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    Daily Record Article
    Posted by Emily Littman, 7/10/2009 4:22 PM.
    July 10, 2009Morris residents lose 2,600 poundsBY MELISSA SHUBESTAFF WRITERPARSIPPANY — Susan Graziano said the readout on the scale feature on her Nintendo Wii was the final straw that pushed her to lose weight."It weighs you, and it's like 'Oh wow, you are over 200 pounds,'?" Graziano said. Graziano decided to participate in "Toxic Waistlines," a 100-day weight loss competition sponsored by the Mayors Wellness Campaign and National Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance."Our ...
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    Toxic Waistlines Results Release
    Posted by Emily Littman, 7/10/2009 2:53 PM.
    Parsippany TAKES TOP HONORSIN NEW JERSEY’S FIRST-EVER TOXIC WAISTLINES COntest Residents in Parsippany and Lincoln ParkTake Individual Honors, Winning $1,000 Each For Immediate Release:  July 9, 2009CONTACT: Emily Littman at 609-393-4931 orDonald Sico at 856-314-8066  Parsippany,New Jersey – Parsippany took top honors in the state’s first-ever 100-day“Toxic Waistlines” Contest, which began on March 1st and ended onJune 2nd. With participating residents losing an average of 4....
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    Amid Efforts to Give Food More Antioxidant Punch, Mysteries Remain
    Posted by Emily Littman, 6/2/2009 3:44 PM.
    Amid Efforts to Give Foods More Antioxidant Punch, Mysteries RemainBy Jennifer LaRue HugetTuesday, June 2, 2009 Washington PostIn a greenhouse in Beltsville, Steve Britz aims light-emitting diodes at rows of plants, hoping to coax more color out of the leaves.Across the country, in a lab in Pomona, Calif., David Still painstakingly manipulates plants' genetic structure, altering the DNA of some, crossbreeding others, then microscopically analyzing their progeny.Though their approaches and t...
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    Pros and Cons of Condiments
    Posted by Emily Littman, 5/26/2009 4:07 PM.
    Just in Time for Cookout Season: The Pros and Cons of Condiments By Jennifer LaRue Huget Tuesday, May 26, 2009  When President Obama and Vice President Biden stepped out recently for a couple of burgers, pundits and other observers had a lot to say about the topping each chose. As you'll recall, the president asked for mustard, preferably a Dijon style, while the vice president went for ketchup. As the rest of the world teased out the political implications, I, of course, got to won...
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    Mile for Mile
    Posted by Emily Littman, 5/21/2009 3:01 PM.
    Mile for Mile, a Dog Is a Man's (or a Woman's) Best Workout Partner By Vicky Hallett Tuesday, May 19, 2009  Unlike first kids Malia and Sasha, my brother and I never convinced our parents to let us adopt a dog. "I'm allergic," lied my dad, while my mom came up with a more creative excuse: "We don't believe in species subjugation." Actually, they didn't believe in picking up poop. Which, in hindsight, is understandable. But I've come up with a new, foolproof tactic for kids pleading ...
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    Plastic Water Bottles: Should You Avoid the Disposable Kind, Too?
    Posted by Emily Littman, 4/15/2009 4:52 PM.
    Plastic Water Bottles: Should You Avoid the Disposable Kind, Too? March 12, 2009 02:45 PM ET | Deborah Kotz | Permanent Link |U.S. News and World Report "Awwk!" That was my first reaction when I read a recent E-mail about new dangers lurking in my disposable water bottle, the one with a No. 1 recycling code stamped on the bottom that sits on my desk waiting to be refilled. There's a new study from Germany out today that tested the water in those bottles an...
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    Studies Find a Way Adult Bodies May Fight Obesity
    Posted by Emily Littman, 4/14/2009 7:22 PM.
    Studies Find A Way Adult Bodies May  Fight Obesity By David Brown Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, April 9, 2009; A01  Three new studies show that most adults have unexpectedly large and active deposits of a calorie-burning type of fat that biologists once thought disappeared after infancy. The persistence of brown fat suggests a potential new strategy to fight obesity, which is epidemic in the United States and increasing rapidly in the developing world. In addit...
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    Competitive Instinct and Team Spirit Can Get You a Long Way
    Posted by Emily Littman, 3/24/2009 4:11 PM.
    Washington Post-March 24th Article by Vicky Hallett
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    Obesity as Detrimental to Life Expectancy as Smoking
    Posted by Emily Littman, 3/20/2009 2:36 PM.
    Obesity as Detrimental to Life Expectancy as Smoking, Study Shows  Mar 18, 2009 A study published online in the Lancet suggests that obesity can trim as much as a decade off an individual's life expectancy, comparable to the effects of a life-long smoking habit, USA Today reports. To gauge obesity's effect on life expectancy, researchers at Oxford University in England reviewed the findings of 57 studies conducted in Europe and the United States involving 894,576 adults. During the co...
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    Working Out the Bugs: A Sick Idea?
    Posted by Emily Littman, 3/17/2009 3:06 PM.
    Working Out the Bugs: A Sick Idea? Washington Post Article - Tuesday March 17th
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