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Study Says Sugar May Make You Dumber

A sugar-laden diet could make you dumber, according to the authors of a new study. But, don’t fret — omega-3 fatty acids may be able to mitigate the effects.

05/18/2012

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Local Doctor Talks Cholesterol, Child Diets, Memory

Dr. Crystal Foster with Baylor Health Care System offers her medical insight on some of the latest health headlines.

03/28/2012

Chocolate is the go-to food for saying 'love you,' but it also contains phenylethylamine and other chemicals which can act as a stimulant similar to the body's natural endorphins.

Study Finds Chocolate Helps People Stay Thin

What is the best way to stay thin? A new study found that it is exercising and eating a healthy diet full of… chocolate? Can that be right?

03/27/2012

A real human brain being displayed as part of an exhibition in Bristol, England. (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Study Calls Antioxidants Ineffective Against Alzheimer’s

For years, doctors have touted an antioxidant-rich diet to help stave off memory loss. But a new study says that antioxidants may not do much.

03/20/2012

Avery the pig before her remarkable weight loss. (credit: Facebook)

Obese Pet Pig Inspires Local Church To Get Healthy

At St. Nicholas Church in Flower Mound, the congregation is getting healthy, but their inspiration is coming from the most unlikely of places, a pig named Avery.

03/01/2012

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Medical Expert Talks Autism, Statin Drugs, Breakfast

Dr. Crystal Foster joins CBS 11 News to talk about a new statin drug warning from the FDA, a new study on autism, and the trend of eating two breakfasts.

02/29/2012

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Miracle Diet Pill? A Safe Drug Is Elusive

The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for U.S. drugmakers. But that hasn’t stopped them from trying.

02/24/2012

Chocolate is the go-to food for saying 'love you,' but it also contains phenylethylamine and other chemicals which can act as a stimulant similar to the body's natural endorphins.

Study Says Dessert For Breakfast Can Help Weight Loss

Good news, dessert lovers. A new study suggests adding ice cream, cake, chocolate or cookies to your breakfast might actually help people lose weight.

02/23/2012

A woman weighs herself on a digital scale. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Backs Previously Rejected Diet Pill

A once rejected diet pill won an endorsement from advisers. The drug could become the first new anti-obesity medication in the U.S. in over a decade.

02/23/2012

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FDA To Give Controversial Diet Drug Another Look

It has been 13 years since the FDA approved a prescription diet pill. But on Wednesday, it takes a second look at a drug called Qnexa.

02/21/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks as she kicks off her three-day national "Let's Move!" tour on February 9, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Jason Bradwell/NBAE via Getty Images)

First Lady Honors Dallas School For Healthy Eating

First Lady Michelle Obama is in North Texas for a second day to thank a DISD elementary school for a job well done in the arena of healthy eating.

02/10/2012

Pico de Gallo is served with chips and salsa. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Game Day Food Doesn’t Have To Be Unhealthy

Most of the Super Bowl parties will feature loads of unhealthy treats to munch during the game. But that does not have to be the case.

02/03/2012

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