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  1. Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers pooled data from 20 previous studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 -- considered

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  2. Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is known to run in families, but new research suggests this relationship may be the strongest among siblings. Although older children in a two-child home with an obese parent are more than twice as likely to be o

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  3. Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that t

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  4. 12 Tips to Lose the Weight for Good

    Want to lose weight, but feel as though you’ve already tried every trick in the book? It’s time to take a different approach to dieting. These12 proven strategies will help you slim down for good.  “Call it whatever you want, but don't call what you’re doing a ‘diet,’ ” says David Grotto, RD, author

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  5. 10 Surprising Foods That May Hamper Weight Loss

    You poured out the soda, ditched the chips, and broke up with Ben and Jerry. So why is the scale still stuck? The culprits aren't always easy to identify, so you need to do a little sleuthing. See if these 10 items might be part of what's going on with your weight. "When food companies take out one

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  6. 9 Signs You’re on a Fad Diet

    It's easy to flock to diets that promise fast results with little effort. Reality check: Fad diets backfire, because you’ll likely regain any pounds you shed. Does your diet show any of these 9 signs? Then it's time to rethink your weight-loss strategy. If a diet lasts only a preset number of days,

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  7. 6 Meals a Day for Weight Loss

    You’ve probably heard the advice that eating small meals throughout the day is how you win the battle of the bulge. The claim is that frequent snacking, as long as it’s healthy, keeps your metabolism humming, staves off hunger, and controls blood sugar. The end result: You eat less. Except it may no

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  8. Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is often recommended as a way to lose weight, but doing so may not help you shed excess pounds, according to researchers. They reviewed data from more than seven studies that examine

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  9. Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Brighter Mood

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows. The research, presented this week at the joint meeting of the International Society of

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  10. 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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