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  1. Xtreme Eating Awards: And the Winner Is?

    Jan. 16, 2013 -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced its seventh annual Xtreme Eating Awards, and as usual, there are some eye-popping, belt-busting, and artery-clogging stats behind these oversized restaurant meals. Some of this year’s biggest offenders are dishes eve

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  2. DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- See What's Second

    Jan. 9, 2013 -- The best diet plan for overall health may not cost a thing. A new ranking of diets by U.S. News & World Report gives top honors for best overall diet to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Originally developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to l

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  3. Which Diet Plans Are Most Popular? Dieters Choose

    Jan. 3, 2013 -- Is weight loss one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you might get some valuable guidance from a new survey of more than 9,000 Consumer Reports readers who have been there, done that. The readers ranked do-it-yourself plans and commercial plans. MyFitnessPal, a free web site and

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  4. Fructose May Affect Hunger Cues

    Jan. 2, 2013 -- All sugars are not created equal, at least when it comes to the brain, a new study shows. For the study, which is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers asked 20 healthy men and women to sip a cherry-flavored drink sweetened with either pure glucose

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  5. A Few Extra Pounds Linked to a Longer Life

    Jan. 1, 2013 -- Overall, people who carry a few extra pounds tended to live longer than those who are either normal weight or very obese, new research shows. The review, of 97 studies that included a combined 2.88 million people, questions the notion that people of normal weight live longest.   “It

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  6. Whey Protein, Amino Acids May Boost Fat Loss

    Dec. 14, 2012 -- Adding essential amino acids and whey protein to a weight loss plan appears to increase fat loss, according to new research. The study was done in older, obese adults, but the strategy may also work for younger adults, says researcher Robert Coker, PhD. He is an associate professor

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  7. Trader Joe's Recalls Frozen Chicken and Rice Dish

    Dec. 3, 2012 -- Trader Joe's is recalling one of its frozen chicken and rice dishes because it might be tainted with listeria, which could cause food poisoning. No illnesses have been reported, according to Trader Joe's. The recall includes 12.5-ounce boxes of Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmat

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  8. Guy's Guide to Grilling

    Firing up the grill is a delicious summer ritual. This year, before you start shaping your burgers and salting your steaks, check out these four full-flavored recipes courtesy of Dave Grotto, RD, author of 101 Optimal Life Foods  and self-described "dad who grills." Grotto has a long list of things

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  9. More Deaths, Illness Linked to Energy Drinks

    Nov. 16, 2012 -- The FDA has posted adverse-event reports for two more energy drinks: 40 illnesses and five deaths linked to Monster Energy, and 13 illnesses and two lasting disabilities linked to Rockstar Energy. The new reports follow this week's revelation of FDA reports linking 92 illnesses and

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  10. Alcohol Adds 100 Calories a Day to Our Diet

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- Alcoholic drinks contribute about 100 calories a day to the average American's diet. But wine, liquor, and especially beer may add much more to the daily calorie count for younger adults and men. A new study shows that on any given day, people who drink alcohol get about 16% of thei

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