Employers offering bonuses and perks to track workers’ fitness

Big health insurance companies have been teaming up with businesses to offer free FitBit devices and cash incentives, but privacy advocates say this is a slippery slope.

Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Suggests

Experts found that people following a Japanese or Asian-style diet based on rice were less likely to be obese than those living in countries where rice consumption was low.

The researchers calculated that even a modest increase in rice consumption of 50g per day per person could reduce the worldwide prevalence of obesity by 1% (from 650 million adults to 643.5 million).

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