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US replaces food pyramid with 'healthy plate'

The US government on Thursday ditched its two-decade old "pyramid" model for healthy eating and introduced a new plate symbol half-filled with fruits and vegetables to urge better eating habits.

dateJun 02, 2011 in Health
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Alternate-Day Fasting Shows Promise for Obese Dieters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Restricting daily calorie intake is a common plan to help obese and overweight people slim down to healthier weights. But the regime requires a daily 15 to 40 percent calorie reduction, which makes sticking ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Health
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Learning curve: Tricks to resist temptation

Here's good news for dieters who face food challenges in the break room every day: A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that our resistance gets a boost after we've just been exposed to similar temptations.

dateMar 31, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Urban poor plagued by 'burdens of place'

Most of America's urban cores were designed for walking but offer little in the way of supermarkets, healthy restaurants and other amenities for residents to walk to, according to a study led by a Michigan ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Social Sciences
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