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  1. Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese as they near retirement age have a higher risk of early death and may find their remaining years blighted by disability, researchers say. Obese women are three to six times more likely to suffer a disabilit

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  2. Nutritionists: Trans Fat Ban Good for Heart Health

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposal to ban trans fats from the food supply will trigger some scrambling by manufacturers and restaurant chains, but ultimately it will be a boon to the nation's health, dietitians sa

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  3. FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

    Nov. 7, 2013 -- The FDA announced Thursday that it is taking steps that will all but eliminate artery-clogging trans fats in processed foods. The agency is proposing to label partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of trans fats, as “not generally recognized as safe” for use in food. Althoug

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  4. 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Lose Weight

    Mindfulness could be the key to your weight loss success. Being mindful simply means to give your full attention to your environment, thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. “When you bring awareness to your internal and external environments, and you do so without judgment, you also have the opportun

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  5. Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women who shed pounds after weight-loss surgery gained a more satisfying sex life, researchers report. Two years after their procedure, known as bariatric surgery, women reported improvements in their arousal, lubrication, sexu

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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