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  Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame
Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

 

SUNDAY, April 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your tendency to indulge in chocolate, go heavy on salt, or eat veggies may be tied to certain gene variants, a new study suggests.

The study, of more than 800 adults, found links between several genes and people's food likes and dislikes.

The gene variants were already known. One, for example, is linked to obesity risk; others are invo

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  Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat
Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food

 

SUNDAY, April 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ask kids what their favorite part of the school day is and most will say lunch and recess. But the timing of these events matters when it comes to what children eat and how much physical activity they get, researchers report.

The new findings could help schools develop policies to promote healthy eating and exercise habits for kids, the study a

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 FDA Approvals
 
   •  1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved
  Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue
 
   •  FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older
  Previously allowed only for adults
 
   •  FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests
  They screen for gene variants linked to 10 diseases and conditions
 
   •  Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  First drug sanctioned in U.S. for primary progressive MS
 
   •  Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema
  When topical medication doesn't work
 
 FYI
 
   •  Health Tip: Dealing With Foot Arthritis
  When to see a doctor
 
   •  Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats
  Fish low in mercury are safest
 
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