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December 5, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John ByrdObesity is more deadly than a lack of fitness, says new research. The new findings suggest it's more important to be of normal weight than it is to be fit. In the study, the least fit normal-weight people were still less likely to die than the most fit of the obese people.It seems we humans could learn something from the animals, found a new study. Continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and child, often called "kangaroo care" was found to dramatically reduce mortality rates of infants, especially with frail and premature babies.And... limiting how much holiday "cheer" you indulge in can help you live longer. Recent studies have shown that Americans are drinking themselves to death in record numbers. Several studies have shown positive effects on your health with moderate drinking, but binge drinking and alcohol abuse can be a killer. An increase in consumption has been seen in the U.S. since the 1990's, with deaths on the rise as a result. For RadioMD News, this is John Byr

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