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Obese Teens More Likely To Develop Colorectal Cancer

Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.

10/09/2014

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One Night Showing Of ‘Fed Up’ Documentary In Bucks County

Medical professionals in Bucks County say the film has a compelling message designed to get people to look at food labels and how much sugar they consume and make better choices when they go shopping.

09/21/2014

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Mild Weight Gain Can Increase Blood Pressure

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that just a few pounds can increase blood pressure.

09/19/2014

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Study: Standing Desks Could Help Cut Childhood Obesity Rates

Childhood obesity is a major public health concern, but new research shows something as simple as changing a child’s desk could help them avoid becoming overweight.

09/17/2014

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CDC Study: Americans’ Bellies Expanding Fast

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

09/17/2014

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Study: ‘Fat-shaming’ Overweight People Doesn’t Help — And Might Actually Hurt

The research, which focused on nearly 3,000 adults over the course of four years, found that those who reported being discriminated against because of their weight actually put on more pounds than those who didn’t.

09/11/2014

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Obese Children – And Their Parents – Underestimate Their Weight

We recently learned that most overweight kids think they are at a normal weight – and their parents underestimate their children’s weight as well.

08/18/2014

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Study: Obese Workers Have Less Endurance On The Job

Those who fell into the obese categories had 40% less endurance on average than those who were not obese, particularly when it came to functions that required hand grip and assembly.

07/25/2014

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Report: Heavy Kids Often Don’t See Themselves As Overweight

According to the CDC, the study’s findings could help influence public health initiatives targeting childhood obesity.

07/24/2014

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Study: Stress, High-fat Meals Combine For Added Pounds

We all know too much stress can be bad for your health, but it can also be bad for your waistline.

07/14/2014

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Fat Camps Offer Pudgy Pets ‘Pawlates’ To Slim Down

Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering “pawlates,” ”doga” and “Barko Polo,” doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man’s best friend.

07/02/2014

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FDA Considering New Weapon In Fight Against Obesity

The FDA has been asked to approve an implantable device to combat obesity.

06/21/2014

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Some Gastric Surgery Benefits May Outweigh Diet And Exercise Alone

This past week results of a study were released which looked at the use of gastric surgical procedures to fight diabetes.

06/13/2014

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Diet May Contribute To Dementia In Older Women

In a study of older women, obesity, high blood pressure, and a low level of hdl, collectively labeled metabolic syndrome, were each associated with a 23% increased risk for cognitive impairment.

06/11/2014

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Yes, You Can Be Too Thin

You might be surprised that research has found that being underweight puts people at even higher risk of dying early than obesity.

04/09/2014

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