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  1. Expert Q&A: Helping Your Child With Weight Loss

    Concerned that your child might be overweight or obese? As a parent, it can be hard to know what to do. Can you just hope your child will grow out of it? Can you encourage healthy habits without nagging? Is there some way to get your child to try a bite of vegetables without turning dinner into a pi

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  2. The Facts on Leptin: FAQ

    It's been called the "obesity hormone" or "fat hormone" -- but also the "starvation hormone." When scientists discovered leptin in 1994, excitement arose about its potential as a blockbuster weight loss treatment. Even today, the Internet is loaded with sites that sell leptin supplements. Any truth

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  3. Movie Snacks: The Ugly Diet Truth

    Headed to the movies this weekend? If you’re planning to snack, beware. For many a moviegoer, the popcorn and candy are part of the whole cinematic experience. But they may derail your diet if you go overboard. But with a little creativity and planning, you can nosh without terminating your calorie

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  4. The Amazingly Delicious (and Healthy) Artichoke

    According to legend, the artichoke was created when the smitten Greek god Zeus turned his object of affection into a thistle after being rejected. Despite this prickly beginning, the ancients considered the artichoke full of health benefits, using it as an aphrodisiac, a diuretic, a breath freshener

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  5. The Mayo Clinic Diet

    Although fad diets have used the name, the real diet from the Mayo Clinic involves healthy eating and exercise. Learn more from the WebMD review.

  6. Diet and Autism

    Autism affects nearly one out of every 110 children, according to the CDC. That's more children diagnosed with autism than with diabetes, cancer, and AIDS combined.  Yet a cure has yet to be found, and formal autism treatments are limited. So many parents are trying autism diets and supplements they

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  7. Biggest Loser Winning Workout and Meal Plan

    By Joanna Powell   Studies show that up to 80 percent of people who lose weight regain most or all of it within a year. But not Phillips. Here she shares what helped her lose 140 pounds at the Ranch — and what prevents the fat from piling back on now. 1. Start today: Do something. Go for a walk — ev

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  8. The Truth About White Foods

    White foods – "bad carbs" like white-flour baked goods and sugar – have been blamed for America's obesity epidemic. Should you kiss them goodbye if you want to lose weight and eat healthfully?

  9. Is Fat the New Normal?

    If you're tall enough to stand out in a crowd, you're probably aware of your tallness – maybe even self-conscious about it. But imagine that you're in a room full of basketball players. Suddenly, you don't seem so tall anymore. Your above-average height feels normal. The same scenario -- but with we

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  10. Diet Myth or Truth: Chewing Gum for Weight Loss

    Can chewing gum really help you cut calories and lose weight? WebMD gives you the facts on chewing gum and weight loss.

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