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Philly’s Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

Philly’s Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Philadelphia’s “soda” tax seems to be getting the results city officials wanted. New research shows that since the city began taxing sodas, energy drinks and other sweetened beverages on Jan. 1, 2017, Philadelphians are about 40 percent less […]

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The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits. On one side of the scale — the healthy side — are foods such as whole grains, fruits […]

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Eating Pasta Linked to Modest Weight Loss

Eating Pasta Linked to Modest Weight Loss

By Pam HarrisonWebMD Health News April 6, 2018 — Eating pasta as part of a low-glycemic index (GI) diet results in modest weight loss, compared with a higher-GI diet, a new study found. Latest Diet & Weight Management News Low-glycemic index foods are those that do not cause your blood sugar to spike. Examples are […]

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Smokers’ Diets Let Them Down, Too

Smokers’ Diets Let Them Down, Too

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who smoke already face a greater risk of illnesses and early death, and a new study suggests their diets aren’t doing their health any favors either. The researchers found that compared to ex-smokers and people who never […]

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Big Weight Loss May Bring Big Relationship Changes

Big Weight Loss May Bring Big Relationship Changes

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may turn your love life upside down, new research suggests. In one of two new Swedish studies, major weight loss after bariatric surgery was associated with more divorces. In the other study, singles were more likely […]

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A ‘Chipped’ Tooth Reveals What You Eat and Drink

A ‘Chipped’ Tooth Reveals What You Eat and Drink

Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tempted to cheat on your diet? You might want to think twice. Tiny tooth-mounted sensors can now provide real-time information about what you eat and drink. The technology could prove important in health care and clinical studies, according to the Tufts University […]

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Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight

Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight

Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some. Research has shown that you wake up each day with a limited supply that gets depleted very quickly. […]

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Obesity Rates Keep Rising for U.S. Adults

Obesity Rates Keep Rising for U.S. Adults

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the same hasn’t held true for children, a new government report finds. Obesity among adults increased to about 40 percent in 2015-2016, up from 34 percent in […]