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  1. Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes. Unlike wh

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  2. Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people's dieting choices. "We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, a

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  3. Alli Weight Loss Drug Recalled Over Tampering

    March 31, 2014 -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled all of its nonprescription weight loss drug alli from retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, the company announced on March 27. GSK says customers have reported that bottles of alli they purchased over the

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  4. Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's said you can never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise. People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than obese individuals, the study shows. Compared to normal-weigh

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  5. 'Grazing' vs. Standard Meals for Weight Loss

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes. Now, a small study comparing both approaches finds it doesn't m

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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