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Lack of Stores With Fresh Foods Linked to Signs of Early Heart Disease

Living in poor neighborhoods has been linked to increased heart risk, and a new U.S. study suggests the lack of access to fresh, healthy foods may be to blame. “Previous studies have found relationships between neighborhood characteristics and cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Jeffrey Wing of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “Finding that the density of healthy food stores was the only factor among those tested that consistently was related to slowing the progression of coronary calcium build-up was interesting in that we didn’t see the same…

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Oil Jumps As Yuan Hits 2016 High; Investors Put Fresh Cash Into Oil

Singapore: Oil prices jumped on Friday supported by fresh investment and a weaker dollar, which makes fuel cheaper for importers using other currencies, but analysts warned that a stronger price rally was premature as a global glut remained in place. U.S. crude futures were trading at $38.64 a barrel at 0749 GMT, up 80 cents and over 2 percent from their last close. Traders said reports that commodity merchant Gunvor was the latest company to export U.S. sweet crude also supported WTI prices. Brent crude futures were at $40.70 a…

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