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  1. Top Diet Stories of 2008: Readers' Choice

    Why are you gaining weight? Which foods are best for dieters? And what are the secrets of the "skinniest state"?  Those topics are among the 10 most viewed diet stories on WebMD for 2008.   5 Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight Slimming Tips From the Skinniest State 17 Best Foods for Dieters Th

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  2. Expert Q&A: Heart-Healthy Eating

    Dean Ornish, MD,  has already shown us what it's possible to do with a healthy lifestyle. Now he's showing us how to do it. Ornish's plant-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle plan can reverse heart disease. But the strict Ornish plan only shows what's possible, not what might be right for you. In hi

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  3. Expert Q&A: Eating to Control High Blood Pressure

    You know lifestyle can keep high blood pressure at bay. But what if you've already got it? It's not too late, says Dean Ornish, MD -- even if you already have hypertension or heart disease. The only question is how much better you want to feel. In his new book, The Spectrum, Ornish points out that t

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  4. 13 Food Gifts NOT to Give

    Considering an edible holiday present? Before you hit the mall, check out this list of food gifts it's best to avoid.

  5. Expert Q&A: Antiaging and Diet

    We all know that getting too much sun and smoking can age us prematurely. But what role does diet play in how well we age? To help us understand the role of diet in aging, WebMD turned to dietitian David Grotto, RD, LDN, a radio talk show host and author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life. Grott

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  6. Expert Q&A: Losing a Lot of Weight

    If you’re very overweight or obese right now, you might feel like the odds of ever achieving a healthy weight are pretty remote. But you can do it. And the benefits will be tremendous. So how do you begin? WebMD asked Michael Dansinger, MD, an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medici

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  7. Expert Q&A: The Anti-Cancer Diet

    Keeping track of the foods that prevent – or cause – cancer can get pretty confusing. So to lower your risk, what should you really be doing? Filling up on fiber? Shunning nitrates? Stocking your fridge with only organic vegetables? We got some concrete answers from Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, nutri

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  8. Expert Q&A: Avoiding the Freshman 15

    The dreaded freshman 15. You likely remember this phenomenon from your own coed years. You may even be living through it -- or trying to avoid it -- right now. So you know it is more than just an urban myth: College students do tend to pack on the pounds during their first year at school for a host

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  9. Expert Q&A: Fighting Midlife Weight Gain

    First, you notice shopping for clothes isn't as fun or simple as it used to be. Next comes the "muffin top" spilling over the jeans. Then the scale delivers dire news: You're 10, 15, maybe 20 pounds beyond your "normal" weight. Midlife weight gain is common. Many Americans gain a pound or so every y

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  10. 5 Easy Ways to Lose Weight and Improve Your Health

    Almost as soon as the Times Square ball drops and the confetti is thrown, many of us start making resolutions to improve our health and our lives. Then, within a few weeks, our resolve often fades -- and we go back to our old, bad habits. But what if, instead of trying to make sweeping changes, we r

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