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  1. 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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  2. 10 Surprising Foods That May Hamper Weight Loss

    You poured out the soda, ditched the chips, and broke up with Ben and Jerry. So why is the scale still stuck? The culprits aren't always easy to identify, so you need to do a little sleuthing. See if these 10 items might be part of what's going on with your weight. "When food companies take out one

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  3. 9 Signs You’re on a Fad Diet

    It's easy to flock to diets that promise fast results with little effort. Reality check: Fad diets backfire, because you’ll likely regain any pounds you shed. Does your diet show any of these 9 signs? Then it's time to rethink your weight-loss strategy. If a diet lasts only a preset number of days,

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  4. 6 Meals a Day for Weight Loss

    You’ve probably heard the advice that eating small meals throughout the day is how you win the battle of the bulge. The claim is that frequent snacking, as long as it’s healthy, keeps your metabolism humming, staves off hunger, and controls blood sugar. The end result: You eat less. Except it may no

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  5. Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is often recommended as a way to lose weight, but doing so may not help you shed excess pounds, according to researchers. They reviewed data from more than seven studies that examine

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  6. Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Brighter Mood

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows. The research, presented this week at the joint meeting of the International Society of

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  7. Cooler Indoor Temps May Help 'Good Fat' Grow

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An easy health boost may be as close as the nearest thermostat, a new study suggests. Australian researchers found that cooler indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat, while warm temperatures cause th

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  8. How to Reverse Middle-Age Weight Gain

    Your jeans feel tighter, but you're eating and exercising about as much as you have for years. What's up with that? You have a couple of things working against you. You're probably not burning calories as efficiently as you did when you were younger. That's because your metabolic rate (the number of

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  9. The Real Gains From Losing Weight

    You don’t have to sign on to a grueling diet plan or drop a large amount of weight to see changes in your blood pressure and overall health. You start getting health payoffs way before that happens.  Three of the biggest perks don't even involve the scale. “The greatest gains have more to do with a

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  10. Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some bee pollen products marketed for weight loss may actually threaten your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These potentially dangerous products have been found to contain undeclared ingredients that

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