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  • When food's the reward, obese women's judgment fails them
    When food's the reward, obese women's judgment fails them

    At the risk of inspiring offensive commentary from misogynists and fat haters, I bring you this intriguing finding about obese women from researchers at Yale University: Compared to their normal-weight peers, obese women -- but not men -- appear to have a highly specific learning deficit...

  • Among blacks and whites alike, strokes are down
    Among blacks and whites alike, strokes are down

    The nation's fourth leading cause of death is getting a little less common and a bit less deadly. And while racial disparities remain, there is equal progress in driving down stroke incidence and improving survival among African Americans and white Americans, a new study finds.

  • Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer
    Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer

    It's a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut your way through an arduous workout. When you sit down to dinner or go to the break room later that day, you say to yourself,...

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