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Brooke Burke-Charvet is sharing her tips on aging gracefully and staying healthy now that she's beaten her thyroid cancer. The "Dancing With the Stars" co-host revealed her cancer diagnosis in early November through a video posted on her blog. She was...
It sounds like a happy hour dream: Now, scientists say, you can have your wine and eat the nuts that go with it, and be healthier in the bargain. A rigorous new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine should finally put to rest any doubts...
Some popular diets advise against late-night snacking or even eating after 6 p.m. Now, there’s some research to confirm that when you eat could matter as well as what you eat if you’re trying to shed pounds. A study in Spain followed 420 men...
If only our collective memories worked a little better, we might recall that facing the new year with a little extra weight is what we did a year ago. And the year before that. Were those extra helpings of whatever it was – can you even remember?...
A recent study shows that when it comes to matters of the heart, there are indeed differences between the sexes. Researchers combed through a database of more than 1 million heart attack cases and discovered that women, especially those under the age...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIt's almost February, and with luck and willpower, maybe you're still sticking with that New Year's diet resolution. Or maybe you're still gearing up to start. But although the right diet may help you gain a svelte figure, the wrong one might be a...
If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system. That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...
Booster ShotsJetting to the sunny climes of the Mediterranean couldn't hurt if you feel a bout of depression settling in. But a new study in the Archives of General Psychiatry finds that if your aim is to minimize your risk of......
McDonald's has had a difficult time in Italy, reports Elena Kostioukovitch in "Why Italians Love to Talk About Food." Some boycotts led to closures, franchises were forced to conform with local architecture and -- instead of hamburgers -- the...
People may be able to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to two recently published studies that are the latest in a long line of research. But does that hold for everyone? And by how much can you lower the risk? Here's a look...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSo it turns out that French women do get fat. French men also. But most troubling to a country that prides itself on an extraordinary approach to life and eating, French children are getting pudgier too. The problem is nowhere near as bad as it is in...
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Times Staff WriterVeteran dieter Louise "Cookie" Witham never considered trying the Dr. Atkins' diet that promises followers they can eat plenty of steak, cheese, bacon and eggs and still lose weight — provided they give up almost all carbohydrates. Not only...
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