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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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