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S'gaw Karen girls of Khun Yuam District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. Takeaway

Immigration to US Westernizes Asian guts

When immigrants come to the US, it isn't just the people who assimilate. The microbes in their gut also become Westernized after living here. This may predispose them to diseases like obesity.
Some forms of obesity severely disrupt the metabolic pathways that keep us healthy. Farik gallery, MarShot / Shutterstock.com / Evans Love

There are many types of obesity – which one matters to your health

Body mass index is often used to gauge health. But there may be more accurate measures. A report on your blood metabolites, your metabolome, may distinguish healthier-obese from sicker-obese.
Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it. from www.shutterstock.com

Just because you’re thin, doesn’t mean you’re healthy

You might be thin on the outside, but if you have a poor diet and are physically inactive, you can have the same health risks as someone who is obese.
Vinegar has become as popular for some as nectar of the gods. It has a long history of high hopes for healing. Koy_Hipster/Shutterstock.com

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in

Does it seem like everyone you know drinks apple cider vinegar, mainly in hopes of losing weight? Vinegar has a long history of high hopes attached to it. A doctor who loves vinegar explains.

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