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People Whose Ancestors Came From This Region May Be More Likely to Have Celiac Disease

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research has revealed some surprising findings about who develops celiac disease in the United States. The study found that it’s most common among people whose ancestors came from India’s Punjab region. Previously, experts ...

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More People Are Taking Vitamin D Than Ever. Here's Why That Might Be Risky

More people are taking vitamin D supplements today than they were 20 years ago, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. According to a new paper published today in JAMA, more than 18% of the population gets excess vitamin D—and ...

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Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That’s about 30% of the world’s population. The new study, published in the New ...

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5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Most Americans want to lose weight, but it’s no simple feat. Just ask someone who’s done it. That’s exactly what TIME did in a recent cover story looking at new weight loss science. After ...

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Fitness Blogger and Psychologist Explains Why She Stopped Following People Who Use Photoshop on Social Media

This article originally appeared on People.com. As a psychologist, Stacey Lee understands the impact social media images can have on a person’s self-worth. “One of the recurrent themes I treat in my profession is body image and its effect on ...

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Happiness and harm awareness could keep young people from drinking and smoking

Promoting young people’s levels of well-being and making them aware of the harms of smoking and drinking could keep them away from alcohol and cigarettes, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Researchers at ...

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14 People Share Their Most Embarrassing (Yet Very Relatable) Gym Stories

Ever had a less-than-poised moment on a weight machine, or in a boot camp class? Hey, you’re certainly not the only one. In a recent Reddit thread titled “Stupidest thing you’ve ever done in the gym?” in the XXFitness subreddit, users revealed their most cringeworthy ...

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Do Diet and Exercise Really Make You Fat? Experts Respond to the TED Talk People Are Buzzing About 

In his recent TEDx Talk, Jay Cardiello argued that when it comes to our health, we’ve got it all wrong: “Diet and exercise makes you fat,” the strength and conditioning coach told the audience. And the health and fitness industry? “It’s a complete lie.” Cardiello, who has trained both ...

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Woman Who Lost 185 Lbs. Shows Off Excess Skin: 'I Wanted People to Realize What Obesity Does'

This article originally appeared on People.com.  When her 185-lb. weight loss left her with large amounts of excess skin, Jessica Weber didn’t let it bring her down. Instead, she’s sharing body-baring photos on Instagram to help others stay just as ...

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The Simple Vending Machine Hack That Led People to Choose Healthier Snacks

When you’re trying to decide between Twizzlers and trail mix, 25 seconds could make all the difference, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people made healthier choices at vending machines when there was a brief time delay. Installing machines with this technology ...

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