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  1. Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling a little fat after the holidays? Beware. Reading a news story that seems to devalue people who are overweight might make you more likely to reach for snacks to soothe your anxiety. Media stories that focus

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  2. Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Truck drivers, cleaning-service employees and mechanics are among the most obese groups of workers, new research contends. Not far behind are health-service workers and administrative and clerical personnel, the study out o

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  3. Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese American adults die an average of almost four years earlier than those with normal weight, and middle-aged obese adults face the highest risk of an early death, a new study suggests. One expert wasn't surprised by

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  4. Food Companies Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Supermarket Shelves: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Major food companies are keeping their word by removing 6.4 trillion calories from the U.S. marketplace in an effort to promote healthy weight, a new report says. The report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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  5. Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals might be able to coax cafeteria customers to buy healthier food by adjusting item displays to have traffic light-style green, yellow and red labels based on their level of nutrition, new research suggests. "Our c

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  6. DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- Once Again

    Jan. 7, 2014 -- Just in time to help us with those New Year’s weight loss goals, the new annual ‘‘best diets'' list is out from U.S. News & World Report. Once again, the tried and true plans won over fad diets to receive top spots on the experts' lists. The DASH diet repeats as best diet overall. It

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  7. Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests. British researchers said their findings could help shape public health policies, including campaigns to promote healthy e

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  8. Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Placing five acupuncture needles in the outer ear may help people lose that spare tire, researchers report. Ear acupuncture therapy is based on the theory that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. One type us

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  9. Sugar Trumps Fat in Driving Unhealthy Eating: Study

    Sugar, not fat, is the major reason why people are drawn to unhealthy treats, a new study says. Researchers monitored the brain activity of more than 100 teens as they drank chocolate-flavored milkshakes that had the same number of calories but were either high in sugar and low in fat, or the other

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  10. Tracking How Much Food We Eat Can Be a Challenge

    Dec. 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) -- Anyone who’s ever belonged to a weight loss program knows the value of keeping a food diary -- a written record of every morsel or sip that enters the mouth.  The problem is, what people say they eat isn’t often the whole truth. Sometimes they knowingly omit an emba

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