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20 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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The truth about your BMI

What does your body mass index really mean?The body mass index, or BMI, is an equation that uses your height and weight to create one solid number. Using this number, dieters and those looking to lose weight are supposedly able to see whether or not they are in good health. Some fitness experts are saying otherwise -- that the body ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Shape

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The Most Satisfying Way to Lose Weight

Getty Images Changing your diet and exercise to shed pounds can be a difficult and slow process. It's frustrating not to see results when you've skipped out on your favorite ice cream and afternoon snacks. According to a new survey released last month, obese and overweight Americans who have tried losing weight report the greatest satisfaction from weight loss surgery ...

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JUL 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Extreme fat photos may undermine message on overweight risk

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Photos of morbidly obese people alongside a news story about the health threat from being overweight may cause moderately heavy people to think they’re not at risk, a new study suggests. “I don’t know if we can realistically influence media choices,” said coauthor Fiona Gillison. Some stories included an image of an ...

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JUL 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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UK 'should offer surgery to 800,000 obese diabetics'

Some 800,000 people in Britain with type 2 diabetes could be offered weight-loss surgery by the state-run National Health Service (NHS) under new draft guidance published on Friday. New evidence suggests that interventions such as gastric bands can help diabetics control their condition and even reverse the diagnosis, according to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The ...

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JUL 10, 2014 - Shape

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4 Bad Habits May Cut 10 Years Off Your Life

Thinkstock There's a good reason you avoid bad habits like smoking, eating crap, being inactive, and binge drinking (well, post-college). Besides wanting to look h-o-t hot in a bikini this summer, you want to live longer too. And the reward for not succumbing to these four risky behaviors is gaining up to 10 years on your life, according to a ...

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