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  1. 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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  2. DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall -- See What's Second

    Jan. 9, 2013 -- The best diet plan for overall health may not cost a thing. A new ranking of diets by U.S. News & World Report gives top honors for best overall diet to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Originally developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to l

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  3. Which Diet Plans Are Most Popular? Dieters Choose

    Jan. 3, 2013 -- Is weight loss one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you might get some valuable guidance from a new survey of more than 9,000 Consumer Reports readers who have been there, done that. The readers ranked do-it-yourself plans and commercial plans. MyFitnessPal, a free web site and

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  4. Fructose May Affect Hunger Cues

    Jan. 2, 2013 -- All sugars are not created equal, at least when it comes to the brain, a new study shows. For the study, which is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers asked 20 healthy men and women to sip a cherry-flavored drink sweetened with either pure glucose

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  5. A Few Extra Pounds Linked to a Longer Life

    Jan. 1, 2013 -- Overall, people who carry a few extra pounds tended to live longer than those who are either normal weight or very obese, new research shows. The review, of 97 studies that included a combined 2.88 million people, questions the notion that people of normal weight live longest.   “It

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  6. Whey Protein, Amino Acids May Boost Fat Loss

    Dec. 14, 2012 -- Adding essential amino acids and whey protein to a weight loss plan appears to increase fat loss, according to new research. The study was done in older, obese adults, but the strategy may also work for younger adults, says researcher Robert Coker, PhD. He is an associate professor

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  7. Trader Joe's Recalls Frozen Chicken and Rice Dish

    Dec. 3, 2012 -- Trader Joe's is recalling one of its frozen chicken and rice dishes because it might be tainted with listeria, which could cause food poisoning. No illnesses have been reported, according to Trader Joe's. The recall includes 12.5-ounce boxes of Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmat

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  8. More Deaths, Illness Linked to Energy Drinks

    Nov. 16, 2012 -- The FDA has posted adverse-event reports for two more energy drinks: 40 illnesses and five deaths linked to Monster Energy, and 13 illnesses and two lasting disabilities linked to Rockstar Energy. The new reports follow this week's revelation of FDA reports linking 92 illnesses and

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  9. Alcohol Adds 100 Calories a Day to Our Diet

    Nov. 15, 2012 -- Alcoholic drinks contribute about 100 calories a day to the average American's diet. But wine, liquor, and especially beer may add much more to the daily calorie count for younger adults and men. A new study shows that on any given day, people who drink alcohol get about 16% of thei

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  10. List of 'Salty Six' Foods May Surprise You

    Nov. 7, 2012 -- It’s not always the potato chips’ or the salt shaker’s fault. Most Americans get the bulk of their daily salt overload from everyday foods loaded with excess sodium. A new report from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association warns of surprisingly high sodium lev

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