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Health Quiz What’s In The News



Health Quiz What’s In The News

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Natalya Balnova

To prevent obesity, studies suggest that eating most of your calories at this meal may jumpstart your metabolism:





It makes no difference what time of day you eat

Eating a big breakfast, particularly after a long period of fasting, may have metabolic benefits. To learn more, read The Case for a Breakfast Feast

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An X-ray of the colon shows constriction from a tumor. Getty Images

Death rates from colon cancer are rising in this age group:

20 to 54 years

55 to 64 years

65 to 74 years

75 and older


Deadly colon and rectal cancers are rising in younger people. Scientists aren’t sure why. To learn more, read More Young People Are Dying of Colon Cancer


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A nearly 50-year study of elite runners found that by the time they reached their 60s and 70s, the athletes were:

In much better physical shape than most of their peers

In worse shape

In about the same shape


Youthful exercise had no impact on late-in-life status

Fitness can carry on through a lifetime, and may require only a few hours of gentle activity each week. To learn more, read Age Like a Former Athlete


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Karsten Moran for The New York Times

Raising the price of a pack of cigarettes by $1 resulted in:

10 percent more people quitting

20 percent more people quitting

40 percent more people quitting


A price rise had no effect on quitting rates

Raising the price by $1 resulted in 20 percent more people quitting. To learn more, read 20 Percent More Smokers Quit After $1 Price Increase


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Taking oral contraceptives was tied to a lower risk of this form of arthritis:


Juvenile arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis




Oral contraceptives were tied to a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis. 

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Marijuana users had higher rates of deaths related to this condition:

Chronic obstructive lung disease


Alzheimer’s disease

All of the above



Compared to those who didn’t use marijuana, regular users of the drug had a higher risk of hypertension-related deaths. To learn more, read Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk

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True or false? Sweat removes more toxins from the body than the liver or kidneys do.



Answer False

Heavy metals and industrial chemicals can be detected in sweat, but the liver and kidneys remove far more toxins than sweat does. To learn more, read Can You Sweat Out Toxins?

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Content Orginally Published  @NYTIMES


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