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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 7 Things Never to Do to Lose Weight

    Fighting the battle of the bulge can range from following a sensible diet to making ill-guided efforts that can have serious health consequences. “People get so focused on weight loss they are willing to do unproven and potentially dangerous things that can backfire and cause serious health problems

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  4. The Truth About Bread

    Do you have a love/hate relationship with bread? It's a staple of many people's diets, and also a top source of calories. So which is it: Is bread OK to eat, or is the idea that bread is good for us half-baked? Here's what you should know. Is bread to blame for your extra pounds? Maybe. "We go overb

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  5. The Truth About Sensa

    Sensa isn't a diet. It's a product that you sprinkle on your food that promises to help you feel full and lose weight. Sensa ads have been misleading, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which took action against Sensa's marketers. In January 2014, Sensa agreed to pay $26.5 million to s

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  6. Alli Weight Loss Drug Recalled Over Tampering

    March 31, 2014 -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled all of its nonprescription weight loss drug alli from retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, the company announced on March 27. GSK says customers have reported that bottles of alli they purchased over the

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  7. 8 Fun Facts About Avocados

    Avocado Spread European sailors on their way to the New World used avocados in place of butter. Avocado Varieties There are more than 80 varieties of avocados. The most common is the year-round Hass avocado, whose original mother tree stood from 1926 to 2002 in California. Alligator Pear The avocado

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  8. Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's said you can never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise. People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than obese individuals, the study shows. Compared to normal-weigh

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  9. 'Grazing' vs. Standard Meals for Weight Loss

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes. Now, a small study comparing both approaches finds it doesn't m

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  10. The Truth About Belly Fat

    Surprise: Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs. That's normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn't. Some of your fat is right under your skin. Other fat is deeper inside, around your heart, lungs, liver, and other organs. It's that deep

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