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  1. Weight-Loss Surgery and Risk of Severe Headaches

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests. In a small number of people, the surgery was associated with a condition known as spontaneous intracranial

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  2. Dr. Oz-Endorsed Diet Pill Study Retracted

    Oct. 22, 2014 -- A study about the supposed weight loss benefits of green coffee bean extract contained unverified data and has been retracted. The study -- published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity -- was promoted on the Dr. Oz TV show and received national attention, CBS Ne

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  3. U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EP

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  4. The Body Fat That May Help You Shed Pounds

    Oct. 22, 2014 -- Dropping extra pounds has long been a goal for people who want to improve their health and appearance. But a different type of fat -- called brown fat -- may help us lose weight. Researchers recently found that cold temperatures may help us make more of this “good fat” that can boos

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  5. Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research. The tiny, oval seeds -- a rich source of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty a

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  6. 'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say. "People do

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  7. This May Prevent Some Damage With Weight Gain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they're made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests. Th

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  8. Is 'Slow and Steady' the Best Weight Loss Tactic?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Australian study throws doubt on the notion that a more gradual approach to weight loss is always the most effective route to take. The study also found that whether you opt for a "crash" diet or something a bit slow

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  9. Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds cause the liver to age faster, potentially explaining why obesity is linked to diseases like liver cancer and insulin resistance, new research suggests. It's not clear if this aging directly translates to high

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  10. Possibly Unsafe Stimulant in Some Diet Supplements

    Oct. 10, 2014 -- A potentially dangerous stimulant called "AMP Citrate" or DMBA is common in diet supplements, a new study warns. Researchers tested 14 weight loss, workout and brain enhancement supplements and found that 12 contained DMBA. It's chemically similar to DMAA, which is banned by the U.S

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