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Even Short Periods of High-Fat Binging Can Induce Insulin Resistance: Study

Eating high-fat foods can cause molecular changes that trigger mindless eating, a new study has found.
Posted: May 30, 2012, 1:51 am
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Waist to Height Ratio Better Than BMI: Experts

Good news for people who've been confused by the BMI index: new research suggests that a ratio of your height to weight may be a better predictor of diabetes and heart disease.
Posted: May 30, 2012, 1:34 am
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Low Testosterone Linked to Diabetes, Even for Normal Weight Men

Men with low testosterone may be more likely to develop diabetes, no matter how much they weigh, a new study suggests.
Posted: May 17, 2012, 8:26 am
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Sugar May Sabotage Memory: Study

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been studied for its link to fatty liver, diabetes, and even cancer, but it may also affect your memory.
Posted: May 17, 2012, 5:01 am
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High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Improves Blood Sugar, Cholesterol: Study

Diabetics know that a high-carb diet is unhealthy, but a new study suggest a low-fat diet may be just as bad.
Posted: May 17, 2012, 1:58 am
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Learning Problems, Obesity, Sleep Apnea are Intertwined: Researchers

Improving childhood obesity, sleep apnea, and learning impairment may require addressing all three factors, a new study suggests.
Posted: November 4, 2011, 9:19 pm
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When Blood Sugar Drops, So Does 'Willpower': Study

When blood sugar levels drop your level of "willpower" may plummet as well, researchers say, especially for people who are already overweight.
Posted: October 12, 2011, 10:48 pm
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High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's Disease: Study

New research published in the medical journal Neurology suggests that high levels of cholesterol may increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Posted: October 5, 2011, 10:33 pm
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Moderate Alcohol Intake May Cut Asthma Risk

The "sweet spot" appears to be drinking one to six units of alcohol per week, researchers say.
Posted: September 27, 2011, 12:37 am
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Caffeinated Drinks May Help Ease Some ADHD Symptoms: Experts

No studies have been conducted yet, but some experts say that caffeinated drinks such as tea may work similarly to stimulant medications.
Posted: July 19, 2011, 5:08 am
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Visits to Online Gym Help Shed Pounds in Real Life: Study

Participants who showed up to a virtual gym in the online game Second Life lost as much weight as real-world gym members, a new study has found.
Posted: June 9, 2011, 10:31 pm
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Food Pyramid Replaced by Half-Plate of Vegetables, Fruit

The U.S. has unveiled a new healthy eating icon called MyPlate, to replace the older and more controversial food pyramid.
Posted: June 3, 2011, 9:04 pm
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Unkind View of Obese People Becoming More Global: Study

The idea that "thin is in" appears to have taken root around the globe--even in countries where chubbiness was once considered attractive, anthropologists at Arizona State University report.
Posted: April 5, 2011, 10:55 pm
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Cutting Prepackaged Foods Lowers BPA Levels: Study

The easiest way to reduce your exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals such as BPA (bisphenol A) may be to eat fresh, unpackaged foods, a new report suggests.
Posted: April 5, 2011, 8:56 pm
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Diet High in Fish May Protect Bones: Study

A new study suggests that older adults who eat the most fish may have stronger bones than their peers.
Posted: April 5, 2011, 8:44 pm
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