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Your Day in Health: October 27

An intriguing study about sleep and weight gain. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: October 27

An intriguing study about sleep and weight gain. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

What’s more important for weight loss: The number of calories or type of calories you consume? How many hours before bed should I stop eating to prevent weight gain? Is it OK to eat dessert daily? If you often ask yourself any of these questions or others about weight loss, check out our diet expert’s definitive answers to the 10 Biggest Weight Loss Questions Ever!

NY TIMES: Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health In Just 10 Days

“Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found. The new research may help shed light on a question scientists have long debated: Is sugar itself harming health, or is the weight gain that comes from consuming sugary drinks and foods mainly what contributes to illness over the long term?” Read full story.

NEW YORKER: Freedom From Fries

“Ten years ago, no American would have regarded a bowl of vegetable scraps dressed with lime-cilantro or spicy pesto vinaigrette as fast food. Sweetgreen and places like Lyfe Kitchen, Chipotle, Smashburger, Five Guys, Shake Shack, and Dig Inn now occupy the rapidly expanding middle ground between restaurants with tablecloths and the giant fast-food chains. The category, referred to broadly as fast casual dining, is growing more quickly than any other segment of the market.”
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NY TIMES: Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain

“While the so-called freshman 15 may be hyperbole, studies confirm that many students do put on five to 10 pounds during that first year away from home. Now new research suggests that an underlying cause for the weight gain may be the students’ widely vacillating patterns of sleep.” Read full story.

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