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  1. Types of Teas and Their Health Benefits

    Regarded for thousands of years in the East as a key to good health, happiness, and wisdom, tea has caught the attention of researchers in the West, who are discovering the many health benefits of different types of teas. Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, and dia

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  2. The Park Avenue Diet

    WebMD evaluates the Park Avenue Diet, explaining what it is, what you can eat, and if it works.

  3. Secret Summer Diet Foods

    The sun is shining, temperatures are rising. Summer is the time to shed layers of clothes, as well as some pounds. You could opt for a stringent diet regime, but what about simply enjoying all the wonderful foods the season brings? You'll still slim down, and do wonders for your health. It's a natur

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  4. Major Weight Loss: How to Take the First Step

    Each month WebMD the Magazine puts your questions about weight loss and fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, Guilleromo Bustos, 43, an LA-based television editor and father of three, asked for help losing 200 of his 452 pounds. We turned to Martin Binks, PhD, director of beh

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  5. Trans-Fat-Free Food: What's the Truth?

    We've made great progress since January 2006, when Congress required that trans fat content be listed on food labels. Food manufacturers and restaurants that used the unhealthy fats have scrambled to find alternatives so they can boast of their "trans-fat-free" foods. Bills to limit or ban trans fat

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  6. Avoiding Trans Fats in Restaurants

    It started in New York City and Chicago. Citing the impact of trans fats on heart disease, city officials acted to ban trans fats from the menus of restaurants in their cities. Since then, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, New Hampshire, and New Jersey have also introduced bills to ban trans f

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  7. The Flavor (and Flavonoids) of Shallots

    It may resemble an onion -- and make your eyes tear like one -- but the shallot is a vegetable all its own. This bulbous member of the onion family is sweeter and more subtle in flavor than its pungent cousin and resembles garlic with multiple cloves when the outer skin is removed. Varying in color

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  8. Quality of Life After Successful Weight Loss Surgery

    Are you on the fence about weight loss surgery? There are good reasons to think long and hard about it -- as well as reasons to do it. That’s because, as the pounds melt away, people feel the difference immediately -- and that helps them embrace a new mind-set, says Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, chief

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  9. Weight Loss Surgery: What to Expect the First Year

    If you're considering weight loss surgery, prepare to make changes that last a lifetime. "When you're seriously overweight, it affects your social life, your health," says Atul Madan, MD, chief of bariatric surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. "This surgery helps people get past th

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery: Long-Term Results

    After weight loss surgery, success is a long-term project. But if you can stick with a healthy diet and exercise, experts say you’ll enjoy extremely satisfying results. By most estimates, 80% or more of patients do well after surgery, says Atul Madan, MD, chief of bariatric surgery at the University

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