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Add an Extra 7 Years to Your Life by Doing These 3 Things

A new study has quantified the benefits of a healthy lifestyle like never before: For the first time, scientists have linked three behaviors—not smoking, maintaining a normal weight, and moderate alcohol consumption—to seven additional years of life. The research, published in Health Affairs, also found that those additional years are …

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This Is How Excess Weight Can Fuel the Growth of Cancer Cells

It’s pretty obvious that carrying around extra weight can make you feel sluggish, affect your self-esteem, and put you at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. But increasingly, researchers are also making connections between obesity and cancer—several different types of cancer, in fact. Cancer is caused by mutations within …

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How Being Overweight May Affect Memory

Want to stay sharp well into old age? Keep an eye on your waistline, suggests a new study from the University of Arizona. Having a higher body mass index (BMI) can negatively impact brain functioning in older adults, researchers say, and there’s evidence that inflammation is to blame. Maintaining a …

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4 Ways to Tell If You're at a Healthy Weight

More than 54 million Americans who are labeled overweight or obese according to their body mass index (BMI), a weight-to-height ratio, are actually healthy, says a new study in the International Journal of Obesity. Wondering where you stand? Check into these digits instead. RELATED: This Indiana Teen Explained to Her …

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