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Paul Gelsinger, with patient Eric Kast, left, and Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), center, testifies at a Senate hearing. (Ray Lustig - The Post)
Sugar Busters!
What's Your Number, Sweetie?
It's important to consider the glycemic index when constructing a healthful weight loss program, a new book says. The problem is: What's the glycemic index?

Atkins Diet
Today's Hot Diets
Low-carbers have thrown off the yoke of low-fat imperialismdespite the stern disapproval of the medical establishment.

Gastric Bypass
Drastic Measures
Gastric bypass surgery offers a new, high-risk chance at health for the severely obese.

Weigh Down Diet
Dieting Faithfully
With scripture and with prayer Sonia Huntley lost 30 pounds in 11 weeks. She is one of many who are using the Christian-based weight loss program called the Weigh Down Diet.

A Balanced Diet
'Bad' Fat Be Gone 
Federal nutrition guidelines proposed Thursday would for the first time clearly distinguish between fats to eat and fats to avoid.



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