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New Theory: CO2 Makes You Fat

Don't laugh. This is serious stuff.  Researchers in Denmark have announced a theory that may not only explain why people all over the world are getting fatter and fatter, but it could also serve as a warning of serious consequences for life on Earth if pollution caused by CO2 emissions isn't reduced.

The theory states that CO2 -- carbon dioxide -- contributes to making us fat.  Oh please.

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George Washington McNugget Bidder Chickens Out

The eBay auction for the Chicken McNugget that may or may not resemble George Washington finally concluded last week with a high bid of $8,100 — but the winner isn’t willing to part with the scratch.

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Survey: Texans Lead U.S. in Eating Out

Did you know that Texans lead the entire country in going out to eat?  It's true.  The Zagat Survey of restaurants in all 50 states says Texans really love going out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, more than people in any other state.

The Texas average of 3.8 "eat-outs" a week is the highest in the country.  That's 20 percent higher than the national average of 3.1.

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Atlanta Restaurant Bans Crying Kids [VIDEO]

At Atlanta pizzeria is receiving both cheers — and jeers — for the notice it recently printed on its menus asking parents of noisy children to take their kids outside.

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10 Delicious King Cakes for Mardi Gras

The king cake is a traditional Mardi Gras food. It is usually a ring-shaped pastry, sometimes filled with cheese or jelly and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras. It began as an Epiphany treat, celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the stable where Jesus was born. Oh, and it’s delicious.

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Butter Queen Paula Deen Has Diabetes

The world's best known fan of cooking all things with butter has made a shocking confession. Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes - and it's not funny. It's very serious and life threatening.

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Wine Researcher Accused of Falsifying Study

Have you been drinking wine to improve heart health? Well, your efforts may have been in vain. The author of a much publicized study, which linked resveratrol – an ingredient found in red wine – to cardiovascular health benefits, is being accused of falsifying his data.

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Study: Diet Affects Brain Size

Omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients such as vitamins C, D, E, and B, can prevent brain shrinkage according to a study in the December issue of the journal Neurology.

Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University found a definite correlation between nutrients found in vitamin and Omega 3 rich foods and the brain, though the exact benefits have yet to be determined.

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