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Michelle Obama’s Health Kick Hits Home — Bo Is On a Diet

When the First Lady says she’s serious about healthy food, the First Lady means she is serious about healthy food. Even the First Dog, Bo, is not beyond reproach, and, after packing on a few pounds, is now on a diet. Yes, the dog is on a diet.

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Should Kids Go on a Vegan Diet?

Many people have adopted a vegan lifestyle as a healthy alternative to eating meat. But is veganism, a strict diet which eliminates all animal proteins, including milk, cheese, eggs, meat and fish, healthy for growing children?

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Study: Dietary Goals Should Be Set for Diabetes Patients

Setting a specific goal to eat more low glycemic index foods can improve the dietary habits of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

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Can You Chew Your Way to Thinness?

If you’ve had trouble losing weight in the past, take heart — someday soon, tamping down your appetite could be as simple as popping a stick of gum.

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Study: Increase Dietary Fiber to Decrease Disease

Scientists in India suggest for improved health people should eat more dietary fibers.

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Have You Started a Diet for 2012? — Survey of the Day

It’s been a little over a week since New Year’s resolutions kicked in, officially long enough to determine if  you’ve started that diet that you promised yourself — if, in fact, you picked what is usually the year’s most popular resolution.

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Low Calorie Diet Key to Improved Brain Function, Study Finds

There’s a new way to remain youthful — eat less. Researchers at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Italy identified a molecule that preserves brain function, which is triggered by a low calorie diet.

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Fatty and Sugary Foods May Be as Addictive as Cocaine and Cigarettes

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting fatty and sugary foods rewire the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine and nicotine do, leading to addiction.

In recent studies, lab animals who have been fed a diet of sugary and fatty snacks show the classic signs of addiction, and brain scans of obese humans show the same disturbances in their reward circuits as the brains that are found in drug addicts.

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