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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

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When Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Wane, This Procedure Can Help

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Sure, these Buffalo-chicken-and-kale-stuffed mushrooms look tasty, but they aren't the giant bowl of salt and corn syrup your brain really, really wants. Matthew Mead/AP hide caption

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Belviq, a weight-loss drug from Arena Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012. With the agency's approval of Saxenda in December, there are four new weight-loss pills available. Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Even versions of Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen labeled "genuine" and "anti-counterfeit" have been found to contain the drug sibutramine, which was supposed to come off the U.S. market in 2010 for safety reasons. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

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Photos from Liz Paul's blog entries on Prior Fat Girl. The blog chronicles women's weight loss journeys. Courtesy of Liz Paul/PriorFatGirl.com hide caption

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Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

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Carlos Romero and girlfriend Kate Rowe sit down for a meal they cooked together. Two years ago, Carlos Romero weighed 437 pounds. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains After Weight Is Lost

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Researchers say that setting your thermostat a little lower can help you burn more calories. iStockphoto hide caption

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People following a 5-2 diet would eat lean protein and non-starchy vegetables two days a week. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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

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How To Find A Path Off The Dreaded Diet Plateau

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