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Your Day in Health: May 9

"Obesity spores" may be contagious, says new study...

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Your Day in Health: May 9

"Obesity spores" may be contagious, says new study...

DailyMail: Is Obesity CONTAGIOUS? Spores of Bacteria from the Gut's of Fat People 'could Spread to Healthy Individuals'

"A new study of the gut microbiota has suggested obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, IBS and allergies could be contagious, spreading from person to person via spores of bacteria that can survive in the open air." Read full story.

DON’T MISS: How Good Gut Health Can Change Your Life

ScienceDaily: High-fructose Diet During Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Restrict Fetal Growth

"Consuming a high-fructose diet during pregnancy may cause defects in the placenta and restrict fetal growth, potentially increasing a baby's risk for metabolic health problems later in life, according to research in mice and people by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis." Read full story.

VIDEO: How High-Fructose Turns On Your Fat Genes

NPR: What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

"Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers." Read full story.

ICYMI: 20 Foods Pretending to Be Something They're Not

By Jennifer Ashton, MD
ABC News Chief Women's Health Correspondent