obesity

  1. Children's Health

    Does this anti-obesity ad go too far or not far enough? (VIDEO)

    When someone's life is threatened by obesity, who is really at fault?
  2. New Moms

    Examining the link between obesity and breastfeeding success

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    Breastfeeding can be challenging even for mothers who have had kids before, but a new study shows that obese women are less likely...
  3. Well-being

    The skinny on saturated fats

    Is your fridge stocked with low-fat or “zero-fat” foods — yogurt, ice cream or skim milk? Do reduced-fat treats — cookies, crackers,...
  4. Diet

    Do you have the belly fat gene?

    Researchers have found five more genes that are specifically linked to having a higher waist-to-hip ratio.
  5. K-12

    Are "fat letters" from school harmful or helpful?

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    How would you feel if you got a letter saying your child was overweight?
  6. Pets & Animals

    Vets share advice on maintaining your pet's weight

    Obesity in pets is an epidemic sweeping America and can lead to serious health conditions in your pet. Here's what you need to know...
  7. Children's Health

    How losing weight leads to eating disorders

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    A new study finds that obese teens looking to lose weight can develop eating disorders, which often are overlooked.
  8. Diet

    Why Americans are malnourished

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    Americans are a hefty yet nutritionally deprived bunch — obese and at the same time malnourished. Chalk it up to empty...
  9. Diet

    BodyMedia FIT reveals the most obese and fittest states

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    BodyMedia FIT delved into user data and found out which states have the fittest — and the most obese — people.
  10. K-12

    Boy Scouts exclude obese participants from outing

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    The National Scout Jamboree is going on right now, but obese kids — and adults — can’t participate. Is the...
  11. Women's Health

    Study: Why diet soda is not a weight loss tool

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    Slashing calories by switching from regular soda to diet soda sounds good in theory, but it could lead to weight gain, diabetes and...
  12. Children's Health

    Study reveals new facts about childhood obesity

    A recent study indicates that parents should focus discussions on healthy foods instead of weight loss or dieting.
  13. Diet

    New weight loss drug on market

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    Belviq is the latest weight loss drug ready to hit the market next week, but don't expect miracle results.
  14. Health & Wellness

    Insulin and diabetes treatment round 2

    Dr. Eduardo Castro wrestles with the current state of diabetes treatment and what is, in his opinion, one of modern medicine's...
  15. Health & Wellness

    Insulin and diabetes treatment

    Dr. Eduardo Castro wrestles with the current state of diabetes treatment and what is, in his opinion, one of modern medicine's...
  16. Tips & Advice

    Parenting Guru: Are your kids a healthy weight?

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    It’s simple when you think about it. We gain weight when we take in more calories than we burn. “It’s what we call a positive energy...
  17. Diet

    New weight loss drug: FDA approves Belviq

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    Not a cure, but a step in the right direction -- that’s what some experts are calling the newly FDA-approved diet pill, Belviq...
  18. Diet

    Doctors turn away overweight patients, study shows

    It’s hard enough carrying a few extra pounds, but being heavier just got harder. According to a study completed at Yale University,...
  19. Healthy Recipes

    Heart Attack Grill: Is honesty the best policy?

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    America's unabashedly unhealthy burger joint, Heart Attack Grill, has been under fire for making a joke out of obesity. If more...
  20. Pregnancy

    Some doctors in South Florida refusing to treat obese patients

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    Some OB-GYNs in Florida are refusing to treat obese women due to both the risks of treating such patients and the fact that their...