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  1. No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits

    Dec. 18, 2014 -- There's no proof that the popular paleo (Paleolithic) diet actually matches what early humans ate, a new study says. The diet -- heavy in meat, fish and vegetables and light in grain products and processed food -- is supposed to be similar to how humans' ancestors ate between 10,000

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  2. Low-GI Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diets low in "glycemic index" are touted as a way to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests that as long as people are eating healthily, they don't need to obsess over glycemic index. In fact, re

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  3. Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newly developed food supplement appears to prevent weight gain and trim fat around the waist, researchers say. However, the chemical compound doesn't seem to help people lose pounds, and the preliminary study is so sma

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  4. Can High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Hungrier?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fructose -- a kind of sugar found in a wide variety of foods and beverages -- may encourage overeating, new research suggests. Fructose may be best known to consumers in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, which has long

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  5. WebMD Survey: 74% Say Menu Calorie Counts Helpful

    Dec. 9, 2014 -- Most people approve of the new FDA ruling that requires chain restaurants and vending machine operators to list calories on their menu items, according to a new WebMD survey. And among those who've seen calories posted on menus, nearly half say the information is already influencing

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  6. Preventing Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says. Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient

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  7. Obesity Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report. "Not only is excess body weight associated w

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  8. Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are hints in a new study that eating the much-lauded Mediterranean diet may help boost longevity. Researchers found that the regimen -- rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, fish and olive oil -- a

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  9. FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants

    Nov. 25, 2014 -- The FDA announced new rules Tuesday that require chain restaurants and vending machine operators to post calories for food and drinks on their menus. The rules, which have been in the works since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, apply to restaurants that have mor

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  10. Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new study shows. Researchers found that obese workers miss an ave

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