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Americans Are Still Eating Too Many ‘Bad’ Carbs

Americans Are Still Eating Too Many ‘Bad’ Carbs

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Decades into the obesity epidemic, Americans are still eating far too much sugar, starch and saturated fat, a new report claims. Since 1999, Americans have cut down a bit on “low-quality” carbs, like heavily processed grains and snack […]

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

What is the body mass index (BMI)? The body mass index (BMI) is the result of a person’s weight divided by their height squared. It is a rough tool for figuring out whether you are at a healthy weight. Healthy weights are different for different people. The “healthy” weight score is different for men, women […]

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Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your Arteries

Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your Arteries

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists may have found a way that obesity directly damages the arteries and contributes to heart disease — a discovery that they say could eventually lead to new treatments. The British researchers found that in heart disease patients […]

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Health Tip: Gaining Weight

Health Tip: Gaining Weight

Fat-Burning Foods in Pictures: Blueberries, Green Tea, and More Grapefruit, hot peppers, vinegar, and more appear on WebMD’s list of fat-fighting foods — along with surprising facts about how they may work. Read more: Fat-Burning Foods in Pictures: Blueberries, Green Tea, and More

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Can You Still Be Healthy If You’re Overweight?

Can You Still Be Healthy If You’re Overweight?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re overweight but have dodged chronic health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, you might not think that losing weight is a priority. But an analysis of five years of records on 3.5 million people […]

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5 Skinny Summer Treats

5 Skinny Summer Treats

By Karina Lichtenstein on 09/16/2019 3:21 PM Latest Diet & Weight Management News Source: MedicineNet Health News No, you’re not imaging it. It’s hotter than usual this summer in many parts of the U.S. High temps mean you’ll be hanging out poolside and you’ll want to look your best. How do you beat the heat […]

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How Your Genes Affect the Number on Your Scale

How Your Genes Affect the Number on Your Scale

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could your genes be keeping you from losing weight? While you shouldn’t use a family tendency toward wide hips or an apple shape as an excuse to stray from a healthy diet, acceptance can help you reassess your […]