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Kids Cholesterol Levels Dropping For First Time In 20 Years
CDC study: Cholesterol levels in kids are dropping for first time in 20 years
ATLANTA (AP) -- Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the last decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.
Some experts were a little surprised by the new study's results. High cholesterol is often linked to obesity, and the childhood obesity rate hasn't budged.
But they have a theory: The cholesterol-raising trans fat content of many foods has declined in the last decade, and that may have been the cause.
The study by government researchers was released online Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Posted: Tuesday, August 7 2012, 03:27 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma emergency operations center to close
May 23, 2013 00:01 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says an emergency operations center that opened after a massive tornado hit Moore is closing.
ODEM spokeswoman Keli Cain says the center will close at midnight Wednesday.
The center opened to help coordinate the state and federal response after the tornado hit Moore Monday afternoon and killed 24 people -- including 10 children. Seven of the children were pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore.
Officials say more than 300 people were injured and an estimated 350 people are staying at American Cross shelters.
Oklahoma Insurance Department officials estimate damages at up to $2 billion.
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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.