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Diets work, but the brand doesn't matter

When it comes to diet programs,brand names don't make much difference, according to a newreview. Low-carb or low-fat diets...

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

like those inwhole grains and fruits - are healthier than others - like thosein white bread and other processed foods. Bazzano...

High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study

Watching high-energy TV programsmight make watching calories harder, a new study suggests. With snacks freely available,...

More parents think their overweight child is "about right"

Between 1988 and 2010, thenumber of parents who could correctly identify their children asoverweight or obese went down,...

New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks

Overweight patients with riskfactors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for"intensive behavioral counseling"...

Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

A one-size-fits-all approach toweight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance usersand older people out of the operating...

Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

People who walk, bike or takepublic transportation to work tend to be thinner than those whoride in their own cars, according...

Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mountingwave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew aboutpossible...

Diabetes-related amputations more common in poor areas

People with diabetes who live inthe poorest areas of California are about twice as likely to endup with their legs or feet...

Statin guidelines change, but your doctor may not go along

New guidelines from the AmericanCollege of Cardiology and American Heart Association wouldchange the way doctors prescribe...

Food fight builds as U.S. regulators weigh 'added sugar' label

In Washington, a pivotal battle oversugar is heating up. One small corner of the wider culture warover public health and...

Drugs to increase "good" cholesterol may not cut deaths

Drugs that have beeninvestigated to increase so-called "good" cholesterol may notprevent deaths, heart attacks or strokes...

Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

Hispanic Americans make up thefastest growing minority group in the U.S. and healthcareprofessionals need to better understand...

Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids

After rising steadily for morethan 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese dueto a large waist circumference...

REFILE-Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors' orders

Expanding the role of nurses inmanaging chronic conditions such as diabetes, high bloodpressure and high cholesterol could...

Stress, depression may affect how the body processes fat

Stress and depression have longbeen linked with a heightened risk of weight gain, but a newstudy sheds light on how those...

Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors' orders

Expanding the role of nurses inmanaging chronic conditions such as diabetes, high bloodpressure and high cholesterol could...

More evidence that moderate drinking may benefit the heart

Two large studies published inJune, one covering 52 countries around the globe and the otherfrom Scandinavia, link low-to-moderate...

Canola oil-enriched diet may benefit people with diabetes

Switching to a diet low insimple sugars and high in healthy fats, like the types found incanola oil, could help people with...

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearables

For decades, medical technologyfirms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugareasily, with scant success....

For young women, depression tied to risk of heart problems

Women under age 55 withsuspected heart problems are twice as likely to have a heartattack, require artery-opening procedures...

Weight-loss surgery can improve diabetes: studies

Two small studies provide moreevidence that weight-loss surgery may benefit people who areobese and have diabetes. Both studies...

Weight gain differs with various antidepressants

People who take antidepressantstend to put on a few pounds, a new study confirms, and some ofthe drugs are linked to more...

REFILE-Study finds pre-diabetes rate in England almost as high as U.S.

More than one-third of adults inEngland have pre-diabetes, putting the country nearly on parwith rates in the United States,...

Study finds pre-diabetes rate in England almost as high as U.S

More than one-third of adults inEngland have pre-diabetes, putting the country nearly on parwith rates in the United States,...

Higher doses of statins linked to diabetes risk

People with heart problems whowere started on cholesterol-lowering statins were more likely todevelop diabetes if they were...

New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban

An attorney for New York City hasasked the state's top court to revive a ban on large sugarydrinks, saying the city's health...

Certain kids with diabetes are most at risk for excess weight: study

Children and teens with type 1diabetes are already at increased risk for becoming overweightor obese, but certain traits...

REFILE-Brains know the difference between carbs and artificial sweeteners

Carbs activate brain regionsthat are not affected by artificial sweeteners, even whenthey're only tasted but not swallowed,...

Carbohydrate mouth rinse activates brain regions involved in perception and performance

Carbs activate brain regionsthat are not affected by artificial sweeteners, even whenthey're only tasted but not swallowed,...

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