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Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss

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Much of the palm oil imported into the U.S. ends up in snack foods such as cookies, crackers and microwave popcorn. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

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Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk Of Heart Disease

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Farmer Geronimo Blanco shows his quinoa plants in Patamanta, Bolivia, in February. A burgeoning global demand for quinoa has led to a threefold price increase since 2006. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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How Much Arsenic Is Safe In Apple Juice? FDA Proposes New Rule

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Do Diet Drinks Mess Up Metabolisms?

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How The DIY Butter Trend Got Churning

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Eating refined carbohydrates like bagels may stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, research suggests. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How Circadian Rhythms Give Vegetables A Healthy Boost

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AMA Officially Recognizes Obesity As A Disease

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