Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts

Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts Study found that over past 55 years African women who are tall and lean are having bigger familiesExperts are not sure why this is but believe improvements in healthcare and nutrition play role By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 09:26 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315134', 'title': 'Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315134/Taller-skinnier-women-evolved-babies-shorter-counterparts.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Taller,%20skinnier%20women%20have%20evolved%20to%20have%20more%20babies%20than%20their%20shorter%20counterparts%20http://bit.ly/15LHvEg%20via%[email protected]' });

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.

Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place

Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place Spanish women live the longest – an average of 85 years, compared to British women's 82.6 yearsIsraeli men live the longest – an average of 80.1 years, compared to 78.4 years for British menRussia and Kyrgyzstan have lowest life expectancies says that although average life expectancy is rising across the region, increasing by five years since 1980 to reach 76 in 2010, major inequities are found between men and women and between countries.

Women dieters don"t eat any less yet they DO feel more guilty

Women dieters don't eat any less – they just feel guiltier about it 148 women were left alone to sample chips and apples Those who said they regularly went on diets ate just as much as the other women but felt more guilty Despite good intentions restraint eaters 'gain nothing' By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:53 GMT, 1 March 2013 Women dieters do not actually cut the amount they eat and simply end up feeling guilty about food, according to new research.

Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows

Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows Women now burn up to 360 calories less a day than their parents Housewives in 1965 spent 27 hours a week cooking, cleaning and washing Women now spend only 13.3 hours a week on housework, research shows By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:21 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 1 March 2013 We have long been told that our unhealthy diet is why we are all too fat.

Number of young women being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years

Number of young women being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years Cases of metastatic breast cancer rose two per cent a year between 1976 and 2009 among women under 40The increase could be due to rising levels of obesity among young women, say scientists By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:54 GMT, 27 February 2013 Nearly twice as many young women are being diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of their bodies compared to 30 years ago, say scientists.

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes than regular, "full fat" versions

Diet fizzy drinks make you 60% MORE likely to get diabetes than regular, 'full fat' versionsDrinking one can a week of any type of fizzy drink increases risk of diabetes by a thirdWomen who drank 1.5 litres of diet drinks a week had up to 60 per cent increased risk of the diseaseArtificial sweeteners in diet drinks may be to blame PUBLISHED: 10:45 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 8 February 2013 Women who drank diet drinks were more likely to develop diabetes than those who indulged in a regular, full-sugar version Diet fizzy drinks can raise the risk of diabetes by 60 per cent, startling new research has revealed.

Women who live near their mothers are more likely to get pregnant

Women who live near their mothers are more likely to get pregnant Link remains when women are of same age, income and social class, say Essex researchersThought the psychological boost of having nearby family members may improve a woman's fertility By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:24 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 4 February 2013 Women trying to get pregnant are more likely to succeed if they live near their mothers or other close relatives.

IVF blood clot alert: Women pregnant as a result of fertility treatment "have higher embolism risk"

IVF blood clot alert: Women pregnant as a result of fertility treatment 'have higher embolism risk' By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 16 January 2013 Women who become pregnant through IVF may be more likely to develop life-threatening blood clots, researchers have warned.