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  1. Mindfulness Key to Losing Weight While Eating Out

    Jan. 10, 2012 -- Focusing on the eating experience and the food in front of you may be one key to losing weight while eating out frequently at restaurants. A new study shows that older women who practiced mindful restaurant eating lost an average of nearly 4 pounds in six weeks, even though they wer

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  2. A Good Reason to Be Nuts About Walnuts

    Jan 5, 2012 -- Sprinkle some walnuts on your salad this evening. Your heart will thank you. When it comes to heart health benefits, roasted and raw walnuts rule the roost, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa., compared the amount of powerful antioxidants ca

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  3. Report Rates Best Diets, Easiest Diets

    Jan. 4, 2012 -- Who isn't looking for a diet this month? Whether you're resolving to lose weight, eat healthier, or manage or prevent health problems, here's help. Just out today: the U.S. News & World Report's Best Diets 2012, a rating of 25 different diet plans. And the winner is? The DASH Diet (D

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  4. Weight Loss Surgery May Prevent Heart-Related Deaths

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and the risk of death from these and other heart-related causes, in people who are obese, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings come from an ongoing Swedish st

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  5. Bottom Line: Overeating Boosts Fat, Whatever the Protein Level

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Here’s a new study we really could have used before the holidays: If you are going to overeat, be sure your diet has enough protein. Body fat increases in all who overeat, regardless of the level of protein eaten, the researchers found. But those who overate with low protein levels i

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  6. Diet Patterns Linked With Brain Health

    Dec. 28, 2011 -- Eating a diet rich in certain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids and low in trans fats may be best for brain health, new research suggests. Older people who ate this way had less of the brain shrinkage linked with Alzheimer's disease and scored better on mental and thinking tests than

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  7. Cravings: Why They Strike, How to Curb Them

    Almost everyone has hankered after potato chips, ice cream, chocolate, or another beckoning treat. But why? And what do you do when a craving calls your name? Is it OK to give in once in a while? What if your cravings start to run amok and demand satisfaction every day? Take heart: You're not at the

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  8. Medicinal Uses of Honey

    Honey has a long medicinal history. The ancient Egyptians not only made offerings of honey to their gods, they also used it as an embalming fluid and a dressing for wounds. On that last point, at least, they were on to something. Today, many people swarm to honey for its antibacterial and anti-infla

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  9. Are the Benefits of Vitamin D Overhyped?

    Dec. 19, 2011 -- Another day, and another vitamin has failed to live up to all of its hype. This time it’s vitamin D. The reality check is coming from two new research reviews published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The reviews, which looked at hundreds of previous studies of the “sunshine vit

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  10. Some Fish Oil Supplements Fishy on Quality

    Dec. 7, 2011 -- Some popular fish oil supplements may be a little fishy when it comes to quality. A new test of 15 top-selling fish oil supplements by Consumer Reports shows five fell a bit short on quality. The good news is all 15 of the fish oil supplements evaluated by an independent lab containe

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