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FLOOD WATERS CARRY MAJOR POLLUTION, HEALTH RISKS

Floodwater could include wastewater and other things such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, not to mention livestock waste, industrial chemicals, dead animals and fuel. With each bout of broad flooding, such pollution threatens to sicken anyone who wades into the water, prompting health officials to urge residents to keep current on tetanus shots and stay out of… read more

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EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Only 37% of Americans think they are overweight, while 69% of Americans are actually overweight, according to a Gallup survey and the National Center for Health Statistics, which actually measures the height and weight of a nationally representative sample of the population.

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DIET STUDY

A new study suggests dieters may be mistakenly eating a lot of some foods, like tomatoes, that are good for most people, but bad for them. And it raised the possibility that an individualized approach to nutrition could eventually supplant national guidelines meant for the entire public.

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OBESITY RATES

Obesity prevalence among women in their 40s and 50s has risen to 42% since 1999-2000. For middle-aged men, the rate is 38%, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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OBESITY TRENDS

Soda, candy, and fast food are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity in the United States. But these foods are not likely to be a leading cause of obesity in the United States according to a new Cornell University Food and Brand Lab study.

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DRINK MILK

New research finds that people who consume full-fat dairy products such as whole milk are less likely to be afflicted with so-called “metabolic syndrome,” a set of related risk factors predicting heart disease and diabetes.

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SODA CONSUMPTION

NY Times says the 25% drop in soda consumption represents the single largest change in the American diet in the last decade and is responsible for a substantial reduction in the number of daily calories consumed by the average American child.

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DIET TIPS

Higher consumption of a whole range of fruits and vegetables does help prevent weight gain over time. But satisfying our vegetable requirements with starchy vegetables, alas, will not keep the pounds from adding up, a new study finds.

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DIET DRINKERS

Time reports that people may think they are avoiding calories when they opt for diet soda, but a new study claims that those who commonly choose diet drinks often compensate for the low calorie content by eating more unhealthy food.

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NO DIFFERENCE

So you might think that #honey is better for you. But a USDA study published this month compared the health effects of honey, cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup and found no significant differences. The researchers found that the three sweeteners basically have the same impacts on people.

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