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  • Running kids
    Kids tend to exercise more if their friends do
    The key to getting overweight kids to exercise more may be who they pal around with, according to a new study. The research, presented March 3 at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2015 in Baltimore,...
  • Mayra Rosales loses 800 pounds: 'Half ton killer's' massive slim down (video)
    Mayra Rosales loses 800 pounds: 'Half ton killer's' massive slim down (video)
    Mayra Rosales loses 800 pounds – a story of loss, denial and redemption. Rosales, losing 800 pounds, underwent a remarkable transformation – both physically and emotionally – as the morbidly obese Texas woman dropped her weight...
  • Weight loss myths: Obese people can't afford healthy food, junk food is cheaper
    Weight loss myths: Obese people can't afford healthy food, junk food is cheaper
    There are a lot of myths about obesity: what causes people to be overweight, who's responsible for obesity, whether obesity is or should be a disability. There are also many myths about weight loss. These dangerous misconceptions are feeding...
  • 'My 600-lb Life' shows obesity, poverty, lack of education, socio-economic links
    'My 600-lb Life' shows obesity, poverty, lack of education, socio-economic links
    Obesity is a vicious cycle or eat too much, exercise too little. Research shows obesity is linked to another vicious cycle: poverty, reported NZ Stuff from a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report Feb. 24. TLC's "My 600...
  • Zoos treat obese patients, more people get fatter as world fails obesity
    Zoos treat obese patients, more people get fatter as world fails obesity
    Obesity is pandemic. Of the 7 billion people on the planet, 2.1 billion are overweight, reported the Toronto Star Feb. 18. Obesity causes some odd and scary repercussions. One of the most horrifying is that zoos are having to treat obese people. A...
  • Obese
    Don’t pass it on, obesity quadruples from 1980
    Sadly the current stats on Obesity speaks loudly about the state of the health and food/diet industries and education. A recent study out of the UK reports that since the late 1980’s, obesity has quadrupled. Nearly one billion people...
  • Obese children exercise to lose weight
    Obesity rates up in six states; impoverished minorities at risk
    Americans are still too obese, according to a new report, The State of Obesity, which has been publishing statistics on obesity for 11 years. Obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions, and increasing in six states, according to the report,...
  • Overconsumption
    Eating ourselves to death, an un-holistic approach updated
    Not only are North Americans eating themselves to death, overconsumption is an epidemic disease that is absorbing the human race. A disease that we have all allowed to be inflicted upon us, almost joyously humans have rushed to the factory...
  • Taking Control of Childhood Obesity
    Taking Control of Childhood Obesity
    The good news in weight control concerning preschoolers is twofold; number one: our smallest children are becoming healthier, setting themselves up for a long and healthy life and number two: the adults are paying attention to what their child...
  • Obesity on the rise
    Health hazards of obesity
    Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and also in other countries afar.Obesity is a very unhealthy bodily condition that means a person is extremely overweight and at a higher risk from other serious illnesses.Obesity is mostly graded...
  • Obese children and adults
    NBC News reports kindergartners who are heavy will probably be obese teens
    Research shows that young children who are over weight or obese will be obese teens, and teens that are obese are probably going to be obese adults.According to an article at NBC NEWS“Overweight kindergartners are four times as likely as...
  • Scale
    Researchers find there's no such thing as 'fat and healthy'
    A study has proclaimed that there is no such thing as 'fat and healthy." Even if a person with a high BMI doesn't have any of the usual weight-related conditions, such as heart problems and diabetes, they still aren't considered...
  • Halloween obese letter sparks outrage among parents of trick-or-treaters
    Halloween obese letter sparks outrage among parents of trick-or-treaters
    For many, Halloween is a day to dress up, have fun, go back to childhood, and give children the freedom to indulge in overly sweet candy at the expense of neighbors. But for one woman in North Dakota, instead of giving out sweet treats, she plans...
  • Mature overweight man sitting in armchair
    BMI in men strongly linked to prostate cancer mortality
    Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of cancer mortality in menStudies on whether obesity is linked with an increased risk of prostate cancer death post-radical prostatectomy are conflicting.Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Southern...
  • Obesity
    Obesity and your health
    According to the National Library of Medicine, “Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as being overweight, which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as from...
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