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Your Day in Health: December 18

Cool gift idea: May the "fork" be with you!

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Your Day in Health: December 18

Cool gift idea: May the "fork" be with you!

ThinkGeek: Star Wars Lightsaber Flatware Set

"These are the hilts only. They do not light up. They are not "actual" lightsabers. This is for the best. It'd be hard to use a fork that cut things every time you went to skewer it. And imagine trying to eat ice cream with a lightsaber spoon…." Read full story.

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SCIENCE DAILY: Fish Oil Helps Transform Fat Cells From Storage To Burning

"Fish oil transforms fat-storage cells into fat-burning cells, which may reduce weight gain in middle age, new research shows. Fish oil activates receptors in the digestive tract, fires the sympathetic nervous system, and induces storage cells to metabolize fat." Read full story.

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NY TIMES: The Problem With Focusing On Childhood Obesity

"Seven in 10 adults — including plenty of Ph.D.s — are overweight. When a nation is constantly adding layers of fat, the problem isn’t victimized children or uneducated adults. The problem is normal people overwhelmed by food marketing. Food companies use all the tools at their disposal to sell processed junk full of the salt, sugar and fat that we crave. Leading chain restaurants, packaged-food companies and beverage companies together spend more than $14 billion a year placing ads. Food marketing works because it bypasses our rational minds. Of course children can’t resist all this marketing, but neither can adults." Read full story.

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