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  1. Fast Foods Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas?

    April 16, 2012 -- Your helping of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets in the U.S. comes with something extra you won't find in the same nuggets overseas: a lot more salt. A new study finds that there is a wide range in the salt content of the same fast foods sold in different countries. Food in the U.S. an

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  2. Q&A With Marcus Samuelsson

    Ethiopian-born chef Marcus Samuelsson grew up in Sweden, attended the Culinary Institute in Gothenburg, and then came to New York City to apprentice at the famed restaurant Aquavit. When he was only 24, The New York Times gave him a three-star review (making him the youngest chef to ever receive tha

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  3. Ideal Weight or Happy Weight?

    Maybe you've been working on getting back to the weight you were at in high school or on your wedding day. But do you really need to go that low? Or can you weigh more than your ideal weight and still be healthy? If you're overweight, losing just 10% of your body weight is linked to many health bene

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  4. Some Americans Not Getting Essential Nutrients

    April 2, 2012 -- Most Americans are getting recommended amounts of vitamins, iron, and other essential elements in their diets, but women and some racial and ethnic groups may be low in certain key nutrients, a new government report shows. The new report, from the CDC, measured 58 essential nutrient

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  5. Obesity Rate in U.S. Higher Than Thought?

    April 2, 2012 -- More than 1 in 3 Americans who are classified as slightly overweight based on their body mass index (BMI) scores may actually be obese, a new study suggests. Researchers say adding a simple test that measures blood levels of the hormone leptin to BMI could better identify obese peop

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  6. Health Benefits of Chocolate Growing

    March 29, 2012 (San Diego) -- Chocolate is increasingly shedding its reputation as a sweet treat only. More research is uncovering health benefits when the dark stuff is eaten in moderation. At the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society here, a three-hour symposium was devoted to cocoa scie

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  7. Green Coffee Beans May Aid Weight Loss

    March 28, 2012 -- Ground green coffee beans, taken daily, seem to spur steady weight loss, according to new research. In a small, 22-week study, researchers found that 16 overweight men and women lost an average of 17 pounds. They took the green (unroasted) coffee beans in supplement form and, for c

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  8. Eat More Chocolate, Weigh Less?

    March 26, 2012 -- People who are trying to lose weight may not need to bar chocolate from their diets. A new government-funded study of nearly 1,000 healthy adults shows that people who frequently eat chocolate actually weigh less than those who say they eat it less frequently. Study researchers say

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  9. Weight Loss Surgery Puts Diabetes Into Remission

    March 26, 2012 (Chicago) -- Weight loss surgery beat out the best available medications at controlling blood sugar in overweight and moderately obese people with type 2 diabetes, researchers report. People who underwent one of two stomach-reducing procedures were three to four times more likely to h

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  10. Stronger Food Smells Linked to Smaller Bites

    March 20, 2012 -- Is the secret to a slimmer waistline found in your nose? A new study suggests that food aromas can make a difference in the amount of food people eat. Dutch researchers found that a food's aroma intensity influenced a person's first bite as well as additional bites. Higher aroma in

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