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And you love it. The most interesting news and tips this week from the world of health:

5 Best Diet Tips for Fighting Diabetes [1]

We like that this article mentions magnesium’s important role in addressing diabetes. Wait, that makes the list sound dryer than a Triscuit. It’s a handy article from the Diet Blog [1], so check it out!

Does the Body Absorb 5 Pounds of Makeup a Year? [2]

On the one hand: Women who use makeup (the average is 20 personal care products!) absorb several pounds of chemicals annually [3]. We will all die! Cancer is coming! Go au natural! On the other: these are all approved chemicals shown to have little effect, and though we haven’t tested their combined effect on humans, scientists are well aware of the combined effects in general. Besides, men don’t wear makeup and their disease rates are similar to women’s. What say you, Apples?

Annia316 Flickr Photo (CC) [4]

Healthy Living Makes You Live Longer! [5]

We know. You’re so shocked. Try to contain yourself.

Obesity Pill Fuels Suicides [6]

The FDA has banned an obesity drug used in Britain because of some very tragic side effects. Of 120 people participating in a clinical trial, 2 committed suicide and a third considered it.

Earl Flickr Photo (CC) [7]

Crohn’s Disease: Finding the Culprit [8]

Crohn’s Disease (chronic inflammation of the digestive tract) is a serious disease that affects 1 in 1000 Westerners. Scientists have now discovered that inflamed regions carry more of the bacteria e.coli. The bacteria, in turn, carry the genes related to many diseases including the bubonic plague. It may well be that Crohn’s “borrows” genes of other diseases. We’ll keep you posted.

Further reading:

Favorite Posts [9]

The 7 Habits of Thin (Healthy) People [10]

13 Timeless Kitchen Tips [11]

My Carb Pyramid [12]

[tags] Crohn’s Disease, FDA, obesity pill, suicide, longevity, makeup, chemicals, diabetes, prevention [/tags]