and sizes – was ...