Obesity

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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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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

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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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