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Your Day in Health: October 26

Are you a pizza-holic? See what a study calls the most addicting foods. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: October 26

Are you a pizza-holic? See what a study calls the most addicting foods. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

NPR: PROCESSED RED MEATS CAUSE CANCER, SAYS WHO

“A group of 22 scientists reviewed the evidence linking red meat and processed meat consumption to cancer, and concluded that eating processed meats regularly increases the risk of colorectal cancer. The conclusion puts processed meats in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking and asbestos.” Read full story

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Avoid processed meat (such as bacon, packaged lunch meats, salami and pepperoni) and eat unprocessed meats, such as grass-fed beef, in moderation. They have demonstrated health benefits. Check out our report on Meats that Burn Fat.

NY TIMES: How Salad Can Make Us Fat

“A recent University of Zurich study tracked the progress of 126 dieters and found that the more weight the subjects lost in any given week, the less weight they would lose (or the more they would gain) the following week. But this rebound effect was weakest when the subjects homed in on the process of changing their eating behavior rather than on the outcome of losing weight or improving their appearance.”Read full story

MAKE EATING FOR A ZERO BELLY A LIFESTYLE! These are the 55 Best Ways You Can Boost Your Metabolism. They’re couldn’t be simpler.

CNN: You May Be A Pizza-Holic: Research Says Some Foods Addicting

“Researchers have wondered whether we can become addicted to food for more than a century. By now, many agree that food addiction can be a real problem for at least some types of foods. For the first time, a team of researchers looked at exactly which types of foods could be the most addictive.”

“Topping the list were pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, ice cream, French fries, cake and soda, all considered processed foods. They were followed by cheese and bacon.” Read full story

REUTERS: The Scary Truth About Getting Fewer Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Each Night

“People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, a Korean study suggests. This combination of risk factors – including high blood sugar, high cholesterol, extra fat around the midsection, high blood pressure and excess amounts of fats in the blood – is known as metabolic syndrome." Read full story

SNOOZE YOUR WAY SLIM!

Check out our report on the 20 Surprising Ways to Lose Weight While You Sleep!