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A Genetic Switch Could Turn Obesity On Or Off

A Genetic Switch Could Turn Obesity On Or Off | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A group of international researchers has identified a molecular mechanism that initiates a switch to either turn on or off a set of genes and help determine whether or not someone will become obese.
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oh - if it were just that simple....

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How much exercise it takes to burn off 8 junk foods, including the Big Mac

How much exercise it takes to burn off 8 junk foods, including the Big Mac | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
It’s the night of the annual office Christmas party, you’ve already eaten what feels like your weight in roast potatoes and necked more than a few mulled wines: you've come this far, so what harm can cramming a burger into your mouth at the bus stop really do? Around eight flat dumbbell presses at the gym is the answer according to a new infographic aiming to help people navigate the pitfalls of excess and emphasies that moderation is the key to staying healthy.
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reminds me of someone I worked with...  each day she would eat whatever she wanted at McD, calculate the calories and immediately go to the gym and work off an equal number of calories.....  and it worked - she did not gain weight....

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