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The Trouble with Fat

The Trouble with Fat
Insights into Low-Fat Eating
For years you’ve heard you should eat less fat.  In a recent major study, however, a low-fat diet didn’t lower the risk of breast cancer, colorectal cancer or heart disease in women past menopause.  But don’t pile on the butter and fried foods just yet.  There’s still plenty of evidence that a low-fat diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help you live a long, healthy life.

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Winning at Losing
How to Keep that Weight Off
Getting your weight under control can help you avoid many health problems. While there are many ways to successfully lose weight, most people regain it over time. Ongoing research is now giving us insights into how to keep that weight off.

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