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Hips don't lie with new method of calculating body fat

If you've ever strived to achieve a healthy weight, chances are you're familiar with your body mass index (BMI) – a ratio of weight to height that's considered a reliable measure of body fatness. Full story

Weight loss may send pollutants into bloodstream

Weight loss may have an unwanted side effect, according to a new study in the journal Nature: It may send a flood of environmental pollutants into the bloodstream. Full story

Another reason to flatten your belly: osteoporosis

Body fat, long thought to protect against osteoporosis, may instead promote the disease, according to a new study. Specifically, high levels of belly fat may hurt bone health and increase women's risk for developing the bone-weakening disease, the researchers said. Full story

Even briefly overeating has lasting effects

The effects of a sedentary, gluttonous lifestyle are hard to shake, even after the person has become an upstanding, healthy individual, a new Swedish study suggests. Full story

Woman fights ‘skinny fat’

   TODAY’s diet expert Joy Bauer shares one woman’s battle to trim her unhealthy body fat percentage, despite her healthy appearance.

Losing 10 pounds could boost your immunity

Excess fat around the abs can turn the body's defense system against you, leading to heart and other diseases. Full story

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  Working later into life may help prevent dementia, study shows

Is this another reason to delay retirement? Workers who put off retiring have less risk in developing Alzheimer's or dementia, a new study from France shows. NBC News' Dr. Nancy Snyderman joins Morning Joe to discuss. Dr. Snyderman also discusses a new study on aspirin and colon cancer and a link be