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Weight-Loss Surgery May Have Benefits Beyond the Scale

Two recent studies show there appears to be benefits to weight-loss surgery that underscore the long-term value of dropping excess pounds.

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You Can Change Your Habits: Here's How To Do It

So many of us want to change our habits to get healthier. Will we achieve our goals? Some people will, some won't. Here's how you can tell which group you'll fall into.

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The Keto Diet & Intermittent Fasting: Do They Work?

Diets like the keto diet or intermittent fasting aim to put your body in a state of ketosis – when your body’s preferred fuel source changes from carbohydrates to fat. Ketosis, the thinking goes, melts away the body fat. Find out if they work.

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If You're Thinking About the Keto Diet, Read This First

Want to lose weight and thinking about the ketogenic diet? There may be better ways to lose weight and keep it off. Learn why the keto diet might not be the best choice for weight loss.

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Head-to-Toe Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Chest pain, shortness of breath, uncontrolled bleeding and sudden severe pain are symptoms that send most people to the nearest ER. But some serious illnesses have symptoms that are more likely to be ignored.

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Obesity in Men vs. Women

Until recently, about 80 percent of patients undergoing bariatric surgery have been women. But that is changing. How each gender views their bodies and obesity.

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Can Counting Calories Help Me to Lose Weight?

Whether you view calorie-counting as a math problem, a way to gain or lose weight or a waste of time, the number of calories you consume every day matters. Here's how to make it work for you.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Crockpot cooking enables you to have a nutritious meal without cutting down on your family or fitness time. Here are some tips to get the maximum benefit from this style of cooking.

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