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MILLENNIALS, GEN Y NEED TO EAT LESS, WORK OUT MORE TO STAVE OFF OBESITY

This is your body on Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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MILLENNIALS, GEN Y NEED TO EAT LESS, WORK OUT MORE TO STAVE OFF OBESITY

This is your body on Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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YAHOO HEALTH: YOUR BODY IMMEDIATELY AFTER DRINKING A PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

“There’s a reason why you crave sugary drinks like the PSL, which contains a whopping 12 teaspoons of sugar. Research has shown your body’s response to all that sweet stuff is similar to what happens when someone consumes heroin or cocaine.” Watch video and read full story.

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SCIENCE DAILY: Millennials, Gen Y Need To Eat Less, Work Out More To Stave Off Obesity

“If you are struggling with weight gain, you might be surprised to know that your parents had it easier – they could eat more and exercise less, and still avoid obesity, according to a recent study.” Read full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: A High Fat Diet Leads To Overeating Because Of Faulty Brain Signaling

“Defective signaling in the brain can cause overeating of high fat foods in mice, leading to obesity, according to a new article. The body controls food intake by balancing a need for food to survive with a desire for food for pleasure. By shifting the balance between these systems, defective brain signaling can cause pleasure to take over, resulting in overeating and obesity.” Read full story.

NEW YORK TIMES: How Much Junk Food Do Teenagers Eat?

"American teenagers receive 16.9 percent of their calories from fast food, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. It made no difference whether the teenager was a boy or a girl, rich or poor, overweight or not. But there were some differences by race and ethnicity.” Read full story.