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  1. Happy Weight vs. Healthy Weight

    Odds are you weigh more than you did 20 years ago. Most of us do. And not only has your waistline grown, but your ideal weight has increased, too. In a recent Gallup poll, 60% described their weight as just about right. That's just about the same percentage of Americans who are overweight or obese. 

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  2. You May Change Bad Fat to Good After Cold Exposure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cold temperatures may prompt unhealthy white fat in the thighs and belly to turn into brown fat that burns calories for body heat, a new study says. But being obese appears to hinder this process, according to researchers

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  3. Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating out might not be as bad for your waistline as you might think. New research shows that newer menu selections at many large chain restaurants in the United States now average 12 percent fewer calories than traditio

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  4. Food Fight: The Debate Over GMOs in Colorado

    Oct. 8, 2014 -- Pick up a packaged product in any grocery store aisle in Colorado, and you can read the label to see if it has trans fat, high-fructose corn syrup, or any other ingredients health enthusiasts might want to avoid. But should labels say whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) wer

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  5. Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Help With Depression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds. The study included 94 women and 13 men

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  6. Apple Cider Vinegar and Health

    You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your pantry right now. It’s a tasty addition to homemade pickles, marinades, and salad dressing, but is it also good for you? As a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts. Many of its suppose

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  7. Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Can't resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse. Giving in to cravings for high-calorie junk food is associated with a lapse in the part of the brain involved in self-restraint, Canadian r

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  8. Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The top U.S. soda makers have agreed to help reduce Americans' consumption of calories from sugary beverages by one-fifth during the next decade -- by shrinking drink sizes and marketing healthier options. The Coca-C

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  9. Is Your Diet Aging You?

    What you put on your plate might affect what you see in the mirror. But a few tweaks to your dining habits can go a long way to keeping your skin youthful and your body healthy. The key approach? Eat better. "Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation -- and aging is basically a chronic

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  10. What Your BMI Doesn’t Tell You

    You've probably heard the term BMI (body mass index). It's based on your height and weight, and it's widely used to determine if you're in a healthy weight range. But as it turns out, BMI may not be the best way to size up your shape. Calculated from a person's height and weight, BMI breaks down int

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