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Ms. Woods, who just turned 80, is the lively, articulate resource coordinator for her seniors apartment complex and one five blocks away, where she sets up programs on everything from diabetes education to flu shots to blood pressure screenings. She also is the face of one of the most successful programs for preventing depression tested to date. The program was devised by Charles Reynolds, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and his colleagues. By enlisting nearly 250 older people who were at risk of depression in each of two simple preventive strategies, his group was able to reduce their incidence of depression from an average of 20 to 25 percent, to just 8 or 9 percent, he said in a recent interview. The program put one group of participants into a kind of brain training course, and put the others in a healthy eating group. Each approach http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/garcinia-cambogia-extract—crucial-data-released-231403591.html was equally effective, he said.
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Healthy Eating: Healthy snacks for Santa

“An additional $1.50 represents a 15-25 percent increase for the average American,” Drewnowski said. “It does not sound like much but low-income families spend about $6 on food. So here, $1.50 represents a 25 percent increase.” “Also remember that $1.50 per person per day represents $540 per year, or $2,200 for a family of four. When you multiply by 200 million American adults (I am being conservative here), you get a total cost of 108 billion dollars – more than the entire USDA budget for food assistance,” he told Reuters Health in an email. Drewnowski points out that dollar figure is about the same as the estimated cost of obesity to society, said to be on the order of $100 billion per year.
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Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day: study

Students eat a healthy lunch at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California, March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Claus (and the elves, of course) are changing their eating habits and wanted to let the children know. Mrs. Claus is aiming to reduce Santas risk of diet-related disease, such as heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer and diabetes. Children can help Santa be healthier and learn good eating habits by leaving him a nutritious snack on Christmas Eve. If we appeal to the kids for help, it is bound to be a win-win situation, said Mrs.
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