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A Highly Preventable Cancer

One renowned researcher estimates that 70 percent of colon cancers could be prevented with only moderate changes in diet and lifestyle. Current research points to several strategies you could employ to protect yourself against colon cancer development.

Low-Carb Confusion

Hundreds of newly available low-carb foods are actually making weight loss more difficult. Don’t let food package claims deceive you – a 2 gram carb protein bar could have 240 calories.

More Sprawl Means More Weight and Less Walking

Residents of sprawling counties weigh more, walk less in their leisure time and have higher rates of high blood pressure compared with those in more “compact” counties, a new study finds.

Do You Know What You Eat?

Studies show that most people don’t have an accurate view of their eating habits. The right kind of record-keeping can often supply people with the answers like nothing else can.

Trans Fat Gets More Attention

Changes are coming that may help consumers cut back on trans fat. More detailed information on food labels may help us make wiser health choices.

Tax Breaks for Losing Weight?

For those who find the cost of losing weight an obstacle on the road to better health, certain weight-loss costs can now be claimed as tax-deductible medical expenses.

Latest on Physical Activity Still Shows Exercise Gap

While more than 60 percent of those recently surveyed get some physical activity during their leisure hours, only a little over 30 percent of the population actually meet current recommendations that define regular exercise.

Active at Any Size

If you are a very large person, you can still be physically active. Start being more active and healthier – no matter what your size!

Physical Activity and Weight Control

Regular physical activity, combined with healthy eating habits, is the most efficient and healthful way to control your weight. Learn all about the important role of physical activity and include it in your lifestyle.

Diabetes in Hispanic Americans

Diabetes in Hispanic Americans is a serious health challenge because of the increased prevalence of diabetes in this population, the greater number of risk factors for diabetes in Hispanics, the greater incidence of several diabetes complications, and the growing number of people of Hispanic ethnicity in the United States.

Weight Goals: Not All Or Nothing

Some dieters may be working against themselves by setting unrealistic weight loss goals. Many give up in frustration and return to old habits – and their former weight.

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