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  1. Hidden Sources of Gluten

    Going gluten-free? You'll need a little know-how to figure out which foods you need to avoid. You probably know that gluten -- a protein -- is in anything made from wheat, rye, or barley. But did you know it's also in some less obvious products, such as lunch meats and soy sauce? Here's what to look

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  2. How I Lost 100 Pounds

    I've been heavy my entire life. Even in my kindergarten photos, I was chubby. In late high school, I gained more weight. In college, I reached 260 pounds -- I think because I was on my own. I had a driver's license, a job. I could go out to dinner, eat when I wanted. Nobody was watching over me. Bei

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  3. 7 Fun Facts About Radishes

    1. History of Radishes First cultivated in China, radish crops spread through the Northern Hemisphere and into Europe in the 1500s. Radishes had reached Massachusetts by 1629. 2. All in the Family Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broc

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  4. Gut Bacteria and Obesity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in cold, northern regions of the world have more gut bacteria linked with obesity than those in warm, southern areas, researchers report. The findings are from an analysis of gut bacteria in more than 1,000 people

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  5. Food Price Hikes and Type 2 Diabetes

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Food prices are linked to blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. To reach this conclusion, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) merged information from two giant stu

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  6. Want to Keep Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People trying to lose weight should pay close attention to what they eat during the week, and not worry as much about enjoying themselves during the weekend, a new study suggests. Nearly everyone gradually loses weight

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  7. FDA Wants to Update Food Labels

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- America's food labels may get their first makeover in more than 20 years. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency is working toward publishing proposed rules to update nutrition labels and servi

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  8. Let Your Nose Guide You to Less Fatty Foods

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How fatty is that food in front of you? Your nose knows, a new study suggests. The study, which found that people's sense of smell is adept at gauging foods' fat content, might have real-world uses. For example, it might b

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  9. Turn Down the Thermostat, Lose Weight?

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts? Dutch researchers say keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity. "

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  10. No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "blood-type diet" may be trendy, but there's no scientific evidence to support it, a new study says. The popular diet is based on the theory that a person's nutritional needs vary by blood type. Proponents of

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