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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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Study Finds A Link Between Depression And Obesity In Girls

There’s a correlation between depression and obesity in girls according to a new local study.

03/24/2014

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Nature Vs. Nurture – It May Not Be One Or The Other

People often pit their genes against their lifetime experiences when looking at physical and emotional traits but this is often a big mistake.

03/24/2014

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Study: Drinking Tequila May Be Beneficial To Those Who Are Overweight Or Have Diabetes

A new study suggests that the sugars in the plant used to make tequila may offer health benefits to people who are overweight or have diabetes.

03/20/2014

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Report: Pennsylvanians Still Tipping The Scales

In the latest Gallup poll on obesity, Pennsylvania ranked the 18th fattest state. Just over 28% of the state’s population is classified as obese.

03/06/2014

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Study: TV In The Bedroom Leads To Weight Gain In Kids

Thinking of getting your child his or her own TV? You might want to reconsider.

03/05/2014

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New Study Finds Loneliness Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

A new research study from the University of Chicago shows that loneliness poses a significant health risk for older adults.

02/17/2014

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Diet Soda Alone Is Not The Answer To Weight Loss

If you’re looking to lose weight, switching to diet drinks as a sole intervention will probably not provide you with the results you desire.

01/22/2014

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