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Obesity

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Study: Obesity Undercounted In Children

According to a new study, obesity is undercounted in children because the commonly used body mass index may leave out up to 25 percent of children that have excess body fat.

06/25/2014

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New Statistics Show Gestational Diabetes Cases Increasing

Doctors are now finding that gestational diabetes is more common than they thought.

06/25/2014

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Study: Children Of Divorce More Likely To Be Overweight

According to a new study, children whose parents are divorced more likely to be overweight than children of parents who stay married.

06/05/2014

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Study: People Who Drink Diet Soda Lose More Weight Than Those That Just Drink Water

According to a new study, drinking diet sodas may help people lose more weight than those who just drink water.

05/27/2014

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Report: US Obesity Rate Reaches New High

According to a recent study, the obesity rate in the US has reached a new high.

05/22/2014

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Report: Some Kids’ Cereals Have As Much Sugar As Cookies

According to a new report, children’s breakfast cereal has as much sugar as cookies.

05/19/2014

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Study Finds Obesity Can Have Negative Effect On Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study says obesity can have a negative effect on young breast cancer patients.

05/16/2014

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Georgia Agency Awards $390K In Rural Health Care Grants

The Georgia Department of Community Health has awarded $390,000 in grants to bolster health care service in rural communities.

04/30/2014

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Study: Young Girls More Likely To Become Obese If They Are Being Called ‘Fat’

According to a new study, girls who are told they are too fat by either a parent, sibling, friend, classmate, or teacher are more likely to be obese by the time they hit age 19.

04/29/2014

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Study: Monkeys On Low Calorie Diet Live Longer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, knowing your body mass index, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular physical activity are all actions you can take for yourself to combat obesity.

04/01/2014

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