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When Exercise Leads to Weight Gain

In order to shed pounds, you have to diet and exercise – that’s common knowledge. But what if your fitness regimen makes you even heavier? It may be counterintuitive, but unwanted weight gain despite of strenuous physical activity is not uncommon, especially among people with an otherwise sedentary lifestyle.

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What Determines Longevity Remains a Mystery

More people than ever live past 100 years of age. So-called “supercentenarians” are rising in numbers all over the world. What are the causes of such extreme longevity and what is different about these ancient folks that lets them outlast normal mortals by decades? A new study tried to find answers by investigating the genetic traits of a small group of participants between the ages of 110 and 116.

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Dietary Steps to Reduce the Risk of Inflammation

We often think of inflammation as the pain, swelling and stiffness associated with post-workout soreness or conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. But the causes of inflammation are not always as obvious. Chronic inflammation at the cellular level can be linked to a host of serious health problems.

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Potatoes, a Classic and Colorful Kitchen Staple

Potatoes have long been unjustly handed a bad reputation due to their high carbohydrate content. They’re actually an extremely healthy food, packed with many important nutrients. And it’s hard to get bored with them because there are so many types and varieties, all unique in their own way.

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Posting Calorie Values on Menus Shows Long-Term Success

The idea that providing more information about food served in restaurants, such as calorie and fat content, would reduce the risk of weight problems has widely been greeted with skepticism and outright rejection. Now a new study presented at the Second Annual Obesity Journal Symposium in Boston showed that calorie labeling on menus can indeed influence the choices people make once they become aware of the differences.

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