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Does drinking water before meals really help you lose weight?

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've probably heard the advice to drink water before a meal because it makes you feel fuller and you'll stop eating sooner. It seems like a reasonable idea — but does it work? And if it doesn't, why do people think it does?

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Stat of the Week

An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 Americans have a form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. FTD typically strikes people in middle age. Damage done to nerve cells in certain parts of the brain may cause major changes in personality, judgement, and control over behavior or speaking.

Do you know six common signs of FTD?

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