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The Science of Weight Loss

If you've made shedding pounds a New Year's resolution, here's a guide to the research behind dieting and exercise

Need Fiber? Have Some Coffee

New study shows that coffee may be a source of dietary fiber, but that does not mean you should give up vegetables and fruit

March 13, 2007 — Coco Ballantyne

Eat, Exercise and Be Merry

Research shows that people who write down what they are grateful for may exercise more. Rachel Mahan reports

November 24, 2008

More Stress Means Less Eating

Recent studies on a hormone receptor in the brain called CRF2 brought new hope for a solution to obesity. But research in the Journal of Neuroscience cautions: while CRF2 cuts appetite, it also increases stress.

September 27, 2007

Different Exercise Affects Appetite Differently

A study in the American Journal of Physiology finds that aerobic exercise affects levels of two different hormones involved in appetite. Weight lifting only affected levels of one of the hormones. Karen Hopkin reports

December 12, 2008

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