Your Health: Jul. 12, 1999

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SAFER SIZZLING It may be as American as apple pie, but barbecuing can also produce cancer-causing compounds. Now there is a tasty alternative. Researchers report that marinating beef before grilling--they chose Hawaiian teriyaki and Indian turmeric-garlic marinades--can reduce carcinogens as much as 67%. The meat was marinated overnight, but researchers think just an hour or two may suffice.

THE REAL SKINNY Eating disorders may be serious, but they are not incurable. A seven-year study of women ages 15 to 34 finds that 74% of bulimics (who binge on food and then throw up) eventually stop the behavior altogether, and...

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