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Your Day in Health: February 17

U.S. obesity rate skyrockets to 28%

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Your Day in Health: February 17

U.S. obesity rate skyrockets to 28%

Gallup: U.S. Obesity Rate Climbs to Record High in 2015

"The obesity rate among U.S. adults in 2015 climbed to a new high of 28.0%, up 2.5 percentage points since 2008. This represents an increase of about 6.1 million U.S. adults who are obese…" Read full story.

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NY TIMES: Which Type of Exercise Is Best For The Brain?

"Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training. The surprising results suggest that going hard may not be the best option for long-term brain health." Read full story.

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YAHOO: Eat Your Greens For Good Gut Health

"A new study published this week has found that eating leafy green vegetables could hold the key to promoting gut health. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from Melbourne, Australia and York, UK, has found that an unusual sugar molecule found in green vegetables feeds the 'good' bacteria in the gut, promoting their growth in the gut and reducing the number of bad bacteria, thus improving gut health." Read full story.

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