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  1. Obesity Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report. "Not only is excess body weight associated w

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  2. Preventing Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says. Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient

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  3. Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are hints in a new study that eating the much-lauded Mediterranean diet may help boost longevity. Researchers found that the regimen -- rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, fish and olive oil -- a

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  4. FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants

    Nov. 25, 2014 -- The FDA announced new rules Tuesday that require chain restaurants and vending machine operators to post calories for food and drinks on their menus. The rules, which have been in the works since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, apply to restaurants that have mor

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  5. Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new study shows. Researchers found that obese workers miss an ave

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  6. Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report

    Nov. 20, 2014 -- Nearly half the world's adults will be overweight or obese by 2030 if current trends continue, a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute predicts. Currently, 2.1 billion people -- nearly one-third of the global population -- are overweight or obese, according to the institute, t

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  7. Some Fats Might Harm Your Memory

    Nov. 18, 2014 -- Men under 45 years old who eat lots of trans fats may be hurting their memory, according to a new study released Tuesday. Researchers at UC San Francisco followed 1,000 healthy men who ate various amounts of trans fats, and they found that the men in that age range who ate the most

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  8. Working Night Shift May Slow Your Metabolism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body's metabolism, a small study suggests. Researchers found that when they put 14 volunteers on a schedule that simulated night-shift work, it quickly curbed the number

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  9. What You Might Not Know About Weight Loss Surgery

    Nov. 14, 2014 -- For Julie Murphy, being overweight was familiar. After all, her entire family was big. But she was determined to handle things differently. “My mom never would go anywhere with us -- she was always so embarrassed because she was so overweight,” says 57-year-old Murphy, who's from ea

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  10. Big-Name Diets All Work for a While, Review Finds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of famous-name diets for weight loss, but none stands out from the pack when it comes to lasting results, a new review suggests. Looking at a dozen clinical trials, researchers found that three big-name diet

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