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What's Happening Now: The Top Must Reads This Week in Health + Wellness

Every week, The S-Life Mag will make sure you’re in the know about the latest scientific studies and current events pertaining to health, wellness, nutrition and more. This is the stuff you need to know for your body, mind and soul!

~ We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Don’t. Fear. Fat. Yet another study has found what we’ve always known…that the right kind of fat will actually help keep you lean.

~ Don’t freak out, but…a study found women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men.

~ …Not only are women more likely than men to be anxious, but as it turns out, we’re also more likely to be obese.

~ And speaking of weighty issues, it seems overblown portion sizes are even an issue for babies. That’s right—research links the use of larger baby bottles to weight gain later in life.

~ In a major advancement in cancer treatment, the FDA has approved a blood test—the first of its kind—that identifies disease-causing gene mutations. The so-called “liquid biopsy” is less invasive than existing tests and may inform patients’ treatment.

~ Lest you think antibiotic overuse isn’t a real problem, you might want to read up on the latest superbug that’s shown resistance to colistin, the big-guns drug used when no other drugs work. (BTW, all those antibiotics are also threatening your microbiome.)

~ A good rule of thumb: If a celebrity promotes it, don’t eat it, because it’s probably not good for you. That is, unless said celebrity is singing the praises of Sakara!

~ Sleep tight, Sakaralite—research shows insufficient shuteye is hard on your heart.

~ In the interest of America’s collective heart health, the FDA wants brands and restaurants to significantly reduce the amount of added sodium in their food over the next 10 years. (Want to avoid hidden salt? Swap processed foods for whole plant foods straight from the earth.)


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