Women really DO get a "spare tyre" of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease

Women really DO get a 'spare tyre' of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease Women's bodies change shape after the menopause Before menopause, women store excess fat around their legs and hips; afterwards, around the middle But storing fat around the abdomen is riskier for health, raising the risk of heart disease and cancer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:14 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 28 March 2013 After the menopause women's shapes change to be more like those of men Women really are more likely to develop a 'spare tyre' around their waist after the menopause, say researchers.

Gareth Malone: "I"ve got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often"

'I've got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often': Under the microscope with Gareth Malone | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Choir star, 36, on pumping iron, what makes people attractive, his biggest food weakness and how he avoids a hangover 'I follow a low-GI diet which regulates your body sugar and energy levels,' said Gareth Malone HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE LUNGS SO HEALTHY I kid you not, but I love going to the gym and pumping iron.

Schoolgirl, six, has such severe allergies she could be killed by a kiss and has to be wrapped in bandages 24 hours a day

Schoolgirl, six, has such severe allergies she could be killed by a kiss and must be wrapped in bandages all day Isla suffered a severe reaction after her sister gave her a kiss hours after drinking milk Her skin flares up so badly people ask if I have burned her, says mother | UPDATED: 12:57 GMT, 15 August 2012 The top-to-toe bandages protect Isla's skin from allergens A little girl has such severe allergies that even a kiss could prove deadly.

Boy unable to eat or drink because of one in 500million phobia takes first sips after five years

Boy, 5, with irrational fear of drinking and eating takes his first EVER sip of milk after conquering life-long phobia Boy developed phobia after acid reflux as a baby left him in painSpecial clinic has only treated 12 youngsters in 22 years | UPDATED: 13:39 GMT, 23 July 2012 First sips: The youngster from Nottingham, has a phobia of eating and drinking after a bad case of acid reflux as a baby A young boy who has been unable to eat or drink anything for five years due to a severe phobia has finally taken his first sips.

Don"t drink more than quarter of a pint a DAY: Oxford study claims slashing the official alcohol limit would save 4,500 lives a year

Don't drink more than quarter of a pint a DAY: Oxford study claims slashing the official alcohol limit would save 4,500 lives a year Guidance would see recommended consumption cut to half a unit a dayFindings could influence first review of drinking advice for 15 years | UPDATED: 12:55 GMT, 31 May 2012 Britons should drink no more than a quarter of a pint of beer a day, scientists have said.

That"s one hell of a deep end: The 24th floor swimming pool with nothing but glass underneath (not great if you have a fear of heights)

That”s one hell of a deep end: The 24th floor swimming pool with nothing but glass underneath (not great if you have a fear of heights) If you have a fear of heights, you won”t want to dive into this remarkable hotel swimming pool.