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  1. Fast and Easy Meal Solutions at Home

    It's been a long day. Who feels like shopping for dinner? Maybe you don't need to. A pantry stocked with the basic essentials can have all you need to prepare a healthy and delicious meal.  "Cooking with what's on hand may seem like a challenge to fledgling home cooks. But it can be very rewarding,"

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  2. Obesity's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Thought

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have vastly underestimated the number of deaths caused by obesity in the United States, a new report reveals. Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among black and white Americans between the ages of 40 and 8

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  3. Q&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?

    Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking. People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal,

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  4. Your Body's Fat-Cell 'Switch' May Decide This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a "toggle switch" that controls whether fat cells in the body burn up or store their energy. The switch is the vitamin D receptor (VDR), a protein that binds with vitamin D. Along with many already

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  5. Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests. For years, people have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that missing it would encourage them to eat more

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  6. Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Add higher education to the list of things obese people might lose out on due to discrimination. A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school. "The success rate for people who ha

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  7. Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphone users just might be the new couch potatoes. Researchers studying college students found that cellphone use -- much like watching television -- may significantly decrease physical activity and fitness levels.

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  8. As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news for overweight Americans: A 30-year study finds the risk for heart disease rises the longer someone is obese. "Each year of obesity was associated with about a 2 to 4 percent higher risk of subclinical c

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  9. Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a potential genetic explanation for why some people overeat and run a greater risk for obesity. People who carry two copies of a variant form of the "FTO" gene are more likely to feel hungry soon af

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  10. Exercise Up in U.S., but So Is Obesity: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Although Americans are exercising more, the obesity epidemic continues to expand, University of Washington researchers report. Their nine-year study of data from two U.S. health surveys suggests that physical activity alone

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