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Diet supplements don't work, so what does? Oregon State University nutrition, exercise expert shares healthy advice


Posted: March 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Last week in Pulse (in The Oregonian's Wednesday Living section), we wrote about a new review looking for any evidence that diet supplements -- a $2.4 billion industry in this country -- actually help people lose weight. The bottom line: They don't. Melinda Manore, an Oregon State University professor of nutrition and exercise sciences, reviewed a couple hundred studies investigating hundreds of weight-loss supplements and found no evidence that using any product results in significant weight loss. Continue reading

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Cellulaze(TM) Treatment Institute Offers First and Only Medical Procedure That Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite


Posted: March 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

CHICAGO, March 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a recent survey, eighty-two percent of women reported having cellulite, most believing they could minimize its appearance with diet and exercise. In fact, cellulite can't always be eliminated by diet and exercise alone, and now for the first time there is a safer and more effective treatment available to select physicians nationwide. Continue reading

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Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets May Each Help the Heart


Posted: March 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Using either a low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet to shed belly fat can improve blood vessel function, researchers say. The study included 60 women and men who weighed 215 pounds on average and were assigned to either low-carb or low-fat diets that provided a similar amount of calories each day. The participants also did moderate exercise. Continue reading

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Obese kids have hard time sticking to low-carb diet


Posted: March 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When it comes to managing children's obesity, cutting portion sizes and cutting carbohydrates can work equally well -- though carb control is tough for many kids, a new clinical trial finds. Many adults have tried to win the battle of the bulge by shunning carbohydrates, especially highly refined or starchy carbs like white bread and potatoes. But much less has been known about how those eating plans work for kids, including whether they are safe and nutritionally sound -- since low-carb diets tend to be relatively high in fat. Continue reading

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Diet Tips for Business Travelers


Posted: March 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Toothbrush? Check. Dress shoes Continue reading

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BalanceDiet™ Company Acquires Results Weight Loss and 1-800-Weight-Loss


Posted: March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

TAMPA, Fla., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --BalanceDiet Company announces the acquisition of Results Weight Loss, a regional chain of weight-management centers with locations throughout southwest Florida. The acquisition includes the assets and clients of Results Weight Loss as well as the affiliated 1-800-Weight-Loss brand, immediately adding 16 new locations, thousands of customers and exclusive genetic testing to the BalanceDiet portfolio and solidifying the company's dominant presence in the Florida weight-loss marketplace. The previous owners of Results Weight Loss, facing foreclosure, had handed the business over to creditors in December 2011 Continue reading

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HealthPartners and Children’s Join Forces Around Child Obesity and Patient Care


Posted: March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthPartners and Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have announced plans to work together to improve the health of children in Minnesota. Through a number of joint initiatives, the organizations will initially focus on reducing childhood obesity and improving the overall coordination of care for families. Childhood Obesity HealthPartners and Childrens are launching a substantial initiative to manage and prevent childhood obesity through education and programming. Continue reading

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Anti-Obesity Soda Tax Fails as Lobbyists Spend $70 Million in U.S.: Retail


Posted: March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

By Duane D. Stanford - Tue Mar 13 13:04:16 GMT 2012 Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg Soft drinks at a Dollar General Corp. store in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Continue reading

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Obesity a growing problem in US


Posted: March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 AM | Printer friendly version | E-mail to a friend | Comments Dr. Andrew Swick of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute By Katie Scarvey kscarvey@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS When Dr. Continue reading

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Obesity Facts: America's 10 Least Obese Cities


Posted: March 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm

If you want to be skinny, surround yourself with skinny. A Gallup-Healthways poll released last week reveals that, overall, our nation's cities are getting fatter. Continue reading

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