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  1. Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study. Eating fried food more than four times a week had twice as big an effect on body size for people at h

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  2. Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a big belly means big trouble when it comes to your health, researchers warn. They analyzed data from 11 studies that included more than 600,000 people worldwide and found that people with large waist circumference

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  3. Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified a gene that appears to be strongly linked with obesity say their discovery could help efforts to find drug treatments for obesity and diabetes. "Our data strongly suggest that [the gene] IRX3

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  4. Cut Daily Sugar to 5% of Calories: Health Agency

    March 7, 2014 -- People should halve the amount of sugar in their diet, the World Health Organization says. Recommended levels of sugar will remain at less than 10 percent of total calorie intake per day, but people should try for less than five percent, according to a new draft guidance issued by t

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  5. High-Protein Diets in Middle Age May Shorten Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of middle-aged Americans chow down each day on steaks, cheeseburgers and other protein-rich fare. Now two studies find that diets high in meat and cheese, when eaten in middle age, might shorten people's life spa

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  6. FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally proposed Thursday updating the "nutrition facts" labels on food products to better reflect Americans' current eating habits and health concerns. Among the highlight

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  7. U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity still looms large in the United States but the scale's relentless climb may have leveled off, according to the latest results of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. One-third of adults an

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  8. Gut Bacteria and Obesity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in cold, northern regions of the world have more gut bacteria linked with obesity than those in warm, southern areas, researchers report. The findings are from an analysis of gut bacteria in more than 1,000 people

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  9. Food Price Hikes and Type 2 Diabetes

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Food prices are linked to blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. To reach this conclusion, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) merged information from two giant stu

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  10. Want to Keep Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People trying to lose weight should pay close attention to what they eat during the week, and not worry as much about enjoying themselves during the weekend, a new study suggests. Nearly everyone gradually loses weight

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