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  1. Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- When a health insurer told obese people they could either pay 20 percent more for coverage or start exercising, most of them decided to get active, according to a new study. More than 6,500 obese people insured by Blue Care Net

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  2. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Had Weight Loss Surgery

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent weight-loss surgery in February. The governor told the New York Post that he had the lap-band procedure at the urging of his family and friends. Lap-band surgery involves placing a silicone tube around the top of the stomach in order to restrict the

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  3. How Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Diabetes Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Gastric bypass -- a widely used weight-loss procedure -- appears to change the hormones and amino acids produced during digestion, which could explain how the surgery eliminates symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a smal

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  4. Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. adults aren't sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline. That's the finding of a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released Thursday. In the o

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  5. Eat Less if You Know Time Needed to Burn Calories?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Menus that show how much exercise will be needed to burn off the calories in meals may help reduce how much people eat, researchers report. The new study included 300 people, aged 18 to 30, who were given either a menu without

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  6. Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to get healthy, tackling both diet and exercise is better than trying to improve one lifestyle habit at a time, new research suggests. The researchers did add that if you need to start with just one lifestyle c

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  7. Tactics to Eat Less at the Buffet Table

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Few situations can trip up someone who is watching their weight like an all-you-can-eat buffet. But a new research letter published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests two strategies that

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  8. Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery changes the levels of genes involved in burning and storing fat, a new study says. The findings may help lead to the development of new drugs that mimic this weight-loss-associated control of gene regulati

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  9. Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle, Study Suggests

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new study may take the fizz out of New York City's bid to improve health by banning super-sized sugary drinks: It suggests restaurants could bypass the rules, and make more money to boot, by offering pairs of drinks that a

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  10. Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women who struggle with chronic obesity end up engaging in less and less routine physical activity, new research shows, confirming what may seem obvious to some. The investigating team acknowledged that their observation so clearly

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