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When You Clean Your Plate, You Just Add Weight

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone. A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever is on his/her plate.

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Study Compares Cost-Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Programs and Drugs

In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money. The Jenny Craig regimen generated the greatest weight loss, but was also the most expensive option tested, according to researchers at Duke-National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Medical School.

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Think Fun While Exercising, You’ll Eat Less Later

Think of your next workout as a fun activity or as a well-deserved break – not exercise – and you’ll eat less and lose more weight, according to a new study from Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.

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New Clue Helps Explain How Brown Fat Burns Energy

Research led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center helps explain the heat-generating properties of brown fat, a possible to key to weight loss.

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Fruits and Vegetables: Good for Health, Not Necessarily a Weight Loss Method

People trying to lose weight are often told to eat more fruits and vegetables, but new UAB research shows this bit of advice may not be true.

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Are Hormones Causing My Child’s Weight Gain?

The number of children who are obese remains alarmingly high in the U.S. and, unfortunately, diseases associated with obesity are on the rise. Worried about their overweight children, many parents wonder if other diagnoses, such as hypothyroidism, could be the reason behind their child’s weight gain.

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Diet or Exercise? “Energy Balance” is Real Key to Disease Prevention

USDA, ACSM, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics join forces to announce action steps to combat obesity crisis.

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Sleep, Mood Improves after Substantial Weight Loss

Obese adults who lose at least 5 percent of their body weight report that they sleep better and longer after six months of weight loss, according to a new study. The results were presented Tuesday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center Develop New Smartphone Technology and App to Diagnose and Monitor Adrenal Gland Diseases

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Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, have developed new smartphone technology to help screen patients for a number of adrenal gland diseases, including Cushing’s syndrome. The new tool also helps to identify adrenal insufficiency, monitor cortisol replacement and assess physiologic changes in adrenal function.

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Consumers Looking for Reduced Sugar and Salt in Food Products More Than Low- and No-Fat

More than 50 percent of consumers are interested in products with reduced levels of salt and sugar, and yet new products in the United States are more likely to tout low- or no-fat attributes, according to a June 23 panel discussion at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans.

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