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Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together

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How To Find A Path Off The Dreaded Diet Plateau

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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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Overweight People Are More Apt To Ditch Doctors

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