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How Much Weight Do Ex-Smokers Put On After Quitting?

Since nicotine is an appetite suppressant and a stimulant, a fear of weight gain is one reason many smokers cite for refusing to quit.

And a new report stating ex-smokers pack on more pounds than previously thought probably won’t help matters any — but all may not be as it seems.

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Are You Happy with Your Weight? — Survey of the Day

If you feel like you need to lose a few pounds, you are certainly not alone.

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Casino Dishes Out Money to Gamblers for Each Pound They Weigh

Fat Tuesday took on a whole new meaning earlier this week at a Florida casino, where gamblers were given a dime in slot machine credits for every pound they weighed.

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Weight Gain Could Depend on the Medicines You’re Taking

Weight gain may not always be due to what you eat. Researchers in Texas find your medication can cause serious weight gain.

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Fructose Not Linked to Weight Gain: Study

Fructose has long been considered one of the causes of the obesity crisis across the world. But a new study from researchers in Canada finds that might not be true.

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Lack of Sleep Can Cause Weight Gain

In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers have proved that lack of sleep is a contributing factor in weight gain.

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CDC: Obesity Rates Steady Over Past Decade

Obesity rates in the United States have remained steady over the past decade, according to a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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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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Want a Smaller Backside? Stand Up — Health Check [VIDEO]

It’s already well-known that a sedentary lifestyle can make one heavier, but new research indicates the simple act of sitting too much can actually generate more fat in the hips and posterior.

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