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BREAKFAST HALL OF SHAME: Dunkin Donuts 650-calorie (!) Pumpkin Muffin has more sugar than 3 ice cream sandwiches!
SCIENCE DAILY: Want Pizza, Chocolate, French Fries? Highly Processed Foods Linked to Addictive Eating
"A new study confirms what has long been suspected: highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive." Click here to read the full story.
THE ATLANTIC: Cold, Dark, and Happy: Alaska Is the New Leader in Well-Being
"'Alaskans are the best in the nation in terms of exercise,' explained Dan Witters, a research director at the polling agency Gallup, in making the case that Alaska is the nation's new bastion of well-being. 'Which just goes to show you that you don't need year-round good weather to demonstrate good exercise habits.' Alaskans also reported the lowest stress levels of any population in the country over the past year, and the state had the lowest rate of diabetes. Maybe most surprisingly, despite the cold and darkness, Alaskans also had the second lowest rate of depression diagnoses in the country." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Reducing Energy Efficiency Boosts Calorie Burning in Muscle
"A targeted approach that overrides muscles' intrinsic energy efficiency and allows muscle to burn more energy, even during low to moderate exercise, has been developed by scientists. The new findings might provide the basis of a therapy that could help people get a head start on losing weight by helping to overcome the body's natural resistance to weight loss." Click here to read the full story.