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More Than a Third of American Women Are Obese

  Most Americans could afford to lose a few pounds, according to a new study that looked at overweight and obesity rates in the United States. What’s more, there are now more obese women in this country than overweight women. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. …

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Teens Who Stay Up Late May Gain More Weight Over Time

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens may have a new reason to take their parents’ advice and go to bed early. Staying up late on weeknights may increase a teen’s risk of becoming overweight over time, a new study says. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more …

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How Weight Loss Surgery May Affect Your Marriage

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation, researchers report. The Ohio State University research team based the findings on a review of 13 studies of weight-loss surgery that were published between 1990 and 2014. …

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Fat

Fat shaming doesn’t just hurt a person’s self-esteem. Studies show it can take a real toll on physical health too. And according to a new review of research presented this week the American Psychological Association annual convention, doctors are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to making people feel …

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News Roundup: Not

Does this British statistic make me look skinny?Apparently it’s not just Americans who are clueless about their own weight. In 2007, just over half, or 53%, of the UK population had a body mass index in the overweight to obese range. But only 75% of those people realized they were …

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Study: Fast

Istockphoto/Health By Patrick SauerWEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2008 (Health.com) — Ronald McDonald first appeared in a television ad in 1963—played by none other than the Today show’s Willard Scott—and 45 years later the burger-slinging clown has reached near-universal recognition. The book Fast Food Nation notes that 96% of American schoolchildren surveyed …

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Ending Weight Bias: The Easiest Way to Tackle Obesity in America

Istockphoto Discrimination is diminishing, giving way to progress…all the way to the White House. And we’re all thinking about the challenges ahead for America. The key to addressing one of our biggest health challenges—the obesity crisis—may lie in making size discrimination illegal. The journal Obesity published a special issue on …

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