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Your Day in Health: January 12

Is it sketchy for supplement companies to market toward teen athletes?

Your Day in Health: January 12
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Your Day in Health: January 12

Is it sketchy for supplement companies to market toward teen athletes?

WSJ: Teen Sports Faces a Nutritional-Supplement Debate

"Concern is growing in the world of high school sports about nutritional supplement companies’ increasingly aggressive marketing of their products to teen athletes. Among the tactics: One company sponsors a national high school sports association and another a 16-year-old swimmer." Read full story.

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NEWSWEEK: NEW ENZYME REGULATES SUGAR METABOLISM, COULD HELP TREAT OBESITY

"Researchers have discovered an important, previously unknown step in the metabolism of sugar that could have applications for treating obesity or type 2 diabetes down the road. In a study published January 11 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers identified an enzyme present in all mammals, including humans, that prevents excessive sugar from over-accumulating in and causing damage to bodily cells." Read full story.

RELATED: Meanwhile, a recent study revealed people's protruding stomachs might as well be called "soda belly," due to the sugar in soft drinks. Find out more—and see where your favorite fizzy beverage ranks—with our exclusive 70 Worst Drinks That Give You "Soda Belly"!

PEOPLE: Kourtney Kardashian Has a 'Life-Changing' Way to Eat Kit Kats

"Kardashian, 36, says her special Kit Kat dining method "makes you eat less because you're eating it so slow." Read full story.

FYI: It is not true that she is eating less or saving calories. You may eat less in general by savoring the candy and saving some for later, instead of inhaling all four sticks in a regular-size Kit Kat bar. But the calories in each stick are still the same. For more celebrity advice, check out these 60-Second Weight Loss Tips Celebs Swear By!