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Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids

July 21, 2014, Reuters

By Kathryn Doyle

After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady [from] 2003–2012, according to a new analysis of national data.

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Walking, biking, and taking public transit tied to lower weight

Aug. 19, 2014, Reuters

By Andrew Seaman

People who walk, bike, or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the United Kingdom.

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Train your brain to crave healthy food

Sept. 1, 2014, CNN

By Jacque Wilson

It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants — craves, even — healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet.

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