Weight-Loss Surgery Won’t Cut Obesity-Related Medical Costs: Study

U.S. spends about $168 billion a year on expenses associated with growing weight problem

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Recipes

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Cauliflower has recently been rediscovered as a "skinny starch” and is making a comeback as an alternative to the higher-carb potato. Boasting a mere 29 calories per cup, cauliflower—in addition to being a low-calorie vegetable—is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and fiber. Try eating more cauliflower with these low-calorie cauliflower recipes, including roasted cauliflower recipes, mashed cauliflower recipes, cauliflower salad recipes and more cauliflower side-dish recipes.

Skinny Starch Recipes

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If you’re watching what you eat, you don’t need to eliminate starches from your diet. In fact, our low-calorie recipes for starches are a diet-friendly way to enjoy more healthy starches. These skinny starch recipes, including potato recipes, sweet potato recipes, celeriac recipes, corn recipes and cauliflower recipes, are a delicious complement to many main-course meals. Try our Scalloped Potatoes for a lighter potato side dish or Cauliflower with New Mornay Sauce for the ultimate skinny starch side-dish recipe.

Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk

Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk

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The tell-tale heart risk

Know the risks. If you are inactive, or have high blood pressure, or if you smoke, your risk for heart disease increases. If you have high cholesterol or diabetes, your risk for heart disease increases. On the other hand, if you know these facts, you can act now.

Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

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Exercise May Stave off Depression in Severely Obese

Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Foot Ulcers

Get regular checkups
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Healthy Quick & Easy Dinners That Meet MyPlate Guidelines

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These quick and easy dinner recipes make it easy to eat healthfully and in line with the USDA's MyPlate Guidelines. These healthy recipes meet the MyPlate guidelines for calories, portion size, sodium, saturated fat and added sugars. To make these recipes part of a complete meal, please refer to our serving suggestions included with the recipe.

Healthy Casserole Recipes That Meet MyPlate Guidelines

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These delicious casserole recipes make it easy to eat healthfully and in line with the USDA's MyPlate Guidelines. These healthy recipes meet the MyPlate guidelines for calories, portion size, sodium, saturated fat and added sugars. To make these recipes part of a complete meal, please refer to our serving suggestions included with the recipe.