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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Competitive Cash-for-Weight-Loss Plans Work Best?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Paying people to lose weight works, but some sort of competition or group effort may make it work even better, a new study reports. The research showed how two company-sponsored weight-loss programs produced different re

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  7. Cut Out Mealtime Distractions, Help Manage Weight?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Too much multitasking could make you overeat, a new study suggests. So if you're finding it hard to reach or maintain your ideal weight, slowing down and savoring your meal might help. Taking the time to focus on your

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  8. Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A simple breath test may be able to tell if you are overweight or will be in the future, a new study suggests. According to the findings, results from a standard breath test used to assess bacterial overgrowth in the gut can als

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  9. Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than 180,000 deaths worldwide in 2010 were linked to a high intake of sugar-laden drinks, a new study estimates, including 25,000 deaths in the United States. Most deaths occurred in middle- to low-income countries, the Harv

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  10. Cash Rewards, Fines May Spur People to Shed Pounds

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Money talks when it comes to motivating people to lose weight, a new study shows. And it doesn't have to be a ton of cash, either. Just receiving $20 a month for losing 4 pounds -- or having to hand over $20 for not shedding the

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