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  1. Breakfast Isn't Key to Weight Control?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research refutes the common belief that skipping breakfast could contribute to obesity. Instead, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found that passing on the first meal of the day doe

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  2. Could White Bread Be Making You Fat?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're watching your weight, you may have to watch your white bread consumption, too. When white bread is a diet staple, you may be more likely to become overweight or obese than if you favor whole grain bread, according

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  3. Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you lose weight too fast, you lose more muscle than when you shed excess pounds more slowly, a small study says. The researchers put 25 participants on a five-week very-low-calorie diet of just 500 calories per day. An

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  4. Obesity, Overweight Rates Jump Worldwide: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the past three decades, the number of overweight and obese people worldwide has jumped from 857 million to 2.1 billion, a new analysis shows. Not only that, the United States is home to the highest proportion of the w

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  5. Obesity Gene and Why Some Gain Weight as They Age

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A defective gene linked to obesity appears to affect impulse control and food choices. And this could explain why people with the gene have so much trouble maintaining a healthy weight as they age, a new U.S. study says.

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  6. Clues to How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Study after study has shown that a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, nuts, vegetables and fruits seems to lower your risk of heart trouble. Now, a new mouse study hints at why. "When unsaturated fatty acids, found in

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  7. The Truth About Starch Blockers

    When you’re trying to shed pounds and the scale isn’t moving in the right direction, it can be tempting to want to try something else, like a no-prescription weight loss supplement.   Some of those supplements are called "starch blockers" or "carbohydrate blockers." They may seem like a good option

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  8. What Your BMI Doesn’t Tell You

    You’ve probably heard the term BMI (body mass index). It's based on your height and weight, and is widely used to determine if you’re in a healthy weight range. But as it turns out, BMI may not be the best way to size up your shape. Calculated from a person's height and weight, BMI breaks down into

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  9. Three Ways to Cook Salmon

    Vibrantly colored, tenderly textured, and richly flavored, salmon is loaded with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These polyunsaturated fats may help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of heart disease. And in the area of brain development, they’re thought to be beneficial for a develop

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Prevent AFib

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research. Scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that

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