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Sometimes It's Healthier To Be Obese

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:00

For those with medical conditions, evidence is mounting that it pays to be large. Now researchers want to know why.


How The Financial Crisis Spawned An Obesity Crisis

By | Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:57

Obesity, though slowing, is still on the rise in developed countries, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reported Tuesday. The group urges more policies aimed at stemming the problem.


Developing Countries Have The Lion's Share Of The World's Obese, Overweight

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:20

A study found that almost two-thirds of the world's obese and overweight population reside in poorer countries. Researchers blame a global shift in diet that includes more meat, sugar, and fat.

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Charity Will Pay For Teen's Bariatric Surgery

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 12:46

Online donations will allow a teenage girl to undergo bariatric surgery to treat a form of morbid obesity that arises when a part of the brain that is responsible for metabolic balance is damaged.


Losing Weight Is Harder For Black Women On Same Diet As White Women

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 18:06

Black women lost less weight than white counterparts while on the same diet, according to a new study, which points to metabolic differences.


Children Who Are Teased While Playing Sports Could Be Less Physically Active Later On

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 15:16

Highlighting the importance of "reindeer games" to a child's health, a new study shows that teasing during sporting activity leads to lowered levels of exercise later on.

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Benefits Of Weight Loss Surgery Outweigh Risks

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 13:43

The effects of weight loss surgery are far more beneficial compared to the potential risk, according to a new study.

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Sugary Drink Tax May Benefit Minorities Most

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 14:08

A sugary drink tax that causes a 15 percent drop in consumption would result in a widespread reduction in obesity-related health complications, most notably in minority communities, a California study finds.

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Researchers Turn To Bears To Understand Obesity

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 13:23

Research conducted at Washington State University is relying on data from grizzly bears to help shed light on the global burden of obesity.

Childhood Obesity Is Rising In Many Countries

Parent-Doctor Interventions Effective Against Obesity In Children

By | Sun, 12/08/2013 - 15:45

Obese children who are excluded from parent-doctor meetings regarding their weight loss could experience the same positive results without the embarrassment.

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Today's Moms Less Physically Active Than 45 Years Ago

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:21

Over the past 45 years, moms have become increasingly sedentary, leading to not only their own expanding waistlines but also to their kids'.


‘Half-Ton Killer’ Shows Off Weight-Loss After Falsely Confessing To Murder [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:48

'Half-Ton Killer' Mayra Rosales has a new lease on life after being acquitted in her nephew's murder and losing 800 pounds.


Researchers One Step Closer To 'Obesity Drug'

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:18

A drug designed to inhibit inflammatory proteins may help obese and overweight people lose weight.


'Daniel Diet' Has Many Flocking to Influential Pastor's Dietary Lifestyle Program

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:22

Widely read author and pastor, Rick Warren, is now promoting the "The Daniel Plan," which uses faith to convince people to live healthier lives.

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Weight Loss Chip Releases Diet Drug To Control Appetite And Check Your Blood For Fat

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 13:05

A new way to help people lose weight could include an implanted chip that releases a diet drug to suppress hunger and stabilize blood-fat levels.