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  1. Report Rates Best Diets, Easiest Diets

    Jan. 4, 2012 -- Who isn't looking for a diet this month? Whether you're resolving to lose weight, eat healthier, or manage or prevent health problems, here's help. Just out today: the U.S. News & World Report's Best Diets 2012, a rating of 25 different diet plans. And the winner is? The DASH Diet (D

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  2. Bottom Line: Overeating Boosts Fat, Whatever the Protein Level

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Here’s a new study we really could have used before the holidays: If you are going to overeat, be sure your diet has enough protein. Body fat increases in all who overeat, regardless of the level of protein eaten, the researchers found. But those who overate with low protein levels i

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  3. Weight Loss Surgery May Prevent Heart-Related Deaths

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and the risk of death from these and other heart-related causes, in people who are obese, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings come from an ongoing Swedish st

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  4. Diet Patterns Linked With Brain Health

    Dec. 28, 2011 -- Eating a diet rich in certain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids and low in trans fats may be best for brain health, new research suggests. Older people who ate this way had less of the brain shrinkage linked with Alzheimer's disease and scored better on mental and thinking tests than

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  5. Are the Benefits of Vitamin D Overhyped?

    Dec. 19, 2011 -- Another day, and another vitamin has failed to live up to all of its hype. This time it’s vitamin D. The reality check is coming from two new research reviews published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The reviews, which looked at hundreds of previous studies of the “sunshine vit

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  6. Some Fish Oil Supplements Fishy on Quality

    Dec. 7, 2011 -- Some popular fish oil supplements may be a little fishy when it comes to quality. A new test of 15 top-selling fish oil supplements by Consumer Reports shows five fell a bit short on quality. The good news is all 15 of the fish oil supplements evaluated by an independent lab containe

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  7. Federal Agencies Act to Remove hCG Weight Loss Products

    Dec. 6, 2011 -- The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission today took joint action against several companies selling over-the-counter hCG products that falsely and illegally claim to promote weight loss. Labeled “homeopathic” by the seven companies who received the letters, the products contain human

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  8. Report: Arsenic in Apple, Grape Juice

    Nov. 30, 2011 -- Ten percent of store-bought apple and grape juice samples have more arsenic -- and 25% have more lead -- than the Environmental Protection Agency allows in bottled water, a Consumer Reports study finds. Those total arsenic levels are well below the FDA's current "level of concern" t

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  9. Snacking Before Lunch May Sabotage Your Diet

    Nov. 30, 2011 -- Women hear this: Grabbing a snack between breakfast and lunch may sabotage your weight loss efforts. New research shows that older female dieters who have a mid-morning snack lose less weight than their counterparts who ate a healthy breakfast and don’t snack in the a.m.  The new fi

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  10. CDC: Teens Don't Eat Enough Fruits and Veggies

    Nov. 23, 2011 -- Many American teenagers may be eating fewer fruits and vegetables each day than nationwide guidelines recommend for this age group, a CDC report suggests. In 2010, about one in four high school students ate fruit less than once a day, and one in three didn't eat vegetables more than

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