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  1. 7 Things Never to Do to Lose Weight

    Fighting the battle of the bulge can range from following a sensible diet to making ill-guided efforts that can have serious health consequences. “People get so focused on weight loss they are willing to do unproven and potentially dangerous things that can backfire and cause serious health problems

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  2. The Truth About Sensa

    Sensa isn't a diet. It's a product that you sprinkle on your food that promises to help you feel full and lose weight. Sensa ads have been misleading, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which took action against Sensa's marketers. In January 2014, Sensa agreed to pay $26.5 million to s

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  3. The Truth About Bread

    Do you have a love/hate relationship with bread? It's a staple of many people's diets, and also a top source of calories. So which is it: Is bread OK to eat, or is the idea that bread is good for us half-baked? Here's what you should know. Is bread to blame for your extra pounds? Maybe. "We go overb

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  4. Alli Weight Loss Drug Recalled Over Tampering

    March 31, 2014 -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled all of its nonprescription weight loss drug alli from retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, the company announced on March 27. GSK says customers have reported that bottles of alli they purchased over the

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  5. Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's said you can never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise. People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than obese individuals, the study shows. Compared to normal-weigh

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  6. 'Grazing' vs. Standard Meals for Weight Loss

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes. Now, a small study comparing both approaches finds it doesn't m

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  7. The Truth About Belly Fat

    Surprise: Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs. That's normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn't. Some of your fat is right under your skin. Other fat is deeper inside, around your heart, lungs, liver, and other organs. It's that deep

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  8. Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study. Eating fried food more than four times a week had twice as big an effect on body size for people at h

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  9. Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a big belly means big trouble when it comes to your health, researchers warn. They analyzed data from 11 studies that included more than 600,000 people worldwide and found that people with large waist circumference

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  10. Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified a gene that appears to be strongly linked with obesity say their discovery could help efforts to find drug treatments for obesity and diabetes. "Our data strongly suggest that [the gene] IRX3

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