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  1. 'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Weight Loss

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London. Being harassed or treated wit

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  2. Contrave, Newest Weight Loss Option: FAQ

    Sept. 11, 2014 -- The FDA's approval on Wednesday of a new prescription weight loss pill offers yet another option for the more than one-third of American adults who are obese. Called Contrave, the new drug is the third prescription weight loss drug to be approved by the FDA since 2012. It's also ap

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  3. Nuts & Your Health: What to Know

    Sept. 10, 2014 -- Once viewed by some as a food too high in calories to enjoy on a regular basis, nuts are getting new respect. Two recent studies have touted the benefits of nuts for blood sugar control. One, published in Diabetes Care, found that eating pistachio nuts daily may help people at risk

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  4. Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost BP: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few extra pounds might do more than test the strength of that belt around your waist, a small study suggests: You could also boost your blood pressure slightly, even if you gain just 5 percent of your body weight. Fo

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  5. Nerve Blocking Falls Short in Weight Loss Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients. Using electric impulses to block the vagus nerve, whi

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  6. No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets: Analysis

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same. For years,

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  7. Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Vs. French Fries

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests. The study included eight overweight and obese people who were enrolled in a newly designed weight-loss prog

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  8. Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends. People eat much more snack food while watching action films and programs than something less exciting, according to the Cornell University re

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  9. Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests. In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found that

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  10. Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?

    Sept. 2, 2014 -- Your mother might've told you breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some recent reports, though, might make you think Mom’s take on breakfast is about as credible as other old wives’ tales. The reports that challenge the importance of breakfast say most studies linking it

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