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Artisanal Whole Wheat Is Not Healthier Than White Bread

Updated | For many health-conscious people, bread equals temptation. Burgeoning shelves of multigrain loaves, friends passing around sourdough starters, and attaching the word artisanal to the ancient combination of yeast, flour and water has led many consumers to believe that whole grain bread is healthier than industrial white bread. That trend has made for a lot of expensive sandwiches. Fortunately, a new study by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science is here to help. In the study, newly published in Cell, researchers randomized 20 participants to consume either processed whit
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Why Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether It’s Unhealthy to Be Overweight

Is being a little bit overweight bad for you? Could it lead to an untimely death? It’s a question with real consequences. Many overweight people feel locked in a fruitless battle with their size. If they do slim down, the process might distort their metabolisms forever. But if they remain overweight, non-thin people may face intense prejudice and stigma, as the writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner poignantly described in The New York Times Magazine recently: I was in Iceland, for a story assignment, and the man who owned my hotel took me fishing and said, ‘‘I’m not going to insist you wear a life jack
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