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Why did the two biggest soda companies in the United States – Coca-Cola and PepsiCo – sponsor a minimum of 96 national health organizations between 2011-2015, and campaign against at least 28 public health bills attempting to lower soda consumption and improve the American diet?

During the last ten years, thanks to numerous studies, we know there are healthy fats our bodies need to function properly, and there are harmful ones that support the development of disease. In general plant based fats fall into the healthy category. A recent study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that stress stops the positive effects of choosing good fats.

Is there a supplement that can take the place of exercise? Not completely, in terms of its numerous health related benefits. However, because more than 50 percent of obese and overweight adults are do not exercise to improve their health, a new study suggests taking a certain vitamin can have similar heart related (cardiovascular) benefits comparable to regular exercise.

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