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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Let Your Nose Guide You to Less Fatty Foods

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How fatty is that food in front of you? Your nose knows, a new study suggests. The study, which found that people's sense of smell is adept at gauging foods' fat content, might have real-world uses. For example, it might b

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  5. FDA Wants to Update Food Labels

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- America's food labels may get their first makeover in more than 20 years. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency is working toward publishing proposed rules to update nutrition labels and servi

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  6. Turn Down the Thermostat, Lose Weight?

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could your warm and cozy home be hindering your weight-loss efforts? Dutch researchers say keeping temperatures a little chillier at home and the office might be an additional weapon in the fight against obesity. "

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  7. No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "blood-type diet" may be trendy, but there's no scientific evidence to support it, a new study says. The popular diet is based on the theory that a person's nutritional needs vary by blood type. Proponents of

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  8. Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling a little fat after the holidays? Beware. Reading a news story that seems to devalue people who are overweight might make you more likely to reach for snacks to soothe your anxiety. Media stories that focus

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  9. Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Truck drivers, cleaning-service employees and mechanics are among the most obese groups of workers, new research contends. Not far behind are health-service workers and administrative and clerical personnel, the study out o

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  10. Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese American adults die an average of almost four years earlier than those with normal weight, and middle-aged obese adults face the highest risk of an early death, a new study suggests. One expert wasn't surprised by

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