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  1. Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese American adults die an average of almost four years earlier than those with normal weight, and middle-aged obese adults face the highest risk of an early death, a new study suggests. One expert wasn't surprised by

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  2. Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Truck drivers, cleaning-service employees and mechanics are among the most obese groups of workers, new research contends. Not far behind are health-service workers and administrative and clerical personnel, the study out o

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  3. Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling a little fat after the holidays? Beware. Reading a news story that seems to devalue people who are overweight might make you more likely to reach for snacks to soothe your anxiety. Media stories that focus

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  4. Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Supermarket Shelves: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Major food companies are keeping their word by removing 6.4 trillion calories from the U.S. marketplace in an effort to promote healthy weight, a new report says. The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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  5. How I Got Myself to Eat Cilantro

    Of all the bright green herbs out there, cilantro -- the fresh, leafy stalks of the coriander plant -- may be the most polarizing. The millions who love cilantro pile it on soups, salsas, wraps, and roll-ups. And the people who hate it really hate it. "I couldn't get it out of my mouth fast enough,"

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  6. Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals might be able to coax cafeteria customers to buy healthier food by adjusting item displays to have traffic light-style green, yellow and red labels based on their level of nutrition, new research suggests. "Our c

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  7. DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- Once Again

    Jan. 7, 2014 -- Just in time to help us with those New Year’s weight loss goals, the new annual ‘‘best diets'' list is out from U.S. News & World Report. Once again, the tried and true plans won over fad diets to receive top spots on the experts' lists. The DASH diet repeats as best diet overall. It

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  8. Review: The FullBar Diet Plan

    FullBars: Do they work for weight loss? WebMD reviews the Full Bar diet plan, including how it works, what you can eat, and whether it’s healthy.

  9. Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests. British researchers said their findings could help shape public health policies, including campaigns to promote healthy e

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  10. Change Your Habits and Lose Weight for Good

    You know you want to make a change. You want to see what life is like without extra weight on your body and on your mind. You're committed to making a change for the better. To make it happen, think of your habits like a road trip. Your next steps become clear, and you start to see your destination

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