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Cheat days work for weight loss

Cheaters may never win. But they might lose weight, as long as the cheating is planned and occasional, according to a new study. Researchers examined 60 students in a simulated diet environment and 30 people dieting in real life. They found that those who planned ahead to treat themselves to guilty pleasures had more control over impulses to give in ...

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Should men get annual physicals?

Preventive care could be the key to good long-term health, yet research shows that men aren’t seeing their doctors as often as they should. For men who can’t remember when they had their last check-up, it may be time to schedule an appointment. “There is some debate whether routine annual physicals are always necessary, and the answer is, it depends ...

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Can a messy home worsen your diet?

Stress eating is a common problem, especially among women. When faced with daily hassles or professional stress, research has shown women eat more sweets and high-fat foods. Now, a recent study suggests a chaotic physical environment may play a role as well. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University set up two kitchens – one in standard conditions, organized and relatively quiet, and the other chaotic, messy ...

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