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Being Underweight Might Be Deadlier Than Being Overweight

New research says that people who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than those who are obese. "Compared to normal-weight folks, the excessively thin have nearly twice …

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Antibiotics — Making Us Fatter?

Our gut bacteria are gaining more and more press nowadays -- assisting our immune functions, taking hand in nutrient absorption, and even warding off cancer. But, most recently, our imbalanced microbi…

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What Happens When You Eat Too Fast?

Consider the common phrases we use for eating a rushed meal: "wolfing down," "shoveling," "gobbling" and such. Each of these seems to imply that a meal is an inconvenience. We need to finish eating in…

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Omega 3s for Weight Loss: Timing is Everything

You’ve probably heard that Omega 3 fatty acids are good for you. You may even know they help with weight loss. But, timing when you ingest them plays a huge role in how much fat you’ll burn or whether…

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Certain Scents Trigger Weight Loss

Smelling your way thin may sound too good to be true but according to exciting research at Niigata University School of Medicine in Japan, certain scents trigger weight loss. According to the study pu…

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6 Ways to Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss

If you're trying to eat right and exercise to lose weight as part of your New Year's resolutions, now you can add sleep to your weight loss regime.  Research shows that you can sleep your way to a sli…

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Toxic BPA Sales Skyrocket Despite Link to Cancer, Obesity, More

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup cans and aluminum soda cans). When it is heated or exposed…

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Tired of Stress Eating? There’s A Bra For That.

Well, I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or be extremely offended. Microsoft recently set aside its operating systems and game consoles to bring us (wait for it) a high-tech bra designed to stop wome…

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Shocking! The Unhealthiest Food Chains in America

Sure, McDonald's has the Big Mac -- and with jumbo fries and a large gulp of carbonated sugar it certainly isn't "healthy." But McDonald's doesn't even come close to earning the title of one of the un…

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Obesity is a Disease?

Yes, obesity is now classified as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA). Do you agree with this? Obesity is killing three times as many people as malnutrition.  The "disease" claims m…

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