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Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs. The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
The foods you choose can make a difference in how you look and feel. Whole-grain foods provide you with health-promoting vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Experts recommend...
Just as recent science has divided dietary fats into good, bad and really bad categories, some scientists now think different sugars also may deserve individual scrutiny. Most experts agree that Americans eat too much sugar, period. But studies in recent...
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie — or is it? Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chow down on may determine whether you keep the weight off — or slowly but...
Bonnie Addario didn't even know there was a word for what was happening to her. As if lung cancer weren't bad enough, the 54-year-old had lost 30 pounds off her normally 130-pound frame. Her life was limited to her husband's Barcalounger, where she had to...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who wake up at least three times during the night from bothersome hot flashes wake up less when they take estrogen, but the quality of their sleep remains the same, according to a new study. "There may be a benefit for...
South Bend TribuneDiscovering how to counter a chromosomal aberration that prompts the never-ending hunger of Prader-Willi syndrome might offer ammunition against obesity in the larger population, too. Science has learned much already since PWS was identified in 1956. Dr....
Tags: Research, Health, Obesity, Indiana University, Human Body
CW33 NewsChandler Tucker is like a lot of people--she dieted and then gained the weight back. She was getting geared up for spring break and went on an 800 calorie a day diet. She stuck with it for nearly a month. "It was easy,” Chandler said. “...
Tags: Health, Overweight, Human Body, Weight Loss, Weight
WGNO NewsThese five foods are touted as metabolism boosters that make it easier to shed pounds, but do they really work? I've sifted through the research to give us the scoop about which really live up to the hype, and which are best filed under the category of...
Tags: Health, Science, Obesity, Foods and Beverages, Human Body
How many times have you read a gardening article, looked at a website or catalog and wondered, "What does that mean?" Thanks to National Garden Bureau member Park Seed, we've excerpted their list of garden terms for your referral during the garden...
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. African American women have higher rates of a type of breast cancer that isn't dependent for growth on the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They also have a higher rate of childbearing...
Tags: Immune System, Health, Human Body, Politics, Education
No one likes to get stuck with a needle. But it's the only way doctors can get blood to test for diabetes, anemia and numerous other health problems. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing say there is a much less invasive and...
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