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  1. Weight Loss Surgery May Have Healthy Effect on Family

    Oct. 17, 2011 -- Having weight loss surgery may have a healthy effect on the whole family. In a study, family members of obese people who had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery adopted healthier eating habits and were more active one year after the weight loss surgery. In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass,

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  2. What to Know About Omega-3s and Fish

    Fish and omega-3 fatty acids. If you keep up with the latest nutrition news, you may have a pretty good sense of what they offer. But, if you're like many people, you still can't tell your omega-3s from your omega-6s -- and you sure as heck can't pronounce eicosapentaenoic acid. That's OK. Our fishi

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  3. Healthy Holiday Food and Diet Tips

    As much as we look forward to holiday parties and dinners, many of us fear enjoying it too much – and packing on the pounds. Indeed, the average American consumes approximately 4,500 calories and 229 grams fat from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. And that doesn’t include breakfast, lunch,

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  4. Watching Your Protein May Be Key to Weight Control

    Oct. 12, 2011 -- Counting calories may not be enough to manage either your appetite or your weight, new research suggests. Paying attention to the percent of calories from protein may be an important key, according to Alison Gosby, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney. Protein

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  5. Dietitians' Stay-Slim Secrets

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, and other dietitians share their diet and fitness tips.

  6. Seven Healthy Facts About Parsnips

    History of Parsnips Parsnips are native to Europe and Asia and were introduced to North America in the 17th century. Medicinal Uses of Parsnips People used to believe (falsely) that eating parsnips could relieve a toothache or tired feet. Sugar in Parsnips The parsnip's unique flavor comes from the

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  7. How to Beat the Holiday Weight Gain Odds

    Just when you're finally getting your weight under control, boom! It's the holidays, and food is everywhere. From the office to the factory, from the office supply store to the drugstore (not to mention parties and family events galore), it seems as if the Thanksgiving-to-New Year's holiday season i

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  8. Eating Styles Rub Off on Family and Friends

    Sept. 22, 2011 -- They say husbands and wives begin to look like each other over time. That might not be true, unless the couple has a penchant for matching polo shirts, but a study suggests they do begin to eat like each other as the years pass. Previous research has tracked the spread of obesity i

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  9. Heart-Healthy Pasta? 'Super Spaghetti' Just Might Be

    Sept. 16, 2011 -- It's being called "super spaghetti." Scientists in Italy and Spain say they have developed a new type of pasta made with barley flour that may reduce the risk of heart disease for lovers of spaghetti and other wheat-based noodles. Barley, a hardy cereal famous for giving beer its c

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  10. Study: Weight Watchers Better Than Doctors' Advice Alone

    Sept. 7, 2011 -- Overweight and obese patients referred to Weight Watchers lost twice as much weight as those treated by their doctors in the U.K., Australia, and Germany. The study was funded by Weight Watchers but run by independent researchers led by Susan A. Jebb, PhD, of the U.K. Medical Resear

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