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  1. Watchdog Group Calls for Sugared Soda Regulation

    Feb. 14, 2013 -- Added sugars in soft drinks are hazardous to health and need to be at lower levels, according to a new citizen petition from the watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The petition, co-signed by prominent scientists, professional societies, health-advocacy

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  2. Healthier Menus May Boost Restaurants' Business

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A leaner menu may lead to a fatter wallet for those invested in the restaurant industry, research suggests. According to a new analysis, business improved when restaurant chains offered more low-calorie fare. After moni

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  3. Diet Guidelines Favoring Vegetable Fats Refuted

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Enduring dietary wisdom -- that polyunsaturated vegetable fats are better for your heart than saturated animal fats -- may be turned on its head by a fresh analysis of a nearly 50-year-old study. The reasoning has been that a die

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  4. Which Fats Really Are Good for Your Heart?

    Feb. 6, 2013 -- The standard advice about which fats are best for heart health is under debate again. Triggering it is new research, just published in BMJ, finding that a form of omega-6 fatty acid found in vegetable oils may actually boost heart disease risk. Omega-6 fatty acids are a type of polyu

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  5. Smaller Snack Portions Just as Satisfying

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a smaller portion of chocolate and other snack foods will satisfy you just as much as a larger portion, according to a new study. The study included more than 100 adults who were given small and large portions of the sa

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  6. Weight Loss & Obesity: 7 Myths & 9 Facts

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- We know we don't have a "magic bullet" yet when it comes to weight loss, but at least we can count on some old standbys -- like eating a little less each day adds up over time, breastfeeding means lean children, and when all else fails, sex can burn the cheesecake off. Right? Not so

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  7. Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Ever find yourself wolfing down snacks as you're watching your favorite sitcom? Studies have shown that people eat more when distracted by TV or other pastimes. A new study finds, however, that there may be a simple way to slow down food intake in these situati

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  8. Lap-Band Shown Effective for Long-Term Weight Loss

    Jan. 18, 2013 -- More than 200,000 weight loss surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. Several recent studies have questioned the effectiveness and safety of one type, gastric banding, which has led to a decline in its use as patients choose other surgical options. But the largest and longest

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  9. Sugar and Excess Weight: Evidence Mounts

    Jan. 15, 2013 -- Eating less sugar is linked with weight loss, and eating more is linked with weight gain, according to a new review of published studies. The review lends support to the idea that advising people to limit the sugar in their diets may help lessen excess weight and obesity, the New Ze

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  10. Xtreme Eating Awards: And the Winner Is?

    Jan. 16, 2013 -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced its seventh annual Xtreme Eating Awards, and as usual, there are some eye-popping, belt-busting, and artery-clogging stats behind these oversized restaurant meals. Some of this year’s biggest offenders are dishes eve

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