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Your Day in Health: The New Supplement You Need

Could this vitamin replace exercise? And more of the day's health news.

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Your Day in Health: The New Supplement You Need

Could this vitamin replace exercise? And more of the day's health news.

YOUR HEALTHY TIP FOR THE DAY

Chronic job stress is making you fat! “Long-term stress caused by things like too much job responsibility had a significantly larger effect on weight gain than short-term stressors brought on by things like quarterly reviews and once-in-a-while big assignments.” Read why here.

NEW SCIENTIST: VOLUNTEERS ATE 6,000 CALORIES A DAY TO PROBE CAUSE OF DIABETES

“Unsurprisingly, inactive volunteers started to put on weight. By the end of the week, each volunteer was around 3.5 kilograms heavier than when they started…On their mega-diet, the volunteers all developed insulin resistance within two days. ‘By definition, they all developed diabetes,' says Francis Stephens at the University of Nottingham in the UK.” Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: VITAMIN C: THE EXERCISE REPLACEMENT?

“Overweight and obese adults are advised to exercise to improve their health, but more than 50 percent do not do so. New research to be presented at the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics suggests that taking vitamin C supplements daily can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in these adults.” Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: THINKING PEOPLE ARE BORN FAT OR BORN THIN IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

“If an individual believes weight to be outside of the influence of diet and exercise, she or he may engage in more behaviors that are rewarding in the short term, such as eating unhealthful foods and avoiding exercise, rather than healthful behaviors with more long-term benefits for weight management, wrote study authors.” Read the full story.

YAHOO! HEALTH: ABOUT HALF OF U.S. ADULTS ARE DIABETIC OR PREDIABETIC

“Among those with diabetes, 36.4 percent of cases were undiagnosed … Diabetes affected 9.8 percent of the population between 1988 and 1994, increased to 10.8 percent between 2001 and 2002, and grew again to 12.4 percent between 2011 and 2012.” Read the full story.

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