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US replaces food pyramid with 'healthy plate'

The US government on Thursday ditched its two-decade old "pyramid" model for healthy eating and introduced a new plate symbol half-filled with fruits and vegetables to urge better eating habits.

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Marketing makes dubious claims about infant formulas

Marketing claims promote benefits of providing infant formula and toddler milks that are not supported by scientific evidence, yet 60% of caregivers mistakenly believe these products provide nutrition not present in breastmilk, ...

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How to head off holiday weight gain

From Halloween through New Year's, holiday weight gain affects people the world over and, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it can happen with any major holiday, not just the winter ones.

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High-protein snacks that satisfy

(HealthDay)—Does your typical afternoon snack leave you feeling unsatisfied and reaching for more? If your pick-me-up is a bag of salty chips or a chocolate bar, a better (and healthier) way to go is with a high-protein ...

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The lowdown on low-fat milk (It's all good)

(HealthDay)—Calcium is best known as a building block of strong bones, and studies show that getting it from the source—milk—is more effective than supplements.

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Lower BMI, especially in boys, has protective effect in acne

(HealthDay)—Family history, body mass index, and diet are all linked to the risk of moderate-to-severe acne in young adults, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of ...

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