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Following a Paleo diet, which is what is based on what humans ate during the Paleolithic era, before agriculture was developed -- and embracing exercise, helped Billy Pennachio, of East Meadow, lose more than 30 pounds and avoid having surgery to treat the severe arthritis in his hips.
Read more about his story and the strategies that worked for him, click here.(Credit: Kathy Pennachio/William Perlman)

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