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The surgeon, Soon-Shiong who co-developed the most popular drug Abraxane (an injectable formulation of paclitaxel wherein it is bound to albumin) is found amongst Forbes 400 list of billionaires. Paclitaxel was isolated from the bark of pacific yew tree. Monroe E. Wall and Mansukh C. Wani isolated the drug from the bark.
This shouldn’t be surprising since people who spend a lot of time together share meals and snacks, and if one friend adopts a healthy eating style, the other is more likely to follow suit. Friends also share activities and a physically active friend can be a great source of motivation.
At the other end of the spectrum, people who have a close friend who loses weight are more likely to shed a few pounds.
Don’t give up your old friends. Live healthier, and inspire them to do the same. In this way, everyone wins.
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Researchers polled over 3600 young and middle-aged Australian women about their eating habits and their physical activity level. They also inquired about the health habits of their close friends.
Not surprisingly, women who hung out with healthy friends were more likely to practice good health habits themselves. Is good health contagious?