Obesity

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Study: Action-Packed TV Might Make You Snack More

Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

09/10/2014

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Study: Any Diet Works If People Stick To It

Willpower is the key to weight loss, say researchers.

09/03/2014

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Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own Children

More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.

08/25/2014

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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.

08/18/2014

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Study: Obese Preschoolers May Already Have Risk Factors For Heart Disease, Diabetes

Overweight children showed metabolic abnormalities found in adults with weight problems.

08/12/2014

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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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