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Obesity (INACTIVE)

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Top Obesity (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • On Halloween or after, don't fat-shame kids

    On Halloween or after, don't fat-shame kids
    Instead of candy corn or a Jolly Rancher in your kid’s Halloween bucket this year, you may end up with a note. A woman in Fargo, N.D., has been handing out messages to “moderately obese” kids instead of trick-or-treat candy, ...
  • To reduce heart attacks, strokes in the obese, control blood pressure

    To reduce heart attacks, strokes in the obese, control blood pressure
    A study that culls health data for 1.8 million people over more than 57 years of research finds that controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose could halve the number of heart attacks attributable to being overweight or obese and pare the...
  • Fat and healthy is a myth, new study says

    Fat and healthy is a myth, new study says
    So your body mass index says you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" - a mix of factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the...
  • Time to end the war against saturated fat?

    Time to end the war against saturated fat?
    The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
  • Study links obesity and early breast development in girls

    Study links obesity and early breast development in girls
    Epidemic obesity rates are the "prime driver" in a nationwide trend toward earlier and earlier breast development in young girls according to new research. In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that the average age...
  • Could a procedure alter hunger and cure obesity? Maybe, study says

    Could a procedure alter hunger and cure obesity? Maybe, study says
    A medical procedure that treats bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract has an unexpected - and, for some patients, quite welcome - side effect: It makes them lose weight. That procedure, called left gastric artery embolization, may just be the...
  • Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential

    Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential
    The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family....
  • Surgery trounces diet and exercise for treating obesity and its ills

    Surgery trounces diet and exercise for treating obesity and its ills
    While diet and exercise are available to all, bariatric surgery is likely to remain a solution available to just a small fraction of the 90 million Americans who are obese. But when it comes to inducing weight loss and improving obesity-related health...
  • Americans exercise more, but are still not losing much weight

    Americans exercise more, but are still not losing much weight
    WASHINGTON – Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation’s obesity crisis. In more than two-thirds of the nation&...
  • 'Biggest Loser' trainer Dolvett Quince on pet fitness

     'Biggest Loser' trainer Dolvett Quince on pet fitness
    Dolvett Quince was well aware of America's obesity problem. After all, he's one of the trainers on NBC's weight loss reality show, "The Biggest Loser." But, until recently, he had no idea that America's bad eating habits were trickling down to its pets....
  • Travis Stork of 'The Doctors'

    Travis Stork of 'The Doctors'
    As more people get their health information from TV and the Internet, it becomes crucial to have experts on the small screen who can provide accurate information. That's where Travis Stork, co-host of the TV show "The Doctors," comes in. Stork, an...