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  1. New Weight Loss Strategy: Postponing a Snack

    Jan. 30, 2012 -- Got a craving for chocolate ice cream, greasy chips, or something else that you're trying not to eat? Postpone it. People who postpone a snack they crave actually desire it less and are able to delay eating it, says researcher Nicole Mead, PhD, an assistant professor at Catolica-Lis

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  2. Fried Food and No Heart Disease?

    Jan. 24, 2012 -- Eating foods fried in healthier oils such as olive or sunflower is not linked to heart disease or premature death, Spanish researchers have found. They followed more than 40,000 adults for 11 years, tracking fried food intake and heart disease. However, this tentative morsel of good

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  3. Do Grapes or Alcohol Make Red Wine Good for the Heart?

    Jan. 19, 2012 -- Studies have long suggested that drinking red wine in moderation might be good for the heart. What’s been less clear is whether it’s the alcohol in wine or its antioxidants -- mainly from grape skins and seeds -- that may be responsible for those heart and stroke risk reductions. No

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  4. Does 'The Biggest Loser' Hurt or Help Obese People?

    Jan. 18, 2012 -- Losing weight and entertaining people at the same time seems like a win-win situation. But such might not be the case for the reality show The Biggest Loser. Watching reality TV game show contestants sweat, strain, and diet their way to big weight loss may actually lead viewers, esp

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  5. Are Americans Getting Fed Up With Obesity?

    Jan. 17, 2012 -- The growth in the nation’s obesity rate appears to be slowing and in some groups leveling off, according to new research. Yet, the rate is still more than double the government’s goal for 2010. “This seems to be happening all over the world,” researcher Katherine Flegal, PhD, a seni

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  6. Weight Loss: Is Bypass Better Than Banding?

    Jan. 16, 2012 -- Gastric banding doesn’t work as well as gastric bypass surgery, according to a new study in the journal Archives of Surgery. More than 200,000 weight loss surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. and more people are choosing banding procedures over gastric bypasses. Banding proc

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  7. Diabetes Medications May Double as Weight Loss Drugs

    Jan. 10, 2012 -- Two drugs approved to treat type 2 diabetes may also aid weight loss in overweight people with or without diabetes, a new study shows. The drugs Byetta and Victoza mimic gut hormones that decrease appetite. They are typically prescribed when patients need medication to help control

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  8. Mindfulness Key to Losing Weight While Eating Out

    Jan. 10, 2012 -- Focusing on the eating experience and the food in front of you may be one key to losing weight while eating out frequently at restaurants. A new study shows that older women who practiced mindful restaurant eating lost an average of nearly 4 pounds in six weeks, even though they wer

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  9. A Good Reason to Be Nuts About Walnuts

    Jan 5, 2012 -- Sprinkle some walnuts on your salad this evening. Your heart will thank you. When it comes to heart health benefits, roasted and raw walnuts rule the roost, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa., compared the amount of powerful antioxidants ca

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  10. 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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