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  1. FDA Wants to Update Food Labels

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- America's food labels may get their first makeover in more than 20 years. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency is working toward publishing proposed rules to update nutrition labels and servi

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  2. Turn Down the Thermostat, Lose Weight?

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts? Dutch researchers say keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity. "

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  3. No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "blood-type diet" may be trendy, but there's no scientific evidence to support it, a new study says. The popular diet is based on the theory that a person's nutritional needs vary by blood type. Proponents of

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  4. Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling a little fat after the holidays? Beware. Reading a news story that seems to devalue people who are overweight might make you more likely to reach for snacks to soothe your anxiety. Media stories that focus

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  5. Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese American adults die an average of almost four years earlier than those with normal weight, and middle-aged obese adults face the highest risk of an early death, a new study suggests. One expert wasn't surprised by

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  6. Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Truck drivers, cleaning-service employees and mechanics are among the most obese groups of workers, new research contends. Not far behind are health-service workers and administrative and clerical personnel, the study out o

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  7. How I Got Myself to Eat Cilantro

    Of all the bright-green herbs out there, cilantro -- the fresh, leafy stalks of the coriander plant -- may be the most polarizing. The millions who love cilantro pile it on soups, salsas, wraps, and roll-ups. And the people who hate it, really hate it, tend to post vitriolic rants in online food blo

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  8. Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Supermarket Shelves: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Major food companies are keeping their word by removing 6.4 trillion calories from the U.S. marketplace in an effort to promote healthy weight, a new report says. The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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  9. Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals might be able to coax cafeteria customers to buy healthier food by adjusting item displays to have traffic light-style green, yellow and red labels based on their level of nutrition, new research suggests. "Our c

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  10. DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- Once Again

    Jan. 7, 2014 -- Just in time to help us with those New Year’s weight loss goals, the new annual ‘‘best diets'' list is out from U.S. News & World Report. Once again, the tried and true plans won over fad diets to receive top spots on the experts' lists. The DASH diet repeats as best diet overall. It

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