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Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising Feature
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Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising

Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.

Am I Overweight or Obese?
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Am I Overweight or Obese?

The CDC reports that 32 percent of American women 20 years of age and older are considered obese. Confused about the difference between being overweight and obese? You're not alone.

Adaptive Exercise: What to Do When Moving Isn't Easy
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Adaptive Exercise: What to Do When Moving Isn't Easy

If working out seems impossible to you because of chronic pain, perhaps it's time for a different approach.

The Depression and Body Weight Connection
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The Depression and Body Weight Connection

Does obesity lead to depression or does depression lead to weight gain?

12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes
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12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes

As many as 60 million people in the United States have prediabetes, yet more than 90 percent of them don’t know it. Find out if you're one of them and learn how to take action today.

Can Obesity Affect Brain Health?
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Can Obesity Affect Brain Health?

It's well-known that carrying too much weight puts stress on the heart, joints and organs, but now we're learning that obesity may even harm your ability to think.

Khaliah Ali Knocks Out Obesity
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Khaliah Ali Knocks Out Obesity

Daughter of heavyweight champion breaks the cycle and sets new course for her family.

10 Strategies for Weight-Loss Success
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10 Strategies for Weight-Loss Success

Are you trying to lose a few pounds? Successful weight loss includes more than just reducing calories. Get strategies that can help.

'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade
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'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds. The new research also found that these severely obese youngsters are more likely to be depressed and withdrawn. Obese children may turn to eating to cope with the pain of rejection or skip school to avoid being bullied, the researchers said.

Modern Lifestyle, Not Genes, Primary Culprit for Obesity Epidemic
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Modern Lifestyle, Not Genes, Primary Culprit for Obesity Epidemic

It looks like the primary culprit behind the obesity epidemic may be the modern-day environment, and not genes, new U.S. research suggests. Americans were more likely to pack on more pounds if they were born later in the 20th century, regardless of whether they had a high genetic risk for obesity,

Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults
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Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults

Among obese American adults, control of blood sugar is worsening, leading to more diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds.

Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too
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Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too

New research suggests that being overweight or obese may trigger premature aging of the middle-aged brain.

Calling Your Kid Overweight Can Lead to More Weight Gain
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Calling Your Kid Overweight Can Lead to More Weight Gain

One study found that no matter a child's actual weight, those whose parents believed they were overweight gained more weight. The other study found that more than 82 percent of parents underestimate the weight of their overweight or obese children.

Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized
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Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Obese preschoolers are two to three times more likely to end up in the hospital than their healthy weight peers are, new research suggests.

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers May Decrease Obesity Risk Later
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Early Bedtime for Preschoolers May Decrease Obesity Risk Later

Sending preschoolers off to bed early may bring them an unexpected benefit: less chance of obesity when they are teens.

Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight
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Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight

The study, which followed nearly 74,000 U.S. women, found that the longer a woman carried excess poundage, the greater her risk of breast, endometrial, colon and kidney cancers.

Obesity Rates Rising Among Women
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Obesity Rates Rising Among Women

More American women than ever are obese, while the number of men carrying around far too many pounds has held steady, new research shows. A second study finds U.S. teens are another group that continues to struggle with obesity.

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women
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Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women

Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests.

Average American Growing Wider but Not Taller
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Average American Growing Wider but Not Taller

Americans are getting heavier—since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller.

Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer?
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Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer?

Obesity is a risk factor for kidney cancer. Yet, obese people with advanced kidney cancer seem to live longer than normal-weight or underweight patients, a new study finds.