The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Better Fat Than Inactive, Study Finds

    The battle between diet and exercise may be over. Being sedentary is twice as likely to kill you as obesity, research on 334,000 Europeans has found. Being fat isn’t healthy, but if you’re active, you’re in better shape than the thin person who parks it on the couch all day, according to the 12-year study. But couch potatoes needn’t despair: Researchers suggest that just 20 minutes of brisk walking a day can cut one’s mortality risk by as much as 30 percent.


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