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January 19, 2013
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Genes and obesity: Fast food isn’t only culprit in expanding waistlines — DNA is also to blame

Researchers at UCLA say it’s not just what you eat that makes those pants tighter — it’s also genetics. In a new study, scientists discovered that body-fat responses to a typical fast-food diet are determined in large part by genetic … Continue reading

December 13, 2012
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Commentary: Mary Flynn: Tips to Avoid Holiday Overeating

The holidays thrust many people, often happily, into social contexts that encourage overeating. While people often survive the holidays with, on average, only a small weight gain, overeating in December is just as unhealthy as it is at less festive … Continue reading

December 2, 2012
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Brief Interventions Can Help Young Adults, College Students Return to a Healthy Lifestyle, Finds MU Researcher

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— The weight gain commonly known as the “Freshman 15” is a negative aspect of the college experience for many college freshmen who are independent for the first time, most making lifestyle decisions about eating and exercise. Researchers … Continue reading

November 23, 2012
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Revisiting Sex and Intimacy after Cancer

Two Yale doctors are using herbs, prescriptions, counseling and lifestyle advice to treat problems many women have been embarrassed to talk about—and improving their quality of life. Noa Benjamini’s natural optimism didn’t flag when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. … Continue reading

September 4, 2011
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Large Weight Gains Most Likely for Men After Divorce, Women After Marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Both marriage and divorce can act as “weight shocks,” leading people to add a few extra pounds – especially among those over age 30 – according to a new study. But when it comes to large weight … Continue reading