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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 5 Dietary Patterns Most Americans Fit Into

    March 13, 2012 -- Your race, age, and where you live may influence what you eat, for better and for worse. A new study shows most American diets fall into one of five major patterns: Southern:  Fried, processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages Traditional:  Chinese and Mexican food, pasta dishes,

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  8. Do Fruits and Veggies Make You More Attractive?

    March 7, 2012 -- Need a new reason to boost the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet? Consider this: Eating more produce is an all-natural way to make your skin look more attractive, a new study suggests. It's Mother Nature's way of giving skin a healthy hue. In fact, Scottish researchers su

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  9. New USDA Nutrition Labels for Meat, Poultry

    March 1, 2012 -- Starting today, new nutrition labels will appear on raw meat and poultry. A new USDA rule says nutrition information must be available for most ground meat and ground poultry, and for popular cuts of meat and poultry. Before now, the USDA required nutrition labels only on meat and p

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  10. Most Americans Don’t Need Extra Selenium

    Feb. 28, 2012 -- Taking selenium? You may not need to. There’s new evidence to suggest that selenium supplements aren’t necessary for most Americans. They may even cause harm. And if you pop a daily multivitamin, as more than one-third of Americans do, check the label. Many multivitamin and mineral

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