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A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies. Caspar Benson/fStop/Getty Images hide caption

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Lower-back pain is one of the top three reasons that Americans go to the doctor. But the solution can be a DIY project. iStockphoto hide caption

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Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

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Tulane's medical school is one of the first to teach medical students how to cook healthful food, with the goal that they'll share that knowledge with patients. Jeff Kubina/Flickr hide caption

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Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross pulls on compression sleeves before a 400-meter race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul in 2012. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

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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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Best To Not Sweat The Small Stuff, Because It Could Kill You

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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

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Kendall Schrantz, center, stretches after a class at Downsize Fitness in Fort Worth. Lauren Silverman for NPR hide caption

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In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants

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Not covered by Obamacare, but still sweet. Cristian Baitg/iStockphoto hide caption

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Swimming is one form of exercise that can help prevent arthritis from getting worse, doctors say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Got Arthritis? Exercise Can Help

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