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Reading food labels may discourage obesity

People who read the nutritional information on food labels are generally thinner than those who don’t read labels, says an international team of researchers in Spain, whose study findings link label reading to obesity prevention, especially in women.

Data from surveys of more than 25,000 people suggest that women who read nutrition information on food labels have a body mass index (BMI) score 1.49 points lower than women who never read food labels.

Daily multivitamin fights cancer in men

A large-scale 13-year study of U.S. male physicians age 50 or older who took a multivitamin daily reduced their risk for overall cancers by 8 percent – the equivalent of about 130,000 cancers prevented annually.

Combined with a good diet and healthy lifestyle, the findings confirm that multivitamins safely and effectively fill in nutritional gaps, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.