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Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term

Two studies show surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some. Gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers lose weight and keep it off, according ...

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Time-restricted feeding study shows promise in helping people shed body fat

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person’s eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn fat. The first human test of early time-restricted feeding, or eTRF, found that this meal-timing strategy ...

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This Kind of Food Is Both Filling and Insanely Good for You

This article originally appeared on Time.com. Not all carbs are created equal—and thank goodness for that. New research suggests that a certain kind of carbohydrate called resistant starch may improve health by keeping you full, checking blood sugar and supporting the gut. Resistant starch, ...

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Clinical guidelines to reduce risk of peanut allergy

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An expert panel has issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. Nutrition Research News — ScienceDaily

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How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

After the sugar- and booze-filled holidays, starting the new year off with a cleanse or a detox may seem like a great way to reset, kickstart healthy habits, and maybe lose a few pounds. But certain “cleansing” strategies can be ...

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Inflammation halts fat-burning

Scientists at the University of Bonn have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy-consuming brown slimming cells. Can this interesting approach also be used to combat obesity? In ...

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What Is Spirulina?

This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com. You probably never thought you would be adding algae powder from tropical lakes to your smoothies, but spirulina is becoming quite the popular addition for many health-focused eaters. Even though this superfood is in ...

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Your microbiota's previous dining experiences may make new diets less effective

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Your microbiota may not be on your side as you try improving your diet this New Year’s. In a new study, researchers explore why mice that switch from an unrestricted American diet to a healthy, ...

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Lack of standards for infant cereals threatens child nutrition in lower-income countries

For parents around the world, premixed infant cereals — also known as complementary foods — can be a vital source of the solid food needed for healthy child growth after six months of age, when infants outgrow the nutrients provided ...

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Inactivity in obese mice linked to a decreased motivation to move

Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year’s resolution, but it’s one that most people are unable to stick with for very long. Now a study done in mice is providing clues about one of the ...

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