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  1. Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study. Eating fried food more than four times a week had twice as big an effect on body size for people at h

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  2. Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a big belly means big trouble when it comes to your health, researchers warn. They analyzed data from 11 studies that included more than 600,000 people worldwide and found that people with large waist circumference

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  3. Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified a gene that appears to be strongly linked with obesity say their discovery could help efforts to find drug treatments for obesity and diabetes. "Our data strongly suggest that [the gene] IRX3

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  4. Cut Daily Sugar to 5% of Calories: Health Agency

    March 7, 2014 -- People should halve the amount of sugar in their diet, the World Health Organization says. Recommended levels of sugar will remain at less than 10 percent of total calorie intake per day, but people should try for less than five percent, according to a new draft guidance issued by t

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  5. High-Protein Diets in Middle Age May Shorten Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of middle-aged Americans chow down each day on steaks, cheeseburgers and other protein-rich fare. Now two studies find that diets high in meat and cheese, when eaten in middle age, might shorten people's life spa

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  6. FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally proposed Thursday updating the "nutrition facts" labels on food products to better reflect Americans' current eating habits and health concerns. Among the highlight

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  7. Juicing for Health and Weight Loss

    Ready to give juicing a whirl? It's an easy way to get more fruits and veggies into your diet. Before you get started, you should know a few things about what you can expect juicing to do for you, and what's just hype. “If you’re not big into fruits and vegetables, it’s a good way to get them in," s

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  8. 8 Fun Facts About Pineapple

    1. Pineapple Discovery In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean. The fruit is also native to southern Brazil and Paraguay. 2. Pineapples in Colonial America American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and co

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  9. 7 Fun Facts About Radishes

    1. History of Radishes First cultivated in China, radish crops spread through the Northern Hemisphere and into Europe in the 1500s. Radishes had reached Massachusetts by 1629. 2. All in the Family Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broc

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  10. How I Lost 100 Pounds

    I've been heavy my entire life. Even in my kindergarten photos, I was chubby. In late high school, I gained more weight. In college, I reached 260 pounds -- I think because I was on my own. I had a driver's license, a job. I could go out to dinner, eat when I wanted. Nobody was watching over me. Bei

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