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  1. An Easier Way to Assess Body Fat and Health Risks

    May 11, 2012 -- BMI's days as a top way to measure body fat and associated health risks may be numbered. New research presented at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France, suggests that the better way to know where you stand concerning health risks related to your amount of body fat is

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  2. New Diet Drug Lorcaserin Wins Vote From FDA Panel

    May 10, 2012 (Silver Spring, Md.) -- An FDA advisory committee voted 18-4, with one abstention, that the agency should approve lorcaserin, which would make it the first new prescription weight loss drug in more than a decade. Although the FDA does not have to follow the advice of its advisory panels

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  3. New Weight Loss Plan for U.S. Obesity Crisis

    May 8, 2012 -- Obesity in America is a crisis that threatens national security -- and urgent action is needed, says the Institute of Medicine. The IOM's plan: Totally change the way Americans approach exercise and nutrition. How? By asking every single American to become involved, says Daniel R. Gli

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  4. Longer Commutes Can Put Us on Road to Poor Health

    May 8, 2012 -- A long commute may pave the way to poor health, a new study shows. The study found that people who commuted more than 15 miles to work each day were more likely to be obese and to carry a lot of fat around the belly -- where it's especially bad for the heart -- and less likely to get

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  5. Fat Future: 42% of Americans May Be Obese by 2030

    May 7, 2012 -- By 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese and 11% of Americans will be severely obese, Duke University and CDC researchers predict. These shocking numbers actually are conservative, note study researchers Eric A. Finkelstein, PhD, and colleagues. Finkelstein's team based its calculation

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  6. Black Pepper May Help Fight Fat

    May 4, 2012 -- The same ingredient in black pepper that makes you sneeze may help keep you slim. A preliminary new study suggests that the pungent component in black pepper known as piperine fights fat by blocking the formation of new fat cells. If further studies confirm these effects, researchers

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  7. Hate Meat? It May Be in Your Genes

    May 2, 2012 -- Whether we like or loathe the smell of a frying pork chop may depend on our genes, a new study shows. The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, is one of the first to show how genes may shape our food choices. "People who are instinctively vegetarian or vegan or instinctively heav

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  8. Choose Dark Chocolate for Health Benefits

    April 24, 2012 -- If you're eating chocolate for the health benefits -- and aren't we all? -- you must pick wisely, new research suggests. "Eat dark chocolate, not white chocolate," says researcher Mee Young Hong, PhD, associate professor of exercise and nutritional sciences at San Diego State Unive

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  9. Food Lovers Fat Loss System: Diet Review

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, reviews the Food Lovers Fat Loss System.

  10. 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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