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  1. The Diet Soda Debate

    July 31, 2014 -- When you’re trying to lose weight or keep off extra pounds, can diet soda help? While it has fewer calories than regular soda, some studies show it fuels your sweet tooth.  Also, are artificially sweetened sodas good for your health? Several studies this year continue the debate. In

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  2. Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests. Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less we

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  3. 5 Surprising Facts About Willpower

    If only you had more willpower, you would easily stick to your diet or exercise program, right? Nope. It turns out you need a lot more than willpower to do things like that. It's not just about self-control. In fact, willpower might be the most misunderstood of virtues. Once you get wise to how will

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  4. Emotional Eating: What Helps

    Does stress, anger, or sadness drive you to eat? Do you turn to food for comfort, or when you're bored? Many people do. If you often eat for emotional reasons instead of because you're physically hungry, that can be a problem. Obeying the urge to eat more than you need is a sure-fire way to gain wei

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  5. Best Fast-Food Salads: How to Choose Them

    Fast-food meals are parts of life for many people, at least occasionally. When you're trying to eat healthy, you probably pick the salad. A bowl of greens and vegetables seems like the best option on a menu of burgers, nuggets, and fries. But depending on your choices, you can get a salad that has m

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  6. Weight Loss Surgery Eases Urinary Incontinence?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery pro

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  7. The Truth About Agave

    You've seen agave syrup in your grocery store or in products sweetened with its nectar. It's about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar and comes from the same plant that's used to make tequila. Should you reach for it instead of sugar, honey, or maple syrup? What if you're working on losing weight or have

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  8. 60% of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About six out of 10 adults make use of calorie information on menus, if it's available, to decide what to order in restaurants, according to a new U.S. study. Women in particular review the menu labeling, said the stud

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  9. Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that t

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  10. Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is known to run in families, but new research suggests this relationship may be the strongest among siblings. Although older children in a two-child home with an obese parent are more than twice as likely to be o

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