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Health Fads That May Not Be Healthy

Juicing may be a popular health fad, but evidence suggests it could actually be detrimental to a good diet. The same goes for coconut oil, which is loaded with saturated fat but has emerged as another dietary craze in the United States. And a gluten-free...
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Home-cooked Meals, Hold the TV, Linked to Less Obesity

Adults who never watch TV during family meals and eat mostly home-cooked food are much less likely than others to be obese, according to a recent U.S. study. Past research has suggested that more frequent family meals are linked to lower obesity, but in the...
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5 Ways to Get the Most From Your Exercise Routine

Workouts can get pretty blah and boring during the cold, dark days of winter and many folks lose their resolve when it comes to sticking to their fitness goals. But a leading expert on fitness says if you apply tried and true tricks of the...
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High-Mileage Runners Expend Less Energy: MedlinePl…

FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The bodies of runners who put in a lot of mileage appear to be more efficient at running compared to those who run less, a new study finds. Jasper Verheul and colleagues at Liverpool John Moores University in...
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Too Few Victims of Arthritis Exercise: CDC

Arthritis prevents a growing number of Americans from engaging in daily routines like holding a cup, lifting a bag of groceries and walking to a car, a federal report said on Tuesday. The study also found that lack of exercise exacerbates their suffering, with few...
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Fewer Fat Adults Are Trying to Lose Weight

Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons. The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity rates climbed. “Socially accepted normal body weight is shifting...
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Too Much Bacon, Soda & Too Few Nuts Deadly

Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or not eating enough of the 10 foods and nutrients contributes to nearly half of U.S. deaths from these causes, the...
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‘Pokemon Go’ Players Add 2,000 Steps a Day: Medlin…

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People playing Pokemon Go on their smartphone receive an unintended dose of physical activity during their quest to capture virtual critters, a new study finds. Pokemon Go players were twice as likely to walk 10,000 steps a day...
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Americans Drank More Water Than Soda in 2016

It’s official: Americans are now drinking more bottled water than soda. After decades-long streak of strong growth, bottled water surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States in 2016, according to research and consulting firm Beverage Marketing...
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