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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Food Lovers Fat Loss System: Diet Review

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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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