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FOCUS ON HEALTH - A day after the CDC predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 20–30, the Institute of Medicine outlines recommendations to help curb this obesity epidemic.
The five recommendations were designed to speed obesity prevention efforts across the country.
They include requiring at least an hour a day of physical education and activity in schools, creating guidelines for which foods and beverages can be marketed towards children and how that marketing should be done, taking full advantage of a doctor's influence to promote obesity prevention among patients and increasing the availability of lower–calorie healthier children's meals in restaurants.
The obesity report was released as part of the CDC "Weight of the Nation" conference in Washington, DC.
Smokers having trouble kicking the habit may want to try acupuncture.
A new study in the American Journal of Medicine shows acupuncture tripled the success rate for people trying to stop smoking.
Scientists also say smokers who used hypnosis had a higher success rate at quitting than those who did not use hypnosis.
It's been said yogurt helps in the fight against obesity.
Well, researchers at MIT found yogurt not only made mice slimmer, it also made them sexier!
The mice had thicker, shinier coats and also mated faster and produced more offspring.
Scientists believe the pro–biotics found in yogurt might be responsible for the extra–sexiness.
Researchers say the study may even give new insight into human fertility.