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  1. Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Placing five acupuncture needles in the outer ear may help people lose that spare tire, researchers report. Ear acupuncture therapy is based on the theory that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. One type us

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  2. Sugar Trumps Fat in Driving Unhealthy Eating: Study

    Sugar, not fat, is the major reason why people are drawn to unhealthy treats, a new study says. Researchers monitored the brain activity of more than 100 teens as they drank chocolate-flavored milkshakes that had the same number of calories but were either high in sugar and low in fat, or the other

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  3. Tracking How Much Food We Eat Can Be a Challenge

    Dec. 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) -- Anyone who’s ever belonged to a weight loss program knows the value of keeping a food diary -- a written record of every morsel or sip that enters the mouth.  The problem is, what people say they eat isn’t often the whole truth. Sometimes they knowingly omit an emba

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  4. Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens

    Dec. 10, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) -- Fifteen-year-old Jacob Miller’s body mass index, or BMI, was off the charts. More than 6 feet tall, Jacob weighed 702 pounds at his heaviest. An online BMI chart from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute goes up to 443 pounds, which, for a 6-foot-4 indivi

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  5. 25 Healthy Holiday Choices

    Want to enjoy a tasty and fulfilling December, without all the regret come January? Here are 25 tips that will keep you on track this holiday season. Eat early. Don't skip breakfast, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, a registered dietitian. “Don’t let last night’s big meal keep you from having a healthy br

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  6. Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Does it really cost more to stick to a healthy diet? The answer is yes, but not as much as many people think, according to a new study. The research review combined the results of 27 studies from 10 different countries tha

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  7. 'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth, according to a new Canadian study. Even without high blood pressure, diabetes or other metabolic issues, overweight and obese peop

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  8. Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to counter all those Thanksgiving calories with extra exercise? A recent study suggests the strategy may not keep off holiday pounds. Researchers followed 48 men and 100 women for the six weeks between the Thank

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  9. Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A recent program encouraged healthy eating by offering extra spending power to poor people who get government assistance to buy food. The only catch: They had to purchase healthier types of food at farmers' markets. It's n

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  10. Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Putting healthier foods at the start of a buffet table can help diners pass up more fattening fare, according to a new study. Researchers found that when healthy foods are seen first, people are more likely to se

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