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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.


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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.


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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.


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CDC: Children Eating, Drinking Fewer Calories

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


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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.


For the first time in the 13-year history of the brand study, Coca-Cola has been bumped from its position at the top of the most valuable brand list. In its place: Apple.  (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Coca-Cola To Address Obesity For First Time In Television Ads

Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.


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Review Of Past Studies Backs Up Claims Of “Obesity Paradox”

ATLANTA (WAOK) – A new review of close to 100 past studies appears to be lending some credence to the concept of a so-called “obesity paradox.” The new study’s lead author, a scientist with the […]


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Study: Facebook Could Cause Obesity

Researchers at Columbia University have learned that using Facebook may be tied to obesity, due to the negative eating habits that could result from frequent visitation of social networking sites.