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7 Ways to Feel Full Without Overeating

Not feeling full after or between meals can result in overeating. In the October issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about studies that show eating certain nutrients and foods may help curb appetite and keep one feeling fuller longer.

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I Have to Walk How Many Miles to Burn Off This Soda?

Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage, a healthier beverage or a smaller size beverage, according to new Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health research.

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Sugared Soda Consumption, Cell Aging Associated in New Study

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging

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Financial Success Program Helps Lower Debt and Increase Wages

Financial literacy education program helps low-income single mothers reduces debt, and improve their income with an added benefit of lost weight due to a reduction in stress.

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Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery Helps Obese Patients Keep the Weight Off

Patients who have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies after bariatric procedures are able to maintain “significantly greater” weight loss than those who do not have surgery, according to a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers.

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Cold Exposure Prompts Body to Convert White Fat to Calorie-Burning Beige Fat

Exposure to cold temperatures can convert white fat tissue from the thighs and belly to beige fat that burns calories for heat, but this biological response is hampered in obese people, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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The Medical Minute: Why Taking Control of Your BMI Is a Healthy Choice

The most common way to find out whether you’re overweight or obese is to calculate your body mass index, or BMI -- an estimate of body fat. It’s a good gauge of your risk for obesity-related diseases.

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Massive Weight Loss Increases Risk of Complications in Body-Shaping Surgery

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Patients who lost more than 100 pounds and those who shed weight through bariatric surgery had the highest risk of complications from later surgical procedures to reshape their leaner bodies, a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows.

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States Need to Assume Greater Role in Regulating Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss and Muscle Building

Because of lax federal oversight of dietary supplements, which are marketed to adults and adolescents for weight loss and muscle building, but usually do not deliver promised results and can actually cause severe health issues, state governments need to increase their regulation of these products to protect consumers.

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Waistlines of U.S. Adults Continue to Increase

The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

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