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FITNESS & WELLNESS

High-intensity, short workouts will rule 2014 — worry fitness pros
Today
Next year, your workout is going to get a lot more intense. Once the domain of fitness fanatics, high-intensity interval training is poised to hit the mainstream in 2014, according to a new survey from the American College of Sports Medicine. "We've never seen something be introduced to the market and catch on so fast," says Walt Thompson, regents' professor of kinesiology at Georgia State University and lead author of the ACSM report. He's talking about home workout DVDs like P90X or Insanity, or gyms like CrossFit and the rapidly expanding Orangetheory Fitness.
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Swings, slides and seesaws: Try little-kid fun for big-kid fitness results
The Dallas Morning News
Dr. Ken Adams does not let parenting get in the way of his exercise. In fact, he says his three girls, who are 10, 7 and 3, make it easier than ever for him to exercise because it's part of their playtime together. "I love going out and jumping with my kids on the trampoline," says Adams, 41, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and associate clinical professor at UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Fall fitness gadgets keep you active all winter
USA Today
It's fall, and we all know what that means: shorter days, colder weather, longer sleeves, and, of course, the inevitable extra holiday pounds. So it should come as no surprise that there are a ton of new fitness gadgets coming out just in time to hit the winter hibernation head-on.
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DIET & NUTRITION


What wrecks your diet most at Thanksgiving
Women's Health via Fox News
Want to make sure you'll be able to button your jeans after Thanksgiving dinner? Limit your exposure to stealth fat bombs. See, while you're trying to go easy on the turkey and the pumpkin pie, it's the Turkey Day side dishes that'll really do you in — we're looking at you, stuffing, mashed potatoes, buttery Brussels sprouts, and marshmallow-covered candied yams.
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Avoid acrylamide: FDA warns against chemical found in many fried foods
Fox News
One week after proposing the removal of trans fats from food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is targeting another fattening — and potentially harmful — ingredient: acrylamide. Acrylamide is a chemical that forms in many plant-based foods during high-temperature cooking, such as frying or baking. It is often found in French fries, cereals, crackers and many other food products.
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How many sodas does it take to hurt your kidneys?
Prevention
The downsides of drinking soda reach beyond the truly devoted guzzlers of the world, according to a surprising new study presented at Kidney Week 2013. It only takes two cans a day to do a number on your kidney function. Researchers from Osaka University in Japan examined nearly 8,000 university employees with normal kidney function.
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High-intensity, short workouts will rule 2014 — worry fitness pros
Today
Next year, your workout is going to get a lot more intense. Once the domain of fitness fanatics, high-intensity interval training is poised to hit the mainstream in 2014, according to a new survey from the American College of Sports Medicine.

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20-minute exercises for your heart, from Dr. Oz
The Huffington Post
Is there a heart-healthy exercise that you can do every day, even if you only have 20 minutes? According to Dr. Oz, daytime Emmy Award winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," the answer is yes.

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50-something diet: Is it time to go vegan?
The Huffington Post
Ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson credits his vegan diet with helping him lose 140 pounds. Ellen DeGeneres went vegan after watching a documentary about the cruelty of factory farming. Former president Bill Clinton has dined vegan-style for more than three years to protect his heart.

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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


High levels of vitamin B-12 may be linked to increased cancer risk
Medical Daily
Vitamin B-12, which is commonly found in a variety of foods, including fish, meat, eggs and dairy products, is essential for maintaining the health of the body's nerve and blood cells — it also helps make DNA. Now, researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of this necessary vitamin may indicate a person is at risk of developing certain cancers. Their study appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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9 diet supplements contain amphetamine-like compound
USA Today
For the second time in recent weeks, scientists have found a "non-natural" amphetamine-like compound in dietary supplements — yet federal regulators have issued no warnings to consumers about the ingredient. Tests of 21 supposedly all-natural supplements by U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists found nine products that contain the compound, according to their findings published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis.
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Take your vitamins, or don't: Study shows it may not matter
Newsweek
Talk about a bitter pill: Vitamins might not do anything to prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease. According to a new report from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, there's not enough evidence to suggest that single or paired-nutrient supplements curtail the development of those maladies.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Study: Consistent bedtime linked to lower body fat
AFP Relaxnews via Times Live
Prior research has shown how not getting enough sleep can impact your weight, but a new study finds the consistency of your bedtime and wake time can also influence body fat. Researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah studied 330 female university students over the course of several weeks, finding that those with the best sleeping habits had healthier weights.
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Cholesterol guidelines move forward as risk tool debated
Bloomberg
Concerns raised by two Harvard researchers over new treatment guidelines for heart risk shouldn't change the method used for determining what patients should get cholesterol-lowering drugs, top U.S. heart doctors said at the American Heart Association meeting in Dallas. In a commentary set to run in the Lancet medical journal, Harvard University researchers Paul Ridker and Nancy Cook said a risk calculator designed to help doctors determine treatment needs might overestimate by as much as 150 percent causing patients to be unnecessarily placed on drug treatment.
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Drinking milk as teens may not protect men's bones
HealthDay News via WebMD
Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not observed among women, is based on the fracture history of nearly 100,000 white men and women, middle-aged and older, who recounted their milk-drinking habits decades earlier.
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