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SEP 18, 2014 - Shape

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Americans' Waistlines Are Getting Bigger

iStock Americans may have let out a collective sigh of relief since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced obesity rates had plateaued in 2012, but over the past 12 year sour average waist circumference increased by over an inch, new research in the Journal of American Medical Association says. The results are puzzling: It appears that while the rate of ...

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SEP 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Americans' Bellies Are Expanding Fast, Study Shows

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead of in their hips, thighs, buttocks or all over are known to run ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - Shape

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Do You Know Your Diabetes Risk?

Getty Images Nearly half of American adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, according to a new report from the American Diabetic Association (ADA)—almost one in every two people over the age of 20. That's a scary stat considering diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in America. And it’s a contributing factor in almost four times as many mortality ...

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SEP 04, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain

While all of our brains get smaller as we get older, a startling new study shows that the amount of sleep we get -- or the lack thereof -- could affect how fast they shrink, particularly in people over 60 years old. “We found that sleep difficulties (for example, trouble falling asleep, waking up during the night, or waking up ...

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