Obesity

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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

File photo of a person filling a cup with soda. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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

File photo of a person filling a cup with soda. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Poll: Obesity Rates Climbing In All Demographics In U.S.

A recent Gallup poll suggests that obesity rates are climbing in all groups in the United States.

11/04/2013

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Doctors Urge Parents To Adopt Policy Restricting Teen Texts, Online Access

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.

10/28/2013

Researchers say a genetic mutation may slow metabolism and increase appetite. (Getty Images)

“Hungry Gene” Discovery May Help Fight Obesity

The discovery of a genetic mutation that slows metabolism may help in the fight against obesity, say researchers.

10/25/2013

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