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Your Day in Health: October 29

How your job is making you fat. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: October 29

How your job is making you fat. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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SCIENCE DAILY: Could Your Job Be Making You Obese?

“Research reveals a link between having to make lots of decisions at work and increased BMI. The findings suggest for the first time that these two psychological measures of control at work may actually have very different effects on our waistlines, so should be assessed separately.” Read full story.

MEDICAL DAILY: MEAT CAUSES CANCER, BUT IT DIDN’T ALWAYS

“One of the major culprits for meat's carcinogenic properties is its preparation. Common meat processing techniques, such as curing and smoking, can often result in the formation of carcinogenic chemicals. In addition, the cuts of meat that we consume today also look different from those of our ancestors. For example, today most cultures consume only the muscle meats, but hunter-gatherers were known to eat all parts of the animal, including the organs. Eating only muscle can cause an imbalance, giving meat-eaters an overload of protein and iron without the addition of nutrients found in other body parts.” Read full story.

HUFFINGTON POST: Hot Dogs Contain Human DNA, Veggie Dogs Contain Meat: Study

“If you're a hot dog lover, you may have beef with a study that finds certain varieties of hot dogs contain human DNA. The study also concludes that 10 percent of veggie dog brands tested contained meat. Researchers for Clear Labs, a company that sets standards for food quality, looked at 345 samples of hot dogs and sausages from 75 brands and 10 retailers, assigning each brand a score up to 100 for the highest quality products.” Read full story.

WEB MD: More Evidence: Drinking May Up Breast Cancer Risk

“A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women's risk of breast cancer. Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European countries.” Read full story.