United States is Fattest Nation Among 33 Countries

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Two thirds of American’s are overweight or obese.

The United States is the fattest nation among 33 countries with advanced economies, according to a report out today from an international think tank.Two-thirds of people in this country are overweight or obese; about a third of adults — more than 72 million — are obese, which is roughly 30 pounds over a healthy weight.

 

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Even Small Dietary Reductions in Salt Could Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes and Deaths

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New research suggests reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year.

Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.

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Couch Potato TV Time May Cut Life Short

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Every hour spent in front of the TV per day adds an 11% greater risk of premature death

Couch potatoes beware:  Every hour spent in front of the television per day brings with it an 11 percent greater risk of premature death from all causes, and an 18 percent greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, a new study by the Journal of the American Heart Association finds.

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Protection Or Peril? Gun Possession Of Questionable Value In An Assault, Study Finds

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A new study estimates that people with a gun are 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun.

In a first-of its-kind study, epidemiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that, on average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault. The study estimated that people with a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun.

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