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  1. Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating out might not be as bad for your waistline as you might think. New research shows that newer menu selections at many large chain restaurants in the United States now average 12 percent fewer calories than traditio

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  2. Food Fight: The Debate Over GMOs in Colorado

    Oct. 8, 2014 -- Pick up a packaged product in any grocery store aisle in Colorado, and you can read the label to see if it has trans fat, high-fructose corn syrup, or any other ingredients health enthusiasts might want to avoid. But should labels say whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) wer

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  3. Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Help With Depression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While most severely obese people get a mood boost after weight-loss surgery, some may have a recurrence of depression symptoms months after they have the procedure, a new study finds. The study included 94 women and 13 men

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  4. Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Can't resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse. Giving in to cravings for high-calorie junk food is associated with a lapse in the part of the brain involved in self-restraint, Canadian r

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  5. Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The top U.S. soda makers have agreed to help reduce Americans' consumption of calories from sugary beverages by one-fifth during the next decade -- by shrinking drink sizes and marketing healthier options. The Coca-C

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  6. The Diet Soda Debate

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 18, 2014. July 31, 2014 -- When you’re trying to lose weight or keep off extra pounds, can diet soda help? While it has fewer calories than regular soda, some studies show it fuels your sweet tooth.  Also, are artificially sweetened sodas good for your

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  7. 6.4 Trillion Calories Cut From Food Products

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds. The companies, acting together through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, pl

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  8. Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 18, 2014. Sept. 17, 2014 -- If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in efforts to shed pounds and help prevent long-term diseases like diabetes, new research might give you pa

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  9. U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, Women Leading the Way

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research. The average waist size ballooned more than an inch -- from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inc

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  10. Contrave, Newest Weight Loss Option: FAQ

    Sept. 11, 2014 -- The FDA's approval on Wednesday of a new prescription weight loss pill offers yet another option for the more than one-third of American adults who are obese. Called Contrave, the new drug is the third prescription weight loss drug to be approved by the FDA since 2012. It's also ap

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