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Check out a few of the most popular News Network stories on @mayoclinic social media this past week.

Is emotional eating sabotaging your weight-loss efforts?

Emotional eating is eating to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. It often leads to eating too much, especially overeating foods that are sweet, fatty and high in calories. And this can sabotage your weight-loss efforts.⁠

Recommendations to begin breast cancer screening at age 40

All women should begin breast cancer screening at the age of 40, says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In a new recommendation, the task force advises cisgender women and all other people assigned female at birth aged 40 to 74 years get screened every other year.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Good carbs for optimal health

Dr. Christine Nguyen, a Mayo Clinic family physician, says not all carbs are bad, and there are plenty of foods with good carbs. Fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables are essential for health, aiding digestion, lowering cholesterol levels and reducing disease risk.

AI may help predict risk of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer survival rates are low because it is often found at a later stage when symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, worsening heartburn, coughing and hoarseness have begun. Artificial intelligence may help predict the risk.

Exploring the exposome

Environmental exposures can accumulate in your body from the air you breathe, the food you eat, products you touch, water you drink, and more. These sometimes-harmful exposures have the potential to interact with each person's genes to influence health.