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Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker's risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds.
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved

A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration.
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, a new federal government report shows.
Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women

Could eating foods rich in potassium, such as bananas and potatoes, help lower the risk of stroke and an earlier death for older women?
Health Tip: Looking for the Right Weight-Loss Plan?

Ready to lose a few pounds? It's important to choose a healthy method of meeting and maintaining your dieting goals.
No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds

Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.
Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients.
Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

The quality of Americans' diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows.
Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests.

 

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