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  1. Cooler Indoor Temps May Help 'Good Fat' Grow

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An easy health boost may be as close as the nearest thermostat, a new study suggests. Australian researchers found that cooler indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat, while warm temperatures cause th

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  2. How to Reverse Middle-Age Weight Gain

    Your jeans feel tighter, but you're eating and exercising about as much as you have for years. What's up with that? You have a couple of things working against you. You're probably not burning calories as efficiently as you did when you were younger. That's because your metabolic rate (the number of

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  3. The Real Gains From Losing Weight

    You don’t have to sign on to a grueling diet plan or drop a large amount of weight to see changes in your blood pressure and overall health. You start getting health payoffs way before that happens.  Three of the biggest perks don't even involve the scale. “The greatest gains have more to do with a

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  4. Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some bee pollen products marketed for weight loss may actually threaten your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These potentially dangerous products have been found to contain undeclared ingredients that

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  5. 5 Snacks to Enjoy (and 5 to Avoid)

    We all snack. But some snacks are better than others, especially if you’re managing type 2 diabetes or obesity. An ideal snack gives you protein or fiber -- or both -- to help you feel full, says Gillian Culbertson, RD, certified diabetes educator at the Cleveland Clinic. It should give you plenty o

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  6. FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new implant designed to curb the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves may have moved closer to U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Tuesday. The device is aimed at severely obese adults who hav

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  7. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for Some?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis. "Bariatric surgery is asso

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  8. Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that weight-loss surgery is more helpful to obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long term than regular care is. "This important study demonstrates what many of us in weight-loss surgery have su

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  9. 6 Reasons You’re Gaining Weight

    It happens to just about everyone at some point: Your clothes are feeling snug, and you hadn't noticed a major reason for it. Sometimes, the reasons are sneakier than you think. So if you've put on a few pounds and you're not sure why, see if these clues sound familiar. Over the years, eggs, carbs,

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  10. 9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Food and Dieting

    Think diets are pure torture? Convinced that eating healthy means depriving yourself? Experts explain how your beliefs about losing weight could be holding you back. An extra bite here, a snack in the car there …“It’s surprising how often people don’t know exactly what they’re eating,” says Terese W

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