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Your Day in Health: November 16

Meet the new sheriff in fast food town...

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Your Day in Health: November 16

Meet the new sheriff in fast food town...

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: On National Fast Food Day, Morgan Spurlock of Supersize Me Opens Fast Food Outlet!

"Guess what the director and star of Super Size Me is doing. He's opening his very own fast food chain. It sounds a bit like Michael Moore advocating to send more jobs overseas. The fast food chain, Spurlock's Holy Chicken!, promises grab-and-go grub that is 'made and backed with integrity and openness, including closing the loop in sustainability by raising our own chickens,' according to a company statement." Read full story.

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LIVE SCIENCE: Move Over, Sweet Tooth, Introducing the 'Salt Tooth'

"You've heard of a sweet tooth, but what about a salt tooth? Some people carry a gene that may give them more of a taste for salt, a new study finds.People in the study who had a certain variation of a gene called TAS2R48 were more likely to eat too much sodium than those who did not have this variant, according to the study, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting in New Orleans." Read full story.

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SCIENCE DAILY: Immune System Uses Gut Bacteria to Control Glucose Metabolism

"Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered an important link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism — a 'cross-talk' and interaction that can lead to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome when not functioning correctly." Read full story.

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