Obesity

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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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Just 1 In 4 Young Teens Meet US Fitness Guidelines

Young teens aren’t exactly embracing the government’s Let’s Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the recommendations — an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day.

01/08/2014

Patients cast a shadow while walking to lunch at a weight reduction clinic. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Debate The Validity Of ‘Healthy Obesity’ Studies, Claims

Health experts offer their thoughts on the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity,” and discuss whether or not complications arising from excess weight are a matter of “if” or “when.”

12/08/2013

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Study: Only Half Of Those Hoping To Lose Weight Are ‘Seriously Trying’ To Do So

A recent survey has found that approximately half of Americans want to lose weight – and only about a quarter of the same population are seriously trying to do anything about it.

11/30/2013

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CDC Report Card: Good, Bad Marks On Target Battles

About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement.

11/21/2013

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Hefty Holidays: American Indulgence In The Face Of A National Obesity Epidemic

Will our national concern with our weight and health ever affect or alter how we eat and act during the holiday season?

11/21/2013

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Doctors Are Told To Get Serious About Obesity

Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight.

11/13/2013

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Pew: Most See Obesity As Health Concern, Do Not Think Government Should Act

A recently conducted survey suggests that the majority of Americans feel obesity is cause for significant concern, but do not think that it is up to the government to intervene with policies that may result in healthier eating habits.

11/13/2013

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