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  1. Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers pooled data from 20 previous studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 -- considered

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  2. Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that t

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  3. Fruits, Veggies Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is often recommended as a way to lose weight, but doing so may not help you shed excess pounds, according to researchers. They reviewed data from more than seven studies that examine

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  4. Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Brighter Mood

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows. The research, presented this week at the joint meeting of the International Society of

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  5. Cooler Indoor Temps May Help 'Good Fat' Grow

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An easy health boost may be as close as the nearest thermostat, a new study suggests. Australian researchers found that cooler indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat, while warm temperatures cause th

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  6. Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some bee pollen products marketed for weight loss may actually threaten your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These potentially dangerous products have been found to contain undeclared ingredients that

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  7. FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new implant designed to curb the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves may have moved closer to U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Tuesday. The device is aimed at severely obese adults who hav

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  8. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for Some?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis. "Bariatric surgery is asso

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  9. Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that weight-loss surgery is more helpful to obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long term than regular care is. "This important study demonstrates what many of us in weight-loss surgery have su

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  10. Breakfast Isn't Key to Weight Control?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research refutes the common belief that skipping breakfast could contribute to obesity. Instead, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found that passing on the first meal of the day doe

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