"Wiggins effect" boom in cycling sees surge in number of MEN having thread veins removed from their legs

'Wiggins effect' boom in cycling sees surge in number of MEN having thread veins removed from their legs There has been a sharp rise in the number of men wanting cosmetic treatment for their thread veinsThe rise is being attributed to thousands of men finding the veins on taking up cycling and shaving their legs By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:20 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 25 March 2013 The so-called ‘Wiggins effect’ has seen thousands of men take to their bikes since the London Olympics.

Office snacking causes women to pile on over 6lbs – or a WHOLE dress size – a year (and men aren"t much better)

Office snacking causes women to pile on over 6lbs – or a WHOLE dress size – a year (and men aren't much better) 13% of women of women scoff four snacks a day33% admit lying about the snacks they eat 48% say they're not satisfied after lunch By Emily Payne and Inderdeep Bains PUBLISHED: 12:13 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:53 GMT, 20 February 2013 If you’re thinking about reaching for another biscuit to get you through the working day, think again.

Suffering from a bad pack or painful wisdom tooth? Blame evolution

Suffering from a bad back or painful wisdom tooth You should blame evolution Humans suffer from impacted wisdom teeth as increased brain size has left less room in the mouthOur modified ape feet are made up of 26 parts – 'the biological equivalent of paper clips and duct tape’Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems By Nicholas Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems for our species Our climb to the top of the evolutionary tree to become the planet’s most intelligent species has not come without its drawbacks.

Beer DOESN"T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps)

Beer DOESN'T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps) Much-maligned drink is no worse for weight gain than any other type of alcohol or eating a high-calorie diet Swapping two large glasses of wine for two bottles of beer could save 500 calories a weekBeer also provides more health-boosting nutrients By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:54 GMT, 12 February 2013 There is no conclusive scientific evidence that beer causes weight gain, a leading nutritionist has said It has long been blamed for the rotund midriff sported by many middle-aged men.

The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest

The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest Men in Birmingham have the biggest waist measurements, followed by those in Belfast and SheffieldWomen in the East Midlands and Northern Ireland largest around the middleNearly every area of the UK has measurement near the 'danger' level for an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, infertility and diabetesFigures follow research which found most men underestimate their waistlines by TWO INCHES | UPDATED: 19:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 Britons' waistlines are getting bigger – and people living in the Midlands are battling the bulge more than the rest of us.

Ditch the fancy diets, just cut down on fat: Eating healthily is more reliable way to lose weight

Ditch the fancy diets, just cut down on fat: Eating healthily is more reliable way to lose weightCutting back on butter, cheese, cakes and crisps could see you lose up to three-and-a-half poundsPeople who cut back on fat rather than dieting see results in six months | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 7 December 2012 Lose inches: Forget the diet says a new study, just cut back on fatty foods Forget about the diet – just cut down on the fat, claim scientists.

Do we REALLY need cupcake ATMs? American trend for automatic “cupcake cash machines” hits UK

Do we REALLY need cupcake ATMs American trend for automatic “cupcake cash machines” hits UK.Cult LA baker Sprinkles launched the dispenser in the U.S. earlier this year and is now bringing the device to BritainBeverly Hills machine churns out over 1,000 cupcakes a day Cakes set to cost around £3 each

Toddlers who watch too much TV risk adding inches to their waistlines later in life

Toddlers who watch too much TV risk adding inches to their waistlines later in life | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 16 July 2012 Every extra hour of television that a toddler watches weekly takes a toll on their waist size and athletic ability by the time they turn ten, claim scientists.

Commuting just 10 miles to work each day "increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer"

Commuting just 10 miles to work each day 'increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer' Travelling just 15 miles each way to work leaves commuters more likely to be obese Researchers studied health of 4,300 commuters in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas of Texas | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 28 May 2012 Workers who commute more than ten miles to work each day are at greater risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes or cancer, researchers have warned.

Heart attack on a plate: Guide on what not to eat at the big chains

Heart attack on a plate: What not to eat at big chains… including JD Wetherspoon's gut-busting 2,000-calorie mixed grill It's enough to send your doctor’s blood pressure soaring, not to mention your own. This massive mixed grill – which includes gammon, rump and pork steaks, lamb chops, chips, a fried egg, six beer-battered onion rings and two pork sausages – has been exposed as the unhealthiest dish in the country.