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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.


File photo of an obese dog with its owner. (Photo by Mike Thomas/Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Study: More Than Half Of Cats, Dogs In America Are Obese

As part of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, officials and experts with BluPearl Veterinary Partners – who have offices in Atlanta – are raising awareness about pets with pounds to lose.


File photo of drugs being administered to a cancer patient. (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Obese Cancer Patients Often Shorted On Chemotherapy Dosages

A new study suggests that obese cancer patients may have additional cause for concern.


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Study: Obesity Surgery In Younger Patients Could Reverse Cardiac Problems

Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.


A government survey found 44 percent of school districts banned junk food from vending machines last year, up from 30 percent in 2006. (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: 44 Percent Of US School Districts Ban Junk Food Vending Machines

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.


File photo of children learning about exercising. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Childhood Obesity Rates Fell In 18 States

Health officials say they have the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.


Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Skipping Breakfast Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack.


File photo of Coca-Cola bottles. (credit: Getty Images)

Coke Goes Global With Anti-Obesity Push

Coca-Cola says it will work to make lower-calorie drinks and clear nutrition information more widely available around the world.


File photo of a partially eaten double hamburger. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: Children Eating, Drinking Fewer Calories

New research indicates that children are consuming fewer calories than they did at the turn of the century.


File photo of a hotel room occupied by an intimate couple. (credit: Getty Images)

Sex To Burn Calories? Study Exposes Obesity Myths

Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. School gym classes make a big difference in kids’ weight.





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