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Longer sleep times may counteract genetic factors related to weight gain

Doug Dusik EurekAlert Short sleep duration increases expression of genetic risks for high body mass index DARIEN, IL – Toss out another old wives’ tale: Sleeping too much does not make you fat. Quite the opposite, according to a new … Continue reading

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How Sleep Directly Affects Your Metabolism

Patrick Gallagher Natural Society Have you ever wondered why there are so many cases of obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease among the people you work with and live around? In many cases, there are multiple reasons for this, … Continue reading

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Obesity increases the risk of brain decline

Dae Hyun Yoon Press TV A recent study conducted by Korean scientists suggests that being overweight can increase the risk of brain decline and result in a poor cognitive performance. Researchers studied the relationship between being overweight and cognitive performance … Continue reading

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Give slim kids higher marks, says French diet guru

Source: Reuters Pierre Dukan, the nutritionist behind the popular but controversial Dukan diet, has suggested that France tackle child obesity by giving extra exam marks for slimness. Dukan, who has sold 8 million copies of his diet book worldwide, made … Continue reading

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Students’ weight included on report cards

Source: The West Australian Malaysian school children will have their weight included in end of term reports along with their grades, in a move the Government hopes will fight obesity. Under the plan, the students’ reports cards will include a … Continue reading

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