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'Wealth Gap' Seen in American Diet
Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.
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Study: Diet Program Rewires Brain to Crave Healthy Food
It may be possible to retrain your brain to stop craving junk food, a new study shows.
9 Things This Family Learned Giving Up Junk Food
This family set out to prove that a typical suburban household, with no farm in sight, could in fact survive on non-processed food.
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You're Eating More Trans-Fat Than You Think You Are
You’re getting more trans-fat than you think you are in processed foods, a new study shows.
Kim Kardashian's Corset Trick: Does It Work?
Several post-partum corsets on the market promise to transform women's waists, but you can't permanently reshape your body with a corset or girdle.
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Zoinks! New Scooby Doo 'Curses' Daphne With Size 8
Want to curse a woman? In the "Scooby-Doo" universe, apparently all you have to do is plump her up a few sizes.
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Pregnant Women Should Avoid All Canned Tuna: Report
Consumer Reports lays out the mercury risks of eating fish and concludes that pregnant women should avoid canned salmon entirely.
The Myth of The 'Freshman 15'
Lucky Charms for every meal? A whole pizza at 3 a.m.? Gaining the "freshman 15' is largely a myth, but surviving the college diet takes effort.
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'Gluten-Free' Label Standards Kick In
Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term had not been regulated.
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The 'Fattest' Meal of 2014 Is...
If you're watching your waistline, avoid ordering anything with "monster," "bottomless" or "big" in its name.
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Fruits and Veggies: All You Need is Five
If all you want to do is lower your risk of dying soon, just eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, researchers say.
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Run for Your Life: 5 Minutes a Day May Be All You Need
Running as little as 5 to 10 minutes per day could greatly reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Stress Eating May Be Worse Than You Think
Researchers sure know how to take the “comfort” out of comfort food. A new study suggests eating while stressed could add 11 pounds in a year.
'My Fitbit Made Me Fat': Bands Said to Backfire
Some people say their fitness bands actually move the scale in the wrong direction — making them pack on the pounds.
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How Strong Is Your Drink? Calculator Helps Figure
The National Institutes of Health has an online alcohol calculator to see how much you're really drinking with those summer cocktails.
Social Science: Is Facebook Making You Fear Food?
New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab identifies who fears food the most — and it’s probably those of us most addicted to social media.
'That's My Space!' When the Gym is Like Wild Kingdom
Anyone who has been to a fitness class has met the people who give you stink eye when you step in their spot or use “their” piece of equipment.
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Could Watching TV Kill You? Binge Watchers at Risk
People who watch television for three hours a day are twice as likely to die in the next few years than people who watch just an hour.
Five Surprising Herbs That Can Damage Your Liver
New guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology caution consumers about relying too much on “natural” or “herbal” products.
'Dr. Oz Effect': Senators Scold TV Doc For Diet Scams
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who extols weight loss products on his syndicated TV show, got a harsh scolding from several senators Tuesday.
FDA Urges Restaurants and Consumers to Cut the Salt
Food and Drug Administration issues new voluntary guidelines aimed at reducing sodium intake. NBC's Danielle Leigh reports.
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Supreme Court Rules POM Can Sue Coca-Cola Over Labeling
The pomegranate juice maker is complaining about the soft-drink giant's use of "pomegranate-blueberry."
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Can Fat-Soled Running Shoes Protect Aging Joints?
The latest trend in running is shoes so thick they almost look like orthopedic footwear. Whether they protect aging joints is unclear, doctors say.
The Most Popular and Best Days to Start a Diet
Forget about New's Year's Day. If you're thinking about starting a diet or quitting smoking, you only need to wait for .... Monday.
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