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  1. Stay Focused on Health: Have Backup Plans

    You've been sticking with your food and exercise plan for a while -- and feeling confident with it. Then, bam! There's an office birthday party or bumper-to-bumper traffic, and your dinner plan or gym time is derailed. The best way to fight unexpected temptations is to have a solid backup strategy t

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  2. Removable 'Gut Sleeve' a Future Weight-Loss Tool?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with severe obesity are increasingly turning to bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. But the procedure is invasive, irreversible and not without risks. A new study conducted on rats describes a nonsurg

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  3. Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet & Exercise

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests. The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, s

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  4. Expert Q&A: Losing the Baby Weight

    Gaining weight is essential during pregnancy, but once the baby arrives, most moms can’t wait to lose the extra weight. But losing weight after giving birth is different from losing weight at other times, especially if you are breastfeeding your baby.  To get professional advice on how to lose baby

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  5. Is Your Diet Aging You?

    Yes, what you put on your plate might be affecting what you see in the mirror. But how? “Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation -- and aging is basically a chronic inflammatory state," says Timothy Harlan, MD. He is assistant professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medi

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  6. 9 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    Delicious foods that help you diet? It sounds too good to be true. No doubt: Weight loss comes down to simple math. You have to eat fewer calories than you burn. "Certain foods can help you shed body weight," says Heather Mangieri, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "becau

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  7. Weight-Loss Surgery & Long-Term Diabetes Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery can benefit overweight patients with type 2 diabetes for up to nine years after the procedure, according to a new study. Long-term follow-up showed that patients continued to have improvements in their dia

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  8. Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control: Mouse Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria living in your digestive system may be the last thing on your mind, but a new study in mice raises the prospect that obese people might get benefits through the transfer of a thinner person's gut germs. The resear

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  9. When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to chew on as the National Football League prepares to kick off a new season Thursday night: sports fans turn to junk food to console themselves when their team goes down to defeat, new research suggests. In a se

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  10. Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria in people's digestive systems -- gut germs -- seem to affect whether they become overweight or obese, and new research sheds more light on why that might be. The findings, from an international team of scientists, al

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