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Salt Levels Lower in Packaged Foods

Packaged foods and store-bought drinks are blamed for adding a lot of salt to U.S. diets, but a new study suggests those foods and beverages don’t contain as much sodium as they once did. The amount of salt brought into U.S. households through packaged food...
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Diet Journaling Made Easier: MedlinePlus Health Ne…

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s the dieter’s Catch-22: Research shows that dieters who keep a food journal lose the most weight and keep it off the longest. But separate research says “food journaling” isn’t as easy as we’d like it to be....
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The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion …

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Bicycling may be good for your health and the environment, but new research finds adult bike crashes cost more than $24 billion a year in the United States. And the costs have been steadily rising by about $789...
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10 Foods to Help You Win the Battle of the Bulge

With summer officially just weeks away, many of us are dreading bathing suit season because we’ve packed on pounds — especially around the mid-section. But you won’t get those washboard abs by doing sit-ups, say experts. Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the...
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Childhood Obesity Causes Lasting Damage

A new UK study has found that obesity in childhood has long-term health implications that could last well into adulthood. Carried out by a team from the University of Surrey, the researchers collected data from 18 studies which included over 300,000 children in total with...
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Exercise Beats Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

Still taking sleeping pills to get a good night’s rest? New research suggests there’s a better way: Hit the gym. Rush University clinical psychologist Kelly Glazer Baron tells CNN a growing body of evidence over the past decade has confirmed that regular exercise helps people...
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To Lose Weight, Start With Dairy Swaps

Losing weight comes down to simple arithmetic: Eat fewer calories than you burn off. Here’s a good way you can accomplish this without going hungry. Switch out high-calorie foods for low-calorie options to cut calories without cutting portion sizes. Dairy food is a good place...
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15 BBQ Hazards That Could Spoil Your Memorial Day Holiday

It’s time to bring out the outdoor grill, clean it up, and start preparing memorable meals this weekend. But experts warn that grilling can be dangerous to your health if you don’t take some basic precautions. “I love how food tastes when it’s prepared on...
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How Good Are Activity Trackers at Counting Calories Burned?

People who wear activity trackers to count the calories they’re burning are probably not getting accurate estimates, suggests a new study. Researchers who tested seven popular activity trackers found that while heart rate measurements were generally accurate, none of the devices provided a reliable calorie...
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Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Help Prevent Childhood Asthma

Taking vitamin D supplements while pregnant may protect a mom’s baby from developing asthma, says a study published in the journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The study found that the supplements could positively modify the immune system of the fetus and could protect it...
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