Your Day in Health: The Virus That Could Cause Obesity

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THE TELEGRAPH: The meals your parents made for you are now too calorific for modern lifestyles

"An analysis of 30 years of data by the London School of Economics has proven that the obesity crisis is largely driven by modern lifestyles, which have allowed people to become so inter-connected that they barely need to leave their desks or sofas to work, socialise or shop. It means that traditional meals recommended by parents are now simply too much for a less-active generation." Read full story.

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WIRED: The Mysterious Virus That Could Cause Obesity

"Randy kept thinking back to the moment everything changed. He had been the skinniest kid among his friends. And then he got cut by that chicken. A virus, it seemed, was causing obesity. " Read full story.

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GRUB STREET: Taco Bell Warns It’s Testing Out ‘Loaded’ French Fries

"Was the specter of no French fries the singular thing that kept you from eating Taco Bell for lunch today? Well, then America’s favorite identity-crisis-having chain has great news for you: It is testing those very fries." Read full story.

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