obesity

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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized […]

07/05/2014

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, photo, Mary-Jane Harrison plays with her grandson David, in San Antonio. Like nearly 78 million American adults, Harrison is obese, and because of stress fractures in her legs she is unable to able to walk up or down the stairs of her two-story home. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Few eligible patients can get weight loss surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese. And like many critically overweight Americans, Harrison cannot afford to have weight loss surgery because her health insurance doesn’t cover it. The financial […]

02/14/2014

This Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 photo, Chelsea Hale holds a photo of herself made three years ago at the age of 17 before she had obesity surgery, in Fairfield, Ohio. Hale had weighed 314 pounds and is now about 170 pounds. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study. Half the teens had at least […]

11/04/2013

This Feb. 5, 1930, photo shows former President and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft in his judicial robes. History buffs know Taft is the only president-turned-Supreme Court chief justice, but he's also remembered as the president whose weight, at times well over 300 pounds, made headlines. (AP Photo/Files)

Portly Taft helped usher in modern obesity care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Way before Weight Watchers or “The Biggest Loser,” a president known for his girth was helping to usher in a modern approach to treating obesity. Got a nagging doctor? The 27th president, […]

10/14/2013

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they […]

09/19/2013

This handout photo provided by the Washington University School of Medicine shows Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura of Washington University in St. Louis example samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. (AP Photo/Elizabethe Holland, Washington University School of Medicine)

The right bacteria might help fight obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat. Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against […]

09/05/2013

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Obesity epidemic has a high death toll

Uh-oh! The nation’s obesity epidemic may be worse than we thought — four times worse. According to a new study from Columbia University, the death toll from this epidemic may be nearly four times higher […]

08/16/2013

Obesity in America

Obesity very high in 13 states; many in the South

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government survey shows obesity still isn’t budging among American adults. Overall, the level of adult obesity has been about the same for years now. The latest survey found 13 states […]

08/15/2013

Lizanne Falsetto

Lizanne Falsetto on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with model, athlete, businesswoman, and mompreneur Lizanne Falsetto. From a one woman operation to a firm with over 20 employees, she has successfully grown her healthy snack and and weight-management protein bars, thinkThin® into a multi-million dollar company.

06/12/2013

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Obesity surgery diabetes study shows pros and cons

CHICAGO (AP) — Obesity surgery worked much better at reducing and even reversing diabetes than medication and lifestyle changes in one of the most rigorous studies of its kind. But the researchers and others warn […]

06/04/2013

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