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  1. Breastfeeding Fights Obesity

    July 10, 2012 -- Breastfeeding may help women keep their weight in check and make them less likely to become obese as they get older. A large new study shows postmenopausal women who breastfed for at least six months had a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who did not, regardless of how many ch

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  2. Cranberries Combat Urinary Tract Infections

    July 9, 2012 -- Grandma's advice may be true after all. Cranberries, long touted as a folk remedy to combat urinary tract infections, may help curb urinary tract infections (UTIs). A new study confirms that cranberry juice and other cranberry products can help prevent UTIs in some people. But it may

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  3. FDA Approves Diet Pill Belviq

    June 27, 2012 -- For the first time in more than a decade, the FDA has approved a new drug to help people lose weight. Today, Arena Pharmaceuticals' Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) became the first prescription weight loss drug approved by federal regulators in 13 years. The FDA approved Belviq as

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  4. All Calories Not Created Equal, Study Suggests

    June 26, 2012 -- New research challenges the idea that a calorie is a calorie, suggesting that certain foods and diets may be better than others for burning calories and helping people maintain weight loss. The study appears this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study partici

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  5. Task Force to Doctors: Obesity Screening for All

    June 25, 2012 -- Next time you see your doctor, be prepared to be weighed and measured -- and possibly referred to a weight loss program. In an updated recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts, is recommending that doctors screen all patients

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  6. Bariatric Surgery May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease

    June 21, 2012 (San Diego) -- Weight loss surgery can improve or eliminate diabetes-related kidney disease in obese diabetic people, researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Poor control of blood sugar increases the risk of kidney dise

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  7. Bariatric Surgery Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Years

    June 21, 2012 (San Diego) -- Bariatric surgery is known to reduce heart attack risk short-term. Now, a new study presented here at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery suggests that benefit is maintained long-term. It followed some patients as long as seven ye

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  8. After Bariatric Surgery, Alcohol Abuse More Likely

    June 18, 2012 -- Two years after weight loss surgery, people may be particularly vulnerable to alcohol abuse problems. That news comes from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "What we found was more gastric bypass patients reported symptoms of alcohol use disorder

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  9. Cash Helps People Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

    May 29, 2012 -- Knowing you need to make healthy lifestyle changes like exercising more and eating less fat is, as most anyone knows, a lot different from actually doing it. Now new research shows that cold, hard cash may help more people make -- and maintain -- such changes. According to the study,

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  10. Picking Healthy Meals Harder Than Doing Taxes?

    May 25, 2012 -- Fifty-two percent of Americans responding to an online survey said they think it's easier to do their own taxes than it is to figure out how to eat healthfully. Men, people lacking a college degree, overweight or obese adults, and people with high blood pressure, heart disease, or hi

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