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Your Day in Health: November 29

For some, starting an exercise routine means weight gain—not loss
Your Day in Health: November 29

NY TIMES: Why Do I Gain Weight When I Exercise?

“The problem, most scientists agree, is that exercise makes us want to eat. Simultaneously, many of us move less on days when we exercise, studies show. But there is a solution, according to a comprehensive new review of decades’ worth of studies about exercise and body weight. Work out, the findings suggest, but also scrupulously watch what you eat. Pooling data from multiple past studies, it finds that if people exercise and restrict their calorie intake, they drop pounds — and in fact often lose more weight than by dieting alone.” Read full story.

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NPR: Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis

“To develop a new variety of kale tailored to American palates, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? ‘Be less like kale.'” Read full story.

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WEB MD: Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Says Study

“Does it help to know that a double quarter-pounder with cheese delivers 740 calories? Probably not, a new study suggests. Starting next May, fast-food chains with more than 20 locations in the United States must display calorie counts on menus. But this study questions whether the well-intended regulations will actually steer customers to less-fattening foods. Research in Philadelphia, where such rules already exist, indicate as few as 8 percent of fast-food eaters make healthy choices based on menu calorie counts, the study found.” Read full story.

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REUTERS: More Evidence Ties Sugary Caffeinated Drinks to Poor Sleep

“Adults who sleep no more than five hours a night are more likely to be heavy soda drinkers than people who get more rest, a U.S. study suggests. Soda is the main source of added sugar in the American diet, researchers note in the journal Sleep Health. Soda and lack of sleep are both independently associated with obesity, and sugar-sweetened beverages are also linked to rising rates of heart disease and diabetes, the authors write.” Read full story.

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