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Your Day in Health: August 4

The average American is 15 pounds heavier than only 20 years ago...
Your Day in Health: August 4

WEB MD: Heavier In Two Decades

“There’s no doubt about it: Americans are getting heavier and heavier. But new U.S. estimates may still come as a shock — since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller. The new statistics were released Aug. 3 in a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The statistics for 2011-2014 are based on an analysis of a sample of 19,151 people who underwent medical examinations and were interviewed at home.” Read full story.

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Eater: Watch: Ikea Makes Fun of Your Obsessive Food Instagramming

“IKEA just laid down the gauntlet for people who routinely strive to take the perfect photo of their food to post on Instagram. A new ad from the Swedish home furnishings company pokes fun at the ridiculousness of such habits by taking the process back in time before social media, the internet, or even cameras, showing a family waiting in agony to eat as an artist painstakingly documents a lavish banquet meal.” Read full story.

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NPR: 75 Percent Of Americans Say They Eat Healthy — Despite Evidence To The Contrary

“A third of U.S. adults are obese, and 80 percent don’t eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet our poll with Truven Health Analytics suggests that as a nation, we eat with blinders on.” Read full story.

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