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  1. Clues to How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Study after study has shown that a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, nuts, vegetables and fruits seems to lower your risk of heart trouble. Now, a new mouse study hints at why. "When unsaturated fatty acids, found in

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  2. The Truth About Starch Blockers

    When you’re trying to shed pounds and the scale isn’t moving in the right direction, it can be tempting to want to try something else, like a no-prescription weight loss supplement.   Some of those supplements are called "starch blockers" or "carbohydrate blockers." They may seem like a good option

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  3. 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 is 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 into

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  4. Three Ways to Cook Salmon

    Vibrantly colored, tenderly textured, and richly flavored, salmon is loaded with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These polyunsaturated fats may help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of heart disease. And in the area of brain development, they’re thought to be beneficial for a develop

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  5. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Prevent AFib

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research. Scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that

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  6. 10 Ways to Lighten Up Your Favorite Fatty Foods

    Chips, ice cream, french fries, pizza, cheeseburgers -- they’re all so tempting and, unfortunately, can be loaded with fat, sugar, and salt.   Luckily, you can easily replace them with tasty, but healthy, alternatives. Make these 10 smart swaps so you can enjoy some of your favorite fare, without al

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  7. Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Can someone be obese and healthy? A new study and several experts say no. An obese person who has normal blood pressure, normal cholesterol and normal blood sugar levels is still at risk for heart disease, Korean res

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  8. Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says. One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggest

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  9. Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes. Unlike wh

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  10. Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people's dieting choices. "We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, a

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