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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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Study: Eating Too Much Salty Foods Speeds Cellular Aging In Obese Teens

A new study has found that cellular aging is sped up in obese and overweight teenagers who eat too much salty foods.

03/23/2014

Canadian researchers found that parents with the strictest parenting style were more likely to raise obese children. (Getty Images)

Study: Stricter Parents More Likely To Raise Obese Children

Kids whose parents lay down a lot of rules without communicating with their children are at the greatest risk of obesity.

03/23/2014

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Study: Exposure To Fast Food Restaurants Can Lead To Obesity

According to a recent study, exposure to fast food restaurants can lead to obesity; and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2010, adults in the US consumed an average of 11.3 percent of their total daily calories from fast food.

03/15/2014

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Study: Obese Children Take Longer To Work Through Problems

The findings of a recent study suggest that obese children may experience more difficulty with solving problems and answering questions than their slimmer classmates.

03/10/2014

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Study: Obesity, Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

A new study has found that birth control pills and obesity may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

03/02/2014

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Study: Average Obese Woman Only Gets One Hour Of Vigorous Exercise Per Year

The findings of a recent study suggest that the average obese woman in America only exercises vigorously for approximately one hour per year.

02/21/2014

A recent study suggests firstborn men tend to be heavier than their second-born counterparts. (Getty Images)

Study: Firstborn Males At Greater Health Risk

First born men weighed 15 pounds more than their second-born counterparts.

02/07/2014

Study suggests a child's risk for obesity starts much earlier than previously believed. (Getty Images)

Study: Child Obesity Risk Starts Before School Age

Researchers find that “weight fate” is set by age 5.

01/30/2014

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