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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Fast and Easy Meal Solutions at Home

    It's been a long day. Who feels like shopping for dinner? Maybe you don't need to. A pantry stocked with the basic essentials can have all you need to prepare a healthy and delicious meal.  "Cooking with what's on hand may seem like a challenge to fledgling home cooks. But it can be very rewarding,"

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  5. Brown-Bag Lunches and Snacks for Work or School

    Packing healthy lunches and snacks to take to work or school offers many benefits. Healthy brown-bag meals can reduce fat, calories, and sodium in our diet, improving overall health. Smart choices can help us maintain a healthy weight. And brown-bag lunches just may improve your child’s IQ. Accordin

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  6. Obesity's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Thought

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals. Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 8

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  7. Q&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?

    Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking. People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal,

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  8. Your Body's Fat-Cell 'Switch' May Decide This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a "toggle switch" that controls whether fat cells in the body burn up or store their energy. The switch is the vitamin D receptor (VDR), a protein that binds with vitamin D. Along with many already

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  9. Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests. For years, people have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that missing it would encourage them to eat more

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  10. Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Add higher education to the list of things obese people might lose out on due to discrimination. A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school. "The success rate for people who ha

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