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6 HOURS AGO - Los Angeles Times

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BMI may not be the last word on health risks, some experts say

When you visit your doctor for a physical, it's likely that your exam will include a calculation of your body mass index, or BMI. It's also likely that your doctor will use the resulting score to assess your weight status and related health risks. But BMI is simply a measure of weight in...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Shape

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How Your First Period Affects Your Heart Health

Getty Images How old were you when you got your first period? We know you know—that milestone is something no woman forgets. That number impacts more than just your memories, though. Women who get their first period before age 10 or after age 17 are more likely to develop heart disease, stroke, and issues related to high blood pressure, according ...

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DEC 09, 2014 - Shape

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From Stilettos to Sneakers: How Quitting Modeling Made Me Healthier and Happier

Confession: I used to model. I was young, I was beautiful, and I didn’t know it. I stumbled into modeling as a lanky musical theater performer in New York City. After one model scout, then another, stopped me on the street, I found an agency. I figured it beat waiting tables. I was 22 years old and had an “underweight” ...

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DEC 05, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obesity Can Take 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Finds

Today, more than one-third of American adults -- or 78.6 million people -- are considered obese. A new study pinpoints why we should take that statistic very seriously. The research out of McGill University has found that obesity can shorten your life expectancy by up to eight years. In addition, excess weight can cut the average lifespan by close to ...

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DEC 02, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Exponential Benefits of Eating Less

By James McWilliams There’s one T-shirt in my drawer that I don’t wear, mainly because I think it’s sort of offensive. It reads: Eat Less You Pig. A nutritionist gave it to me. She had the shirts made because she was tired of the endless hand wringing over what it meant to eat ethically, eat environmentally, eat to optimize personal ...

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