obesity

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New NYC ads warn about sweet tea, energy drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s campaign to cut consumption of sugary drinks now features ads warning people about sweet teas, sports and energy drinks and fruit-flavored beverages. The city health department launched the […]

06/03/2013

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Mom’s obesity surgery may help break cycle in kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children’s genes […]

05/27/2013

human brain

Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

01/02/2013

Chris Christie

NJ Gov. Christie: My weight no bar to presidency

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “more than a little” overweight but is fit enough to be in the White House. The Republican governor was asked about his weight problem during an interview with Barbara Walters.

12/12/2012

Severly obese are fastest growing group of overweight

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The proportion of Americans who are severely obese — 100 pounds or more overweight — continues to increase rapidly and much faster than those with moderate obesity, but the rate of […]

10/02/2012

Newly approved 'miracle' diet pill now available (audio)

A new diet drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July is now available for obese and at-risk overweight patients. The oral medication Qsymia can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription. […]

09/18/2012

New study: More than half in 39 states will be obese by 2030

NEW YORK (AP) – A new study predicts that more than half the people in 39 states will be obese by 2030. Mississippi is expected to still be fattest state in the nation for at […]

09/18/2012

Study suggests tie between BPA and child obesity

NEW YORK (AP) – A new study suggests a connection between the BPA chemical used in food packaging and childhood obesity. But the researchers say their findings don’t prove BPA causes obesity. Most people have […]

09/18/2012

FDA approves first new weight loss pill in decade

(AP) – The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical’s anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade. The agency cleared […]

06/27/2012

Health-care "scorecard" shows Americans get raw deal

Higher education could help people in more ways besides finding a job. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found educated Americans are less likely to be obese and suffer […]

05/16/2012

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