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  1. Smaller Snack Portions Just as Satisfying

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a smaller portion of chocolate and other snack foods will satisfy you just as much as a larger portion, according to a new study. The study included more than 100 adults who were given small and large portions of the sa

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  2. Weight Loss & Obesity: 7 Myths & 9 Facts

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- We know we don't have a "magic bullet" yet when it comes to weight loss, but at least we can count on some old standbys -- like eating a little less each day adds up over time, breastfeeding means lean children, and when all else fails, sex can burn the cheesecake off. Right? Not so

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  3. Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Ever find yourself wolfing down snacks as you're watching your favorite sitcom? Studies have shown that people eat more when distracted by TV or other pastimes. A new study finds, however, that there may be a simple way to slow down food intake in these situati

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  4. Lap-Band Shown Effective for Long-Term Weight Loss

    Jan. 18, 2013 -- More than 200,000 weight loss surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. Several recent studies have questioned the effectiveness and safety of one type, gastric banding, which has led to a decline in its use as patients choose other surgical options. But the largest and longest

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  5. Xtreme Eating Awards: And the Winner Is?

    Jan. 16, 2013 -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced its seventh annual Xtreme Eating Awards, and as usual, there are some eye-popping, belt-busting, and artery-clogging stats behind these oversized restaurant meals. Some of this year’s biggest offenders are dishes eve

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  6. Sugar and Excess Weight: Evidence Mounts

    Jan. 15, 2013 -- Eating less sugar is linked with weight loss, and eating more is linked with weight gain, according to a new review of published studies. The review lends support to the idea that advising people to limit the sugar in their diets may help lessen excess weight and obesity, the New Ze

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  7. DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- See What's Second

    Jan. 9, 2013 -- The best diet plan for overall health may not cost a thing. A new ranking of diets by U.S. News & World Report gives top honors for best overall diet to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Originally developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to l

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  8. Which Diet Plans Are Most Popular? Dieters Choose

    Jan. 3, 2013 -- Is weight loss one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you might get some valuable guidance from a new survey of more than 9,000 Consumer Reports readers who have been there, done that. The readers ranked do-it-yourself plans and commercial plans. MyFitnessPal, a free web site and

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  9. Fructose May Affect Hunger Cues

    Jan. 2, 2013 -- All sugars are not created equal, at least when it comes to the brain, a new study shows. For the study, which is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers asked 20 healthy men and women to sip a cherry-flavored drink sweetened with either pure glucose

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  10. A Few Extra Pounds Linked to a Longer Life

    Jan. 1, 2013 -- Overall, people who carry a few extra pounds tended to live longer than those who are either normal weight or very obese, new research shows. The review, of 97 studies that included a combined 2.88 million people, questions the notion that people of normal weight live longest.   “It

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