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Your Day in Health: February 12

SCIENCE DAILY: Barley Helps Improve Blood Sugar Levels, Reduce Appetite

"Barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes, a recent study shows. The secret lies in the special mixture of dietary fibers found in barley, which can also help reduce people's appetite and risk for cardiovascular disease." Read full story.

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The Week: How inequality leads to obesity

"A study from Scotland, published in the journal Appetite, demonstrates a connection between overeating and the anxiety that stems from income inequality. American researchers, writing in Psychological Science, find a link between growing up poor and a propensity to consume calories in the absence of hunger." Read full story.

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BUZZFEED: A Woman Realized She Was Pregnant After She Saw Weird Data On Her Fitbit

"The device was recording her resting heart rate at a high range, sometimes up to 110 beats a minute. A normal resting heart rate for an adult is about 60 to 100 beats a minute, according to the Mayo Clinic. Ivonne assumed the device was faulty, so she asked her husband to take a look at it..." Read full story.

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