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Jamie Cooper: Holiday health

Jamie Cooper, an associate professor of foods and nutrition and graduate coordinator in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, was quoted in a Consumer Reports article about healthy eating over the holidays.

The holidays are filled with foods that can negatively affect your health. According to a 2013 study, on average, people gain 2 pounds over the holidays, as well as increased body fat, blood pressure and resting heart rate.

“The holidays really can have adverse health effects beyond just weight gain,” said Cooper, who studies holiday and vacation weight gain.