Archive For The “Weight Loss” Category

Michelle Obama Urges Kids to Stay Active at U.S. Open

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The First Lady spoke to thousands of children at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day on Saturday, encouraging them to pick up a tennis racquet. The stadiums that will soon host the likes of Serena Williams and Roger Federer in the U.S. Open opened their courts to a smaller set of players on Saturday. Children and…

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Eat Three Meals a Day for Weight Loss

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When obese women ate either three meals a day or six mini meals, three squares resulted in faster weight loss, a new study finds. Eating three larger meals — not six mini meals — might be healthier, researchers from the University of Missouri report in the journal Obesity. In a small study, three substantial meals a day lowered…

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Can Testosterone Therapy Help Obese Men Lose Weight?

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It may really be that feeling stronger promotes more physical activity, experts note. Older obese men with low levels of testosterone can lose weight when levels of the male hormone are restored to normal, a new study suggests. But it might not be the testosterone itself. Rather, it could be that men undergoing the hormone therapy feel…

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Will Green Coffee Bean Extract or Red Raspberry Ketones Work for Weight Loss?

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Red raspberry ketone and green coffee bean extract have been praised by Dr. Oz, among others, for their weight loss superpowers. Learn the truth here. According to the World Health Organization, by the year 2015, there will be 2.3 billion overweight people around the globe. That makes it all the more enticing, and important, to…

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Lack of Sleep May Give You the Munchies

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Sleep-deprived people eat more than 500 extra calories daily, study finds.  People who don’t get enough sleep consume more calories and may be more likely to become obese, according to a new study. The study included 17 healthy young men and women who were studied for eight nights. Half of the participants got their normal amount of sleep…

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Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math

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Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade. Youngsters who are persistently overweight may not perform as well academically — specifically in math — as their normal-weight peers, new research suggests. Although the study didn’t find a direct cause-and-effect relationship between being overweight or obese and school performance, the researchers did find that…

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Talking to Your Kids About Weight Loss

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Childhood obesity can be a touchy subject for kids and parents. Find out how to start the conversation with these kid-friendly weight-loss strategies. In a country where 17 percent of all children are obese and another 17 percent are overweight, childhood obesity should be a topic of conversation for families. But according to a recent…

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Do Pistachios Help or Hurt Weight Loss?

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Depending on which research you consult, pistachios either promote weight loss or cause you to gain weight. Now, a new Chinese study is helping crack the nut. To go nuts for nuts, or not to go nuts for nuts? This is the question many dieters are faced with, as nut consumption seems rife with contradictions. On…

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