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Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep Preschooler Obesity Influenced by Parents, Sleep
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Though the prevalence of obese preschool-age children in the U.S. is on the decline in some states, health researchers still consider the problem of obesity to be an epidemic in the country. Now, a new study has revealed what could …

Weight Linked to Heart Health More Than Fitness, Shows Study Weight Linked to Heart Health More Than Fitness, Shows Study

Though it had long been assumed that fitness was more important to health than a bit of excess fat, research is now beginning to show that weight may be even more important than fitness. A study last last year found …

Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea? Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?
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The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a …

Majority of Americans Want to Lose Weight, But Less Than Half Actually Try Majority of Americans Want to Lose Weight, But Less Than Half Actually Try
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In addition to shopping, the Thanksgiving holiday is largely about food. Families across the U.S. last week stuffed themselves with a variety of traditional foods including Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Though Americans look forward to holiday feasts, it seems that …

Obesity Increases Heart Risks, Regardless of Health Obesity Increases Heart Risks, Regardless of Health
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention, obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S. The dangers of obesity have traditionally been lumped in with metabolic syndrome, a group of health issues that include high blood pressure, …

Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity

Though recent data has shown that childhood obesity numbers are falling in a number of U.S. states, health officials in the country are still referring to obesity as an epidemic. This week, a new study has shown that expectant mothers …

Obesity, Insulin Resistance Linked to Body’s Fructose Obesity, Insulin Resistance Linked to Body’s Fructose

Over the past few decades, Americans have gotten larger. So large, in fact, that health authorities are now referring to obesity in the U.S. as an epidemic as they battle even childhood obesity numbers. While researchers are searching for a …

U.S. School Health Policies Improving, Says CDC U.S. School Health Policies Improving, Says CDC

The epidemic of obesity in the U.S. has reached even children. Though some signs are showing improvement in childhood obesity numbers across the country, parents and policy makers are still looking to schools to teach children healthy eating practices. This …

Obese Preschooler Numbers Declining in Some States, Says CDC Obese Preschooler Numbers Declining in Some States, Says CDC
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The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released its newest Vital Signs report on childhood obesity. Despite the high numbers of American children who are obese, the agency was able to show that many states have falling …

Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study
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Americans are now larger than ever, and predicted to become even larger over the next few decades. Along with the rise in obesity has come a rise in associated health problems and costs. Medical professionals across the U.S. are now …

Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study
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Though a mother’s health during pregnancy can dramatically affect the health of a child, researchers have now found evidence that the health of fathers may also contribute. A new study out of the University of Adelaide has found “molecular signals” …

Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 …

AMA: Obesity is a Disease, Remove Sugary Drinks From SNAP AMA: Obesity is a Disease, Remove Sugary Drinks From SNAP

The American Medical Association (AMA) this week held its annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The doctors attending the meeting have a large influence on the strategies medical professionals across the U.S. use to combat illnesses. Of the many topics taken …

Ricky Naputi: 900 lb. Man Gets New TLC Show Ricky Naputi: 900 lb. Man Gets New TLC Show
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It’s well-known that a large number of Americans are overweight, and predictions seem to indicate that the issue will only get worse as time goes on. What isn’t as well-known is that the U.S. territory of Guam may be even …

Binge Eating, Weight Reduced Using Brain Stimulation on Mice Binge Eating, Weight Reduced Using Brain Stimulation on Mice

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have found the next big trend in weight loss: deep brain stimulation (DBS). A new study has found that DBS in a specific brain region in mice can activate a dopamine type-2 receptor. …

Target Dress: Apology Issued For “Manatee” Size Tag Target Dress: Apology Issued For “Manatee” Size Tag

Though a majority of Americans are now overweight and are predicted to get larger in the coming years, those who are overweight still have to contend with body image issues on a daily basis. While the magazine section at the …

Obese Guy That Made Impassioned YouTube Plea Is Down 300+ lbs Obese Guy That Made Impassioned YouTube Plea Is Down 300+ lbs

About 11 months ago, a severely obese 23-year-old named Robert Gibbs made an impassioned plea for help on his YouTube channel. “I’m making this video because I don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried losing weight on my own, …

Obesity Linked to Increased Death Risks Obesity Linked to Increased Death Risks

Obesity has already been tied to a wide range of health problems, including cognitive decline. Now, a new study published recently in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that people who are severely obese are at a …

Weight Loss Through Aerobics More Effective Than Resistance Training, Shows Study Weight Loss Through Aerobics More Effective Than Resistance Training, Shows Study
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A new study shows that aerobic exercises are more effective at burning fat than resistance training or a combination of resistance and aerobic training. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, analyzed the body composition of overweight or …

Cholesterol and Obesity in Kids Linked to Bedroom TV Viewing Cholesterol and Obesity in Kids Linked to Bedroom TV Viewing
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A new study has shown a correlation between kids who have TVs in their bedroom and childhood obesity. Previous studies have shown that poor TV viewing habits during childhood carry on into adulthood, leading to obesity and elevated total cholesterol. …

Diabetes Targeted by New “Hormone Hybrids” Diabetes Targeted by New “Hormone Hybrids”

An team of scientists may have achieved a major milestone in the treatment of diabetes and obesity. The researchers engineered a method to deliver hormones to specific tissues in the body, while keeping them away from others. The team, led …