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Wrong Ways to Lose Weight
As the number of overweight or obese Americans rises, it is good to hear that many are trying to lose weight. Some of their weight-loss methods, however, could be hurting their kidneys.
Teaming Up Means Slimming Down
Looking to shed some pounds? Recruit some friends and make it a contest - chances are, you'll have a much better chance of getting rid of that extra weight.
Get Off That Couch - Every Week!
Successfully adding regular exercise into your life doesn't happen overnight. Obvious as it may sound, your level of motivation really does matter each and every week.
eTherapy for Eating Disorders
Bulimia patients who prefer their treatment to be in the comfort of their own home can safely turn to e-therapists, research reports.
Candy and Cookies and Chips, So What?
Parents and policymakers worried about the junk food offerings at schools may be focusing their anger in the wrong direction, according to a new study.
Praise Away Child Obesity
Baffled by how to best help your obese child? The key may be a positive treatment program filled with plenty of praise and parental involvement.
Social Dynamics in the Home Matter
Although it may seem unnatural to discuss family issues to fix individual disorders, this practice recently helped patients recovering from anorexia nervosa.  
Calories For Fat, Protein For Lean Mass
Eating too much - but not enough protein - might mean you'll weigh less than heavy protein eaters, but you'll likely be carrying around a higher percentage of fat.
Standardizing Ideals
Many shudder at the thought of gathering body measurements, especially weight. Yet researchers have found that BMI collections may provide the best foundation to calculate progress in anorexia and bulimia.
Eating Disorders and Depression go Hand in Hand
Teenage girls who feel depressed are twice as likely to exhibit binge eating disorder than other girls. Conversely, girls who regularly binge eat have double the risk of depression.