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December 06, 2005

Moderate Drinking May Lower Risk of Obesity

People who have an alcoholic drink or two a day may have a lower risk of becoming obese than either teetotalers or heavy drinkers, a study published Monday suggests.

Researchers found that among more than 8,200 U.S. adults, those who said they enjoyed a drink every day were 54 percent less likely than non-drinkers to be obese. Similarly, those who drank a little more (two drinks per day) or a little less (a few drinks per week) had a lower risk of obesity than teetotalers did. (Reuters UK)

June 05, 2005

Laughter and Weight Loss

Dieters looking for another edge might want to consider exercising their sense of humor scientists have found that a good laugh is a calorie burner not to be ignored. (ABC News)

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May 11, 2005

Weight Watchers and Slim-Fast Are Top Diets

According to a recent analysis of diets by Consumer Reports magazine, Weight Watchers, with its support group meetings, and Slim-Fast, whose shakes let you opt out of cooking, are the top diets. (AP Medical)

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September 13, 2004

Grapefruit Back in Weight Loss Spotlight, Diabetics and Weight Loss

"Scientific evidence is beginning to stack up in favor of long-held claims that grapefruit helps fight obesity, lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of certain kinds of cancer."

Diabetics who look to a low-carb diet for fast weight loss results could be doing more harm than good.

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