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2008-06-17 09:00:09

By Betsy Mason, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 17--The benefits of eating right and staying active may extend well beyond your physique, all the way down to your genes, Bay Area scientists have found.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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