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  • California schoolchildren growing fatter, but fitter too

    California schoolchildren growing fatter, but fitter too
    Six years after California instituted a statewide effort to pare fat and boost fitness in its schoolchildren, the kids haven't reversed the trend of growing obesity in their ranks. But they are fitter and, as a group, have slowed the growth of obesity,...
  • Americans' 'ideal weight' shifts upward

    Americans' 'ideal weight' shifts upward
    As we enter the season of the year in which Americans typically gain at least a pound or two that never goes away, a new report from the Gallup Poll finds that as our actual weight drifts upward, so do our perceptions of what our "ideal" weight would be. ...
  • Parents to pediatricians: Don't tell me my kid's 'fat'

    Parents to pediatricians: Don't tell me my kid's 'fat'
    What's the best way to be told that your child is overweight or obese? Not at all, of course. But if that bad news must be delivered, a national survey published in the journal Pediatrics this week finds that parents will feel blamed and respond badly to...
  • Go ahead: Eat the Marshmallow now. (You were likely born that way)

    Go ahead: Eat the Marshmallow now. (You were likely born that way)
    Remember those poor little kids who just couldn't wait for the Psych professor to come back into the room before they ate the marshmallow? You know, the ones with little to no self-control, who would go on to do more poorly in school, to be less "socially...
  • New York City schoolchildren are losers when it comes to weight

     
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has made the city's health a priority in his three terms, announced Thursday that obesity rates among elementary and middle-school students in public schools have inched down over the last five years....
  • 'You're fat.' 'I want a second opinion.' 'You're dumb.'

     
    According to a Yiddish proverb, " 'For example' is not proof." But I'm relying on examples -- fat kids I've known -- to counter a new report that children who eat a junky fast-food diet suffer a loss of IQ......
  • Angelenos stress about money, jobs, relationships and looks, new poll finds

     
    Los Angeles residents say that they are more stressed than people in other major cities and that their stress levels are rising as their health worsens, according to a new national survey. The “Stress in America Survey” released Tuesday by......
  • Bullying in a good cause?

     
    As any viewer of morning television knows, the perennial campaign to "save the children" is being fought on two fronts. One is the war on bullying. The other is the crusade against childhood obesity. But suppose the two causes are in conflict. U.S. News...
  • 'The Biggest Loser': The worst-case scenario

     
    The unthinkable happened: Father and daughter fell below the yellow line. Together. Before we get to that, the contestants faced a Texas-sized challenge — raising awareness about obesity in the Lone Star State, which lays claim to five of the......
  • The plus-size mystery in women's fashion

    The plus-size mystery in women's fashion
    By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
  • What now for weight loss?

    What now for weight loss?
    The country is down to onededicated, prescription obesity medication -- the not-too-pleasantXenical -- since Friday's announcement that Meridiawill be removed from the market due to an increased risk ofheart problems among people with cardiovascular...