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Your Day in Health: October 20

Does being married make you fat? A new study has the answer. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: October 20

Does being married make you fat? A new study has the answer. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

When cold weather sets in, nothing seems better for your body than a nice hot bowl of soup. But be careful: When it comes to weight loss, certain "healthy" soups are a crock. We asked a nutritionist to recommend the 6 Best Soups for Weight Loss.

REUTERS: More Evidence Marriage May Be Bad For Your Waistline

“Need another reason to blame weight gain on your marriage? When one spouse becomes obese, the other’s risk of obesity almost doubles, a U.S. study suggests.” Read full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: High-fat Diet May Cause Changes in Brain That Lead to Anxiety, Depression

“A new study in mice reveals that increased body weight and high blood sugar as a result of consuming a high-fat diet may cause anxiety and depressive symptoms and measurable changes in the brain. Also, the beneficial effects of an antidepressant were blunted in mice fed a high-fat diet." Read full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: WHAT TO DO TO PREVENT FOOD ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN

“"If parents ask how to prevent allergy in their children, our current advice is to introduce the allergenic foods at four to six months of age," write Drs. Elissa Abrams and Allan Becker, Department of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Once highly allergenic foods are introduced, regular exposure is important for maintenance of tolerance — children should eat these foods on a regular basis." Read full story.