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  1. Why Can't I Lose Weight?

    Have you ever felt like trying to lose extra pounds or keep them off is just more difficult for you than for other people? Recent research suggests you might not be imagining this. For some people, thanks to a combination of genetics and physiological differences, it really is easier to put on weigh

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  2. 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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  3. The Park Avenue Diet

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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. Best Anti-Aging Foods

    By Samantha B. Cassetty, M.S., R.D. and Delia Hammock, M.S., R.D These six food groups hold the "power" to help you lose weight and turn back the clock. Don't miss our easy seven-day meal plan and delicious anti-aging snacks!   Piling your plate with fruits and vegetables is a no-brainer when it com

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  10. 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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