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Here’s How You Can Get Paid $16,000 to Lie in Bed All Day

Does your dream job entail never leaving your bed? French researchers can make that happen. A team of scientists in Europe is looking for 10 volunteers to take part in…

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Want to Lose Weight? Fewer Americans Say Yes

More Americans are pleased with their weight, a new poll suggests. In a recent Gallup poll, 49 percent of Americans said they would like to lose weight — the first…

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For diabetes in obesity, weight-loss surgery beats medication

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) – Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches. Half…

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Butter, Gravy and Sweet Tea? Southern Foods Tied to Heart Risks

Adults who chow down on traditional Southern foods — such as fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls & sweet tea — may be at an increased risk of acute heart…

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Overweight Colorectal Cancer Patients Survive Longer

People with advanced colorectal cancer who are overweight or obese may survive longer than their thinner counterparts, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, on average, patients with a body…

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Weight-loss surgery edges out lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared…

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More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese

More than two-thirds of women & three-fourths of men in the United States are now either overweight or obese, according to a new study.  Researchers analyzed data gathered from 2007…

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Obesity increases risk for common heart rhythm disorder

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Obesity increases the risk for atrial fibrillation, a usual heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clots, stroke & heart failure, a new…

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Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

Paris (AFP) – Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age, according to research published Monday. Researchers tracked the…

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Why Some Women Lose More Weight from Exercise

Some women may obtain more benefit than others from doing the same type of exercise, & genes are part of the reason why, a new study finds. Women in the…

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