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The question of whether or not genetically modified foods (GMO’s) are safe for human consumption is an ongoing debate. Americans are at a loss as to whether or not what is on the table is genetically modified. 

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When I was fat, I was convinced that all dry cleaners were shrinking my clothes. Mei (May in American), my newest dry cleaner would cheerfully promise “no possible no shrink” as she quickly shook her head and took my bundle.

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Can snoring make you fat? If the snorer is you or lying next to you, chances are it might. Studies have shown that snoring causes hormonal changes that makes you more hungry, especially for sugary, fatty, ‘comfort’ foods.

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Sometimes I schedule (or cancel) meetings around the gym. Otherwise, if I don’t, and end up missing the gym, I feel fat.

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Yum Brands, corporate owner of KFC (formerly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken), Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and Taco Bell is lobbying at the federal level to allow food stamps to be accepted at its fast food restaurants. 

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People seem to gravitate towards unhealthy decisions as if by going a healthy route will result in them missing out on something… yet no one seems to know what that something is.

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What type of woman would prefer chocolate over sex? And, is it true that women who eat chocolate regularly have a better sex life?

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Health club facilities, ironically, might make you sick. Since 90% of gym activity surrounds contact, primarily with objects and equipment, it might be wise to wipe down every, single piece of equipment before beginning your workout — especially since many people simply do not wash their hands after using gym-stall bathrooms! Gag!

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A year ago, this month, I worked as a gardener for a once-famous, B-movie star who was fond of tea. Early one Saturday morning, she is visited by a transvestite, serial killer who preys on old ladies. My employer, poisons the tranny with a cup of tea.

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A new study, based on the four-year eating habits of 120,877 healthy Americans debunks “eat less and exercise more” in favor of “you are what you eat.”

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5-hour ENERGY® claims that their key ingredients are “also available in every day foods – like broccoli, avocados, bananas and apples – or already in you.” If this is true, why is 5-hour ENERGY better than “every day foods” and how does the liquid in this diminutive bottle provide energy — for five hours?

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When you think junk food, what comes to mind? McDonald’s and Pop Tarts? Try again.

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Twelve states now have obesity rates above 30 percent. Four years ago, only one state was above 30 percent.

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Remember the huge news story about McDonald’s recalling 12 million Shrek drinking glasses that were made in China? Here’s a link, in case you missed it. Anyway,  it was discovered that the glasses contained “elevated levels of cadmium.”

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Pervasively popular, soy milk is made by soaking dry soybeans in water. The milk “white” color and pleasantly surprising non-bean-like taste is certainly not natural — nor necessarily organic.

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Sold in over 200 countries, Coca-Cola® is one of the most familiar brands of beverages in the world. As Coke is flavored mostly with caramel and sugar, the latter being such a controversial ingredient, the makers of Coke have long since began using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar.

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Although the FDA sets specific and explicit guidelines (down to the typeface and font size to be used) on the Nutrition Facts label, there remains room for ambiguity. The Nutrition Facts label is meant to serve as a guide to a specific product’s ingredients based on an average 2,000 calorie a day diet.

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“We are fatter, less productive and at a higher risk for developing disease and early depression more than ever before,” writes Brendan Brazier professional Ironman Triathlete in his new book Thrive Fitness. “Somewhere along the line, the modern world, with its hectic schedules, has pulled the rug out from under us.”

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Research has proven that the only way of extending one’s life is to eat less. According to a recent study in the Journal of Proteome Research, fat cells literally change as we begin to lose weight.

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You are reasonably certain that the fortified — no, wait… enriched bread you buy; the fat-free, gluten-free oat bran muffins and 20% real juice are all “healthy foods,” right? Right?!

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(originally published on Examiner.com) Arena Pharmaceuticals (Boston) has filed for approval of its experimental weight loss drug, lorcaserin. 

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Scientists from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered that PRDM16, a protein derivative, can manipulate and control the development of fat cells.

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Are you sitting down? Probably. Well get this, according to the University of Missouri in Columbia, the average person burns an extra 60 calories an hour just by standing. Turns out, the amount of time you spend sitting in your chair, could in fact, be making you fat(ter).

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Facebook fans of Panda Express are furiously downloading coupons for free SweetFire™ Chicken Breast from this buffet, chain Chinese food restaurant.

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With torrents of misgivings surrounding pandemics, luxury purchases and environmental pollution, who knew that the mere act of drinking water (sometimes no longer automatic or even free at restaurants) could be so complicated?

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