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  1. Best Fast-Food Salads: How to Choose Them

    Fast-food meals are parts of life for many people, at least occasionally. When you're trying to eat healthy, you probably pick the salad. A bowl of greens and vegetables seems like the best option on a menu of burgers, nuggets, and fries. But depending on your choices, you can get a salad that has m

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  2. Weight Loss Surgery Eases Urinary Incontinence?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery pro

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  3. The Truth About Agave

    You've seen agave syrup in your grocery store or in products sweetened with its nectar. It's about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar and comes from the same plant that's used to make tequila. Should you reach for it instead of sugar, honey, or maple syrup? What if you're working on losing weight or have

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  4. 60% of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About six out of 10 adults make use of calorie information on menus, if it's available, to decide what to order in restaurants, according to a new U.S. study. Women in particular review the menu labeling, said the stud

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  5. 12 Tips to Lose the Weight for Good

    Want to lose weight, but feel as though you’ve already tried every trick in the book? It’s time to take a different approach to dieting. These12 proven strategies will help you slim down for good.  “Call it whatever you want, but don't call what you’re doing a ‘diet,’ ” says David Grotto, RD, author

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  6. Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers pooled data from 20 previous studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 -- considered

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  7. Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is known to run in families, but new research suggests this relationship may be the strongest among siblings. Although older children in a two-child home with an obese parent are more than twice as likely to be o

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  8. Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that t

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  9. 10 Surprising Foods That May Hamper Weight Loss

    You poured out the soda, ditched the chips, and broke up with Ben and Jerry. So why is the scale still stuck? The culprits aren't always easy to identify, so you need to do a little sleuthing. See if these 10 items might be part of what's going on with your weight. "When food companies take out one

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  10. 9 Signs You’re on a Fad Diet

    It's easy to flock to diets that promise fast results with little effort. Reality check: Fad diets backfire, because you’ll likely regain any pounds you shed. Does your diet show any of these 9 signs? Then it's time to rethink your weight-loss strategy. If a diet lasts only a preset number of days,

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