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The foods you're most likely to become addicted to

DIET

We've all flippantly proclaimed we're addicted to chocolate as we polish off a box of Cadbury favourites, but certain foods and food groups are becoming more and more problematic in the face of an obesity epidemic, and scientists have noticed.

Artist shows the price our bodies pay for tight clothes

REAL LIFE STORIES

Anyone who's ever owned a pair of skinny jeans can relate to the accidental body etchings created by too-tight clothing. They've become the focus of the IMPRESSION photo series by San Diego-based photographer Justin Bartels.

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Healthy eating

A green apple a day keeps obesity awayWe've all heard the saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but now it seems that not just any apple will do — it's the Granny Smiths that have the real power.

Expert Advice

What's best for your health: diet or exercise?So you're ready to tackle that ongoing health issue — but will diet or exercise get you the best results?

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