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  1. Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research. The tiny, oval seeds -- a rich source of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty a

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  2. 'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say. "People do

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  3. This May Prevent Some Damage With Weight Gain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they're made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests. Th

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  4. Is 'Slow and Steady' the Best Weight Loss Tactic?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Australian study throws doubt on the notion that a more gradual approach to weight loss is always the most effective route to take. The study also found that whether you opt for a "crash" diet or something a bit slow

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  5. Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds cause the liver to age faster, potentially explaining why obesity is linked to diseases like liver cancer and insulin resistance, new research suggests. It's not clear if this aging directly translates to high

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  6. How I Lost Half My Body Weight

    Four years ago I was 54 years old and weighed 404 pounds. Being overweight was something that sort of crept up on me. In my early 20s, I wasn’t fat -- I played softball and soccer with pickup teams and rode my bicycle. Then I got married, had kids, and started a career. I was traveling, building my

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  7. Possibly Unsafe Stimulant in Some Diet Supplements

    Oct. 10, 2014 -- A potentially dangerous stimulant called "AMP Citrate" or DMBA is common in diet supplements, a new study warns. Researchers tested 14 weight loss, workout and brain enhancement supplements and found that 12 contained DMBA. It's chemically similar to DMAA, which is banned by the U.S

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  8. Happy Weight vs. Healthy Weight

    Odds are you weigh more than you did 20 years ago. Most of us do. And not only has your waistline grown, but your ideal weight has increased, too. In a recent Gallup poll, 60% described their weight as just about right. That's just about the same percentage of Americans who are overweight or obese. 

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  9. You May Change Bad Fat to Good After Cold Exposure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cold temperatures may prompt unhealthy white fat in the thighs and belly to turn into brown fat that burns calories for body heat, a new study says. But being obese appears to hinder this process, according to researchers

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  10. Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating out might not be as bad for your waistline as you might think. New research shows that newer menu selections at many large chain restaurants in the United States now average 12 percent fewer calories than traditio

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