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  • 10 Most Absurd Fad Diets
    10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

    Eat right and exercise: It's no secret that those are the best ways to improve health and shed pounds, but often, people will go to crazy extremes to try to get slim. Would you ingest a parasite to fit into your skinny jeans? See more »

  • 5 Health Problems Caused by Being Too Thin
    5 Health Problems Caused by Being Too Thin

    In the midst of an obesity epidemic, it may seem like all things thin are in. Though we may think super skinny people are lucky, they face health problems of their own. See more »

  • Body Mass Index
    Body Mass Index

    The number on the scale alone can't tell you whether you're at a healthy weight. Because height is also a factor, scientists came up with a mathematical formula called Body Mass Index (BMI). Learn how to calculate your BMI. See more »

  • Does drinking ice water burn calories?
    Does drinking ice water burn calories?

    Heating things up burns calories -- that's a scientific fact. But can drinking ice water really help you burn calories? See more »

  • Have people ever really eaten tapeworms for weight loss?
    Have people ever really eaten tapeworms for weight loss?

    In recent history, rumors have circulated that if a person were to intentionally swallow a tapeworm the excess pounds would simply melt away. Could a tapeworm be the weight-loss solution that you're looking for? See more »

  • How Calories Work
    How Calories Work

    Calories -- people are constantly counting them and cutting them. At any given time, millions of people are trying to slim down. Learn all about calories and exactly how (and why) they affect your weight. See more »

  • How Dieting Works
    How Dieting Works

    Dieting is a multibillion dollar industry in the United States, but it doesn't work for most people. The story tends to stay the same -- lose 20 pounds, gain back 30. But there are healthy, effective ways to lose weight. Find out why most diets fail and what you can do to make yours work. See more »

  • How do diets that limit your carbohydrate consumption cause weight loss?
    How do diets that limit your carbohydrate consumption cause weight loss?

    How do diets that limit your carbohydrate consumption, like the Atkins diet, cause weight loss? See more »

  • How the Obesity Paradox Works
    How the Obesity Paradox Works

    About 65 percent of Americans are either obese or overweight, and the CDC has classified obesity as an epidemic, yet recent studies have shown that obese people with chronic diseases have a better chance of survival than normal-weight individuals do. See more »

  • How to Find Your Healthy Body Weight
    How to Find Your Healthy Body Weight

    You've probably heard the stats: We, as a society, are becoming less healthy -- some are too heavy while others are too skinny. How do you find your healthy body weight? See more »

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