5 of the Most Googled Health Questions, Answered
Cellulite occurs when fat pushes against connective tissue, making the skin above it pucker. If you're considering liposuction, don't. (It can't break up the connective tissues that cause dimples.) The best things you can do are exercise (cardio plus resistance training) and eat high-fiber foods while avoiding processed sugar and fat, which can contribute to cellulite.
Reality check: Heard the one about coffee grounds treating cellulite? Don't believe it. No scientific studies have shown it works.
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Online symptom trackers— including ones by WebMD, iTriage, and the Mayo Clinic—provided the correct diagnosis first in a list of possible outcomes in only 34 percent of cases, according to a 2015 report.
Mehmet Oz, MD, is the host of The Dr. Oz Show (weekdays; check local listings).