'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

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Published: December 03, 2013

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) – The notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth, according to a new Canadian study. Even without high blood pressure, diabetes or other metabolic issues, overweight and obese people have higher rates of death, heart attack and stroke after 10 years compared with their thinner counterparts, the researchers found. For the full story click here.

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Proposed food-safety rules have some small New Hampshire farmers worried

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Published: December 01, 2013

Agriculture in New Hampshire has changed in recent years, with the local food movement fueling an explosion of vegetable stands, farmers markets, CSAs and farm stands, but some are worried that it may be imperiled by proposed changes in federal food-safety rules for produce they feel are oriented toward large-scale farms in warmer climates. “There’s definitely concern, I’d even say some anxiety …

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Mandatory calorie postings at fast-food chains does not influence food choice, study

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Published: December 01, 2013

Posting the calorie content of menu items at major fast-food chains did not change the purchasing habits or decrease the number of calories that customers in Philadelphia in the US consumed, according to research from the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the NYU Langone Medical Centre.

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