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Obesity: a certain and avoidable cause of cancer : The Lancet

Obesity: a certain and avoidable cause of cancer. By - Peter T Campbell
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4 Days, 11 Pounds

4 Days, 11 Pounds | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that minimal calories and maximal exercise can significantly reduce body fat in just four days — and the loss lasts for months.
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Barbara Quinn: Turning off our hunger alarms

Barbara Quinn: Turning off our hunger alarms | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
So I am wakened from my deep sleep by a chirp ...chirp ...chirping noise coming from the fire alarm on the ceiling above my head. Not a terribly urgent alarm that would spring me out of bed to call 911.
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Nothing new, but nice summary.

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Labeling obesity as a disease may have psychological costs

Labeling obesity as a disease may have psychological costs | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Messages that describe obesity as a disease may undermine healthy behaviors and beliefs among obese individuals, according to a new study. The findings show that obese individuals exposed to such messages placed less importance on health-focused dieting and reported less concern about weight. These beliefs, in turn, predicted unhealthier food choices.
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5 cooking mistakes that pack on the pounds

5 cooking mistakes that pack on the pounds | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
If you haven't eaten out in months and the scale still won't budge, it might be time to take a closer look at your cooking habits.
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Helpful, common-sense hints.

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Chocolate lowers body fat: new research | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

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Hope this is true :)

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Herbal, weight loss supplements, energy drink associated with liver damage, liver failure

Herbal, weight loss supplements, energy drink associated with liver damage, liver failure | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Severe liver damage, and even failure, has been associated with the consumption of weight loss supplements, an herbal supplement and an energy drink, according to four separate case reports.
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Research: Chewing more, eating slower affect perceived fullness

Research: Chewing more, eating slower affect perceived fullness | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
The idea that eating slowly impacts food intake is nothing new, nor is the role of food texture in energy intake. 
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Obesity, cancer and bacteria in the gut: Scientists explore link

Obesity, cancer and bacteria in the gut: Scientists explore link | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
It's well known that obesity is linked to diabetes , heart troubles and other health woes, but studies have also linked carrying too much weight to an increased risk of some kinds of cancer, including esophageal, colorectal, pancreatic and...
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Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too?
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Article on a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Very interesting!

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Weight-loss pill warning: 3 women tell their stories

Weight-loss pill warning: 3 women tell their stories | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
A new generation of weight loss supplements touted as safe, natural, plant-based or even Dr. Oz approved is luring women in record numbers.
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Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't'

Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't' | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Each time health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches her Science of Willpower class, she asks students to select a willpower challenge to focus on during the 10-week course. Though students' goals are diverse — kicking nicotine or getting out of debt, controlling their temper or overcoming alcohol abuse — there is one goal that is most common among the 200 or 300 students who pack the lecture hall seeking life change: They want to lose weight.
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A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight

A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Finding suggests physicians need to be less negative when counseling overweight patients
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Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids

Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Dietary supplements now account for nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries that turn up in hospitals, up from just 7 percent a decade ago, an analysis shows.
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Healthy vs. Unhealthy Diet: MedlinePlus Health News Video

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Cost effectiveness of eating a healthy diet.

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A closer look at energy drinks with a natural kick

A closer look at energy drinks with a natural kick | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Energy drinks — sugary, caffeinated beverages that are supposed to provide a quick pick-me-up — have been taking some hits lately.
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Mediterranean Diet Can Cut Heart Disease, Study Finds

Mediterranean Diet Can Cut Heart Disease, Study Finds | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Until now, evidence that the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of heart disease was weak, and some experts had been skeptical that the effect of diet could be detected.
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40 Years of Federal Nutrition Research Fatally Flawed

40 Years of Federal Nutrition Research Fatally Flawed | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
Four decades of nutrition research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be invalid because the method used to collect the data was seriously flawed, according to a new study by the Arnold School of Public Health at the...
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Due to underreporting of kcals, NHANES research is being reported as invalid. Hmmmmm.

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Three squares vs. a day of smaller meals: Which is better for healthy weight loss?

Three squares vs. a day of smaller meals: Which is better for healthy weight loss? | Weight Loss | Scoop.it
And what about the alternate-day fad? Can weight lost this way be maintained over the long haul?
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