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  1. Fruits Plus Vegetables Equals Happiness?

    Oct. 11, 2012 -- Grumpy and out of sorts? Grab an apple. Or a carrot. Or a banana. Repeat daily. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables seems to boost life satisfaction, mental well-being, and happiness, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the diet habits of 80,000 men and women in Britai

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  2. Weight Watchers Gets Thumbs Up in Study

    Oct. 9, 2012 -- Commercial weight loss programs may offer as good if not better weight loss results than those led by a health professional, according to a new study. It’s the first time the two types of group-based weight loss programs have been tested in a head-to-head comparison. The results show

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  3. Mediterranean Diet Tops List of 'Livable' Diets

    Oct. 3, 2012 -- "Drop 30 pounds in two months!" We’ve all seen ads for miracle diets that promise to help us shed weight in days, weeks, or months. But what happens next? Do people stay the course and maintain the loss, or regain the weight with a vengeance? A team of Israeli researchers followed pa

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  4. Let Them Eat Veggies: School Lunch Gets a Makeover

    Oct. 1, 2012 -- School lunches are getting an extreme makeover. Gone are fried tater tots, chicken nuggets, and pepperoni pizza. In their place are heaps of whole grains, veggies, fruits, and low-fat dairy products, along with baked versions of formerly fried favorites such as chicken nuggets or fis

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  5. Sugary Drinks and Weight Gain Linked

    Sept. 21, 2012 -- If you're at risk of obesity because of your genes, you may also be more at risk for weight gain from sugary drinks. That's according to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In people with a high genetic risk for obesity, getting a lot of sugar from sugar-

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  6. Weight Loss Pill Qsymia Now for Sale

    Sept. 18, 2012 -- The prescription weight loss pill Qsymia is now for sale from certified pharmacies. Qsymia -- pronounced kyoo-SIM-ee-uh, according to Vivus Pharmaceuticals -- is the first new weight loss drug to reach market in 13 years. Vivus chose the name Qsymia after the FDA rejected a previou

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  7. By 2030, Obesity Rates Could Top 60% in 13 States

    Sept. 18, 2012 -- America's weight report card is in. The grades aren't good, and they're on a path to get much worse. Right now, 12 states have adult obesity rates above 30%, according to the report, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012," issued jointly by Trust for America's H

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  8. BPA in Foods, Drinks Linked to Childhood Obesity

    Sept. 18, 2012 -- Add the risk of childhood obesity to the list of health ills that may be linked to the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a new study shows. BPA is used to manufacture many metal food and beverage cans. It may act as an endocrine disruptor in the body, meaning that it can af

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  9. Tiny Microgreens Packed With Nutrients

    Aug. 31, 2012 -- They may be tiny, but a new study shows trendy microgreens punch well above their weight when it comes to nutrition. Researchers found microgreens like red cabbage, cilantro, and radish contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts. Microgree

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery Prevents Diabetes

    Aug. 22, 2012 -- Weight loss surgery reduced obese patients' 10-year risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 80%, Swedish researchers report. The study, begun in 1987, already has shown that weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, can improve blood sugar levels in obese patients. The study ha

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