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Weekend Links

December 1, 2012

Another weekly addition of Weekend Links:

The growing obesity epidemic across the world is putting financial pressure on Europe as healthcare cost rise.

This awful article suggest that the paleo diet is bad for athletes because it is low carbs. Athletes may need to eat more calories and carbs than an ordinary person, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t eat those carbs from healthy sources such as sweet potatoes, fruits and vegetables.

A new study demonstrates that people burn more calories on average when they work out with a person who is more athletic than them.

New data shows that obesity not only causes diseases but also rot the brain by damaging memory.

It is very difficult to do studies on individual people on the impact of high fructose corn syrup and it’s health impact because it is in so many foods that people don’t realize. Researchers were able to determine that countries that have higher consumption of corn syrup have higher instance of diabetes. The rise in diabetes from corn syrup is independent of sugar intake and obesity.

Watch out, your couch may try to kill you. Most couches contain flame retardent chemicals that increase the risk of cancer.

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