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  1. 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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  2. List of 'Salty Six' Foods May Surprise You

    Nov. 7, 2012 -- It’s not always the potato chips’ or the salt shaker’s fault. Most Americans get the bulk of their daily salt overload from everyday foods loaded with excess sodium. A new report from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association warns of surprisingly high sodium lev

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  3. A Diet That Asks You Not to Lose Weight (at First)

    Oct. 30, 2012 -- Perhaps the best time to learn how to avoid regaining lost pounds is before you shed a single one, according to a new study. As anyone who’s ever been on a diet knows, losing weight is easier than keeping it off. “Long-term maintenance remains elusive,” the researchers write. The pr

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  4. Adult Kidney Failure Tied to Excess Weight as Teen

    Oct. 29, 2012 -- Being overweight or obese as a teen is tied to higher risk of kidney failure by midlife, a new study shows. The study points to yet another looming consequence of the childhood obesity epidemic -- growing ranks of adults who will need dialysis or transplants to replace their ailing

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  5. Addiction a Risk After Weight Loss Surgery

    Oct. 15, 2012 -- People who undergo weight loss surgery may be at risk of addictive behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse and cigarette smoking. The study, by Alexis Conason, PsyD, of the New York Obesity Research Center, and colleagues also found a link between a specific operation, laparoscopic

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  6. 'Meatless Monday' May Mean More Fruits, Veggies

    Oct. 12, 2012 -- "Meatless Monday," a campaign to encourage people to skip meat one day a week mainly for health reasons, appears to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables, according to the group's latest survey. When 1,000 Americans were asked about their meat-eating habits, 59% said th

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  7. Fruits Plus Vegetables Equals Happiness?

    Oct. 11, 2012 -- Grumpy and out of sorts? Grab an apple. Or a carrot. Or a banana. Repeat daily. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables seems to boost life satisfaction, mental well-being, and happiness, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the diet habits of 80,000 men and women in Britai

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  8. Weight Watchers Gets Thumbs Up in Study

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Commercial weight loss programs may offer as good if not better weight loss results than those led by a health professional, according to a new study. It’s the first time the two types of group-based weight loss programs have been tested in a head-to-head comparison. The results show

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  9. Mediterranean Diet Tops List of 'Livable' Diets

    Oct. 3, 2012 -- "Drop 30 pounds in two months!" We’ve all seen ads for miracle diets that promise to help us shed weight in days, weeks, or months. But what happens next? Do people stay the course and maintain the loss, or regain the weight with a vengeance? A team of Israeli researchers followed pa

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  10. Let Them Eat Veggies: School Lunch Gets a Makeover

    Oct. 1, 2012 -- School lunches are getting an extreme makeover. Gone are fried tater tots, chicken nuggets, and pepperoni pizza. In their place are heaps of whole grains, veggies, fruits, and low-fat dairy products, along with baked versions of formerly fried favorites such as chicken nuggets or fis

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