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  1. Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Can't resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse. Giving in to cravings for high-calorie junk food is associated with a lapse in the part of the brain involved in self-restraint, Canadian r

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  2. Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The top U.S. soda makers have agreed to help reduce Americans' consumption of calories from sugary beverages by one-fifth during the next decade -- by shrinking drink sizes and marketing healthier options. The Coca-C

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  3. Is Your Diet Aging You?

    What you put on your plate might affect what you see in the mirror. But a few tweaks to your dining habits can go a long way to keeping your skin youthful and your body healthy. The key approach? Eat better. "Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation -- and aging is basically a chronic

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  4. 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 it's 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 int

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  5. The Diet Soda Debate

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 18, 2014. July 31, 2014 -- When you’re trying to lose weight or keep off extra pounds, can diet soda help? While it has fewer calories than regular soda, some studies show it fuels your sweet tooth.  Also, are artificially sweetened sodas good for your

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  6. Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 18, 2014. Sept. 17, 2014 -- If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in efforts to shed pounds and help prevent long-term diseases like diabetes, new research might give you pa

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  7. 6.4 Trillion Calories Cut From Food Products

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds. The companies, acting together through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pl

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  8. U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, Women Leading the Way

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research. The average waist size ballooned more than an inch -- from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inc

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  9. 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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  10. '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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